Humpy on top of junior girls' rankings

Updated: 25 February 2007 07:37 IST

World junior champion Koneru Humpy is ranked number one in the latest FIDE list of top-20 girls' list.

Humpy on top of junior girls' rankings

New Delhi:

After Viswanathan Anand put India on the world map of international chess in the men's section, it is now the turn of 14-year-old Koneru Humpy to hog the limelight with a top spot in FIDE girls' rankings. World junior champion Koneru Humpy is ranked number one in the latest FIDE list of top-20 girls' list while World Champion Viswanathan Anand, ranked third, remained the only Indian in the top 100 in the Men's list.Humpy, the youngest in the list, with 2464 ELO rating points is also ranked 16th, the highest ever by an Indian, in the top-50 Women's list which is headed by GM Judit Polgar of Hungary.Woman Grandmaster S Vijayalakshmi is the other Indian to figure in the Women's list. She is ranked 43rd with 2405 ELO points. The 20-year-old Grandmaster K Sasikiran is the lone Indian to find a place in the top-20 Boy's list. Sasikiran is ranked seventh with 2569 ELO points.Anand, who will be defending his crown next month, has 2770 ELO rating points behind Russians Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik.Braingames winner Kramnik is closing the gap with Kasparov and he is now 29 points adrift of the leader. Kramnik has 2809 points to Kasparov's 2838 points. Twenty-two-year old Hungarian GM Peter Leko is the youngest in the top ten. Leko is fifth with 2733 points. In the Women's list too Humpy is the youngest among the top-50.Former World Champion, 50-year-old Anatoly Karpov, is ranked 16 with 2692 points. (PTI)



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