Dronavalli Harika

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The native form of this personal name is Harika Dronavalli. This article uses the Western name order.
Dronavalli Harika
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Full name Dronavalli Harika
Country India
Born (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 25)
Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Title Grandmaster (2011)
Woman Grand Master (2004)
FIDE rating 2508 (February 2016)
Peak rating 2528 (October 2014)
Dronavalli Harika
Medal record
Women's Chess
Bronze medal – third place Women's World Chess Championship 2015 (knock-out) Individual
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Individual

Dronavalli Harika (born 12 January 1991) is an Indian chess grandmaster.

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.[1] Her personal coach is N.V.S. Raju. Harika earned the Grandmaster title in July 2011. [2] Vladimir Kramnik, Judit Polgar and Viswanathan Anand are her chess heroes.[3] She was a student of Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer, guntur, A.P



  1. ^ "Asian Individual Women Chess Championship 2011". Chess-Results.com. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  2. ^ http://en.chessbase.com/post/harika-on-chess-life-and-more
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3a4j6Bx-78
  4. ^ Dronavalli Harika player profile and games at Chessgames.com
  5. ^ IANS (2010-11-16). "Sport / Other Sports : Harika grabs chess bronze". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  6. ^ Last Update: 05:23 PM IST. "Sport News India, Latest Sports News, Top Sports Stories". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  7. ^ "Harika Dronavalli earns Grandmaster title in chess - Sport - DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  8. ^ "Harika wins bronze in World Women's Chess Championship". PTI. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "World Women Chess: Harika wins silver, bronze for Humpy". PTI. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 

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