|| 12 January 1991
Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Woman Grand Master (2004)
||2528 (October 2014)
||Women's World Chess Championship 2015 (knock-out)
Dronavalli Harika (born 12 January 1991) is an Indian chess grandmaster.
She gradually came to prominence winning the World Youth Chess Championship in the Girls' Under-14 and Under-18 categories. In 2011 she won the Asian Individual Women Chess Championship. Her personal coach is N.V.S. Raju. Harika earned the Grandmaster title in July 2011. Vladimir Kramnik, Judit Polgar and Viswanathan Anand are her chess heroes. She was a student of Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer, guntur, A.P
- She won the Commonwealth Women's Championship three times in 2006, 2007 and 2010.
- She has won three World Youth Chess Championship titles: in 2004, she won the Girls Under-14 in Heraklion, Greece, and in 2006, she won the Girls Under 18 in Batumi, Georgia.
- In 2008, she took the Girl's title at the World Junior Chess Championship at Gaziantep, Turkey, winning with a point to spare.
- She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2007.
- She was the leading female of the Gibraltar Chess Festival's 2008 tournament.
- She won Bronze medal in 2010 Asian Games in Woman's individual rapid event.
- She reached the quarter-finals of the Women's World Chess Championship 2010.
- She became the second Indian woman (after Koneru Humpy) to achieve the title of Grandmaster at the men's level.
- She reached the semi-finals of the Women's World Chess Championship 2012, but lost to Antoaneta Stefanova.
- She won bronze at the Women's World Chess Championship 2015 (knock-out). She made it up to the semi-finals, where she lost to Mariya Muzychuk, the eventual winner.
- She won the individual silver at the Women's World Team Chess Championship 2015 held at Chengdu, China. Despite Harika's silver and Humpy's bronze, India finished fourth in the competition - a point behind China, which bagged the bronze medal.
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