Humpy's GM title chase to start next month

Updated: 25 February 2007 07:37 IST

World junior chess champion Koneru Humpy's quest for the third Grandmaster norm will start next month when she tours Hungary and Yugoslavia.

Humpy's GM title chase to start next month

Hyderabad:

Brimming with confidence, world junior chess champion Koneru Humpy's quest for the third Grandmaster norm will start next month when she tours Hungary and Yugoslavia with a much improved ELO rating. The 14-year-old also has a chance to replace Hungarian GM Judit Polgar in the record books as the youngest woman to acquire a men's GM title if she wins her third norm before August 22 next year. "I have to improve and concentrate more on my openings and middle game in the years to come," Humpy told reporters here today on her return after a dream run in East Europe. She said the Third Saturday GM chess tournament had been more gratifying as she remained unbeaten on the way to her second GM norm. Humpy said her aim was to win the world title and for that she would put in all efforts. Besides becoming the first Indian woman to achieve a second GM norm, Humpy also won titles at Budapest and Belgrade. (PTI)

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