India proud of youngest female grandmaster

9/13/2002 – Chess prodigy Koneru Humpy has become the first woman chess player from India to receive the Men's Grandmaster title. There is some debate about whether she is the youngest ever woman in the world achieve this – at 15 years, one month and 27 days (three months less than Judit Polgar's previous record). The Indian press are ecstatic. You will find links to the articles here.

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Humpy youngest female grandmaster

Koneru Humpy Humpy is also the first Indian woman to achieve the men's GM title. "The presidential board meeting of FIDE, which met on September 8 in the Kremlin, Moscow, found her claim for the title as genuine and conferred the GM norm on her," says FIDE vice-president P T Ummer Koya. The governing body had examined the ratings and category of the tournaments she played to log the required three GM norms to get the men's Grand Master and found that they were right and genuine, Koya said. Humpy will take part in the the Second World Chess Cup planned for October in India.



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