|Full name||Dronavalli Harika|
12 January 1991 |
Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
International Master (2007)
Woman Grand Master (2004)
|FIDE rating||2523 (September 2014)
(No. 14 ranked woman in the November 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
|Peak rating||2525 (November 2010)|
She gradually came to prominence winning the World Youth Chess Championship in the Girls' Under-14 and Under-18 categories. In 2011 she won the Asian Individual Women Chess Championship. Her personal coach is N.V.S. Raju. Harika earned the Grandmaster title in July 2011.
- She won the Commonwealth Women's Championship three times in 2006, 2007 and 2010.
- She has won three World Youth Chess Championship titles: in 2004, she won the Girls Under-14 in Heraklion, Greece, and in 2006, she won the Girls Under 18 in Batumi, Georgia.
- In 2008, she took the Girl's title at the World Junior Chess Championship at Gaziantep, Turkey, winning with a point to spare.
- She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2007.
- She was the leading female of the Gibraltar Chess Festival's 2008 tournament.
- She won Bronze medal in 2010 Asian Games in Woman's individual rapid event.
- She reached the quarter-finals of the Women's World Chess Championship 2010.
- She became the second Indian woman (after Koneru Humpy) to achieve the title of Grandmaster at the men's level.
- She reached the semi-finals of the Women's World Chess Championship 2012, but lost to Antoaneta Stefanova.
- "Asian Individual Women Chess Championship 2011". Chess-Results.com. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- Dronavalli Harika player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- IANS (2010-11-16). "Sport / Other Sports : Harika grabs chess bronze". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
- Last Update: 05:23 PM IST. "Sport News India, Latest Sports News, Top Sports Stories". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
- "Harika Dronavalli earns Grandmaster title in chess - Sport - DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
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