Humpy misses GM norm, wins title

Updated: 25 February 2007 07:37 IST

Koneru Humpy wins first Saturday GM Chess tournament in Budapest by settling for a draw with GM Todorovic Goran (Yugoslavia), netting the highest of 7.5 points.

Hyderabad:

Woman Grandmaster Koneru Humpy won the first Saturday GM Chess tournament in Budapest by settling for a draw with GM Todorovic Goran (Yugoslavia), netting the highest of 7.5 points. The 14-year old garnered 7.5 points with five wins, five draws and one loss. International Master Peter Horvath and IM Jakab Attile (both Hungary) finished a close second with 7 points each. Humpy missed the chance to get her second Men's GM norm as she fell short by half point in the 11 round tournament when she had to settle for a draw against IM Attile in the tenth and penultimate round played yesterday. Humpy needed to win her last two rounds to reach 8.5 points and earn her second men's GM norm. However, after a pitched battle in a Nimzo Indian defence which later transformed into a Caro Kann defence, Humpy, playing black, had to be content with a draw after 47 moves. (PTI)

Topics : Chess
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