Not often does a girl chess participant will get to play 11 Grandmasters in as many rounds of a contest. And to do effectively towards such high quality opposition is taken into account extremely unbelievable.
Remarkably, Grandmaster D. Harika made probably the most of this uncommon alternative along with her strongest-ever efficiency within the just-concluded FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss at Douglas, Isle of Man.
The invitational subject attracted a number of the strongest gamers, together with the World champion Magnus Carlsen and second ranked Fabiano Caruana. The depth of the sector might be gauged from the truth that, out of 154 gamers within the fray, 131 had been GMs, two Lady GMs and 16 Worldwide Masters.
Harika, highest rated amongst 18 girls, began within the 122nd place and completed 83rd after scoring 5.5 factors from 11 rounds. Her show was definitely worth the girls’s high prize of $10,000.
Rated 2495, Harika carried out at a never-before excessive degree of 2651 and gained 23 factors that ought to take her again into the World’s top-10 checklist.
Identified for her cussed defence and talent to attract much more video games than win decisively towards high quality opposition, Harika confirmed the stuff she is made from this previous fortnight.
Dealing with far stronger rivals, rated between 2629 and 2691, Harika received twice, misplaced twice and drew seven instances. Her victims included Mircea-Emilian Parligras (Romania, 2629) and Alex Bachmann (Paraguay, 2629). She misplaced to compatriot Ok. Sasikiran (2675) and Alexander Moiseenko (Ukraine, 2635). Her strongest efficiency within the drawn video games got here towards Nils Grandelius (Sweden, 2691).
“It’s been an incredible couple of weeks playing the FIDE Grand Swiss tournament. Feels good to be back in the World’s top-10 and looking forward to working even harder and carrying this form in future,” was how Harika expressed her ideas on twitter.
Harika has the grit and the gumption to carry out on the highest degree. In any case, three World championship bronze medals stand testimony to her capabilities.
A detailed take a look at Harika’s newest show absolutely reinforces the assumption that her greatest clearly lies forward.