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Harika Dronavalli
H Dronavalli 

Number of games in database: 1,587
Years covered: 2000 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2515 (2450 rapid, 2422 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2539
Overall record: +302 -176 =514 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 595 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (109) 
    A15 A13 A10 A14 A11
 Reti System (87) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Pawn Game (70) 
    D02 A45 E00 D00 A46
 King's Indian (47) 
    E63 E62 E90 E60 E67
 Slav (45) 
    D15 D17 D11 D10 D12
 Sicilian (44) 
    B22 B32 B28 B30 B47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (116) 
    B33 B30 B31 B27 B32
 King's Indian (80) 
    E67 E70 E62 E60 E81
 French Defense (73) 
    C05 C18 C07 C02 C01
 Queen's Pawn Game (62) 
    A40 D02 A46 A45 E00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (49) 
    D31 D35 D37 D30 D38
 Ruy Lopez (46) 
    C65 C67 C60 C63 C70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Dronavalli vs Z Rahman, 2004 1-0
   S Andriasyan vs H Dronavalli, 2006 0-1
   H Dronavalli vs S Cua, 2008 1-0
   S Khademalsharieh vs H Dronavalli, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Short vs H Dronavalli, 2016 0-1
   Y Prathiba vs H Dronavalli, 2001 0-1
   Kosteniuk vs H Dronavalli, 2015 0-1
   T Abrahamyan vs H Dronavalli, 2015 0-1
   D Howell vs H Dronavalli, 2009 0-1
   H Dronavalli vs A Stefanova, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Global Chess League (2023)
   FIDE World Cup Women (2023)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2007)
   Tata Steel India (Women) (2022)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Commonwealth and South African Open (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2013)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Batumi Olympiad (Women) (2018)

   🏆 Tata Steel India Blitz (Women)
   D Deshmukh vs H Dronavalli (Sep-04-23) 0-1, blitz
   A Ushenina vs H Dronavalli (Sep-04-23) 1-0, blitz
   H Dronavalli vs Shri B Savitha (Sep-04-23) 1-0, blitz
   N Batsiashvili vs H Dronavalli (Sep-04-23) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   H Dronavalli vs Koneru (Sep-04-23) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Jan-12-1991, 32 years old) India

[what is this?]
WGM (2004) and GM (2011). Harika is a bright young talent from India. Her achievements include conquering the world titles of World Youth Champion in 2006 (Girls Under-18) and U-14 Girls Champion in 2004. In 2007 Harika became the Women's Commonwealth Chess Champion. She added another feather to her cap, by becoming Women's World Junior Champion in 2008.

In 2011, Harika won her 3rd GM norm when she came second in the 1st Hangzhou Women's GM Tournament (2011) to become India's second female grandmaster. In August 2012, she came =3rd at the Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Tournament 2012 with 7/9, half a point behind the joint leaders. She competed in the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) and defeated Indian WGM Soumya Swaminathan, Armenian GM Elina Danielian, Georgian IM and WGM Lela Javakhishvili, and Chinese GM Zhao Xue to reach the semi finals. There she met and lost to former Women's World Champion, Bulgarian GM Antoaneta Stefanova to bow out of the contest.

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Wikipedia article: Dronavalli Harika

 page 1 of 64; games 1-25 of 1,587  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Dronavalli vs A Muzychuk  1-0492000Wch U10 GirlsA04 Reti Opening
2. A Gokhale vs H Dronavalli  ½-½352001IND-ch (Women)D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
3. Y Prathiba vs H Dronavalli  1-0622001IND-ch (Women)C05 French, Tarrasch
4. H Dronavalli vs S Dhar  1-0502001IND-ch (Women)A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
5. A Gokhale vs H Dronavalli  1-0652001Asian-ch (Women) 9thD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
6. H Dronavalli vs X Gu  ½-½912001Asian-ch (Women) 9thA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. M Geldiyeva vs H Dronavalli  ½-½402001Asian-ch (Women) 9thA15 English
8. H Dronavalli vs G Swathi  0-1412001Asian-ch (Women) 9thA06 Reti Opening
9. B Thipsay vs H Dronavalli  0-1632001Asian-ch (Women) 9thC02 French, Advance
10. H Dronavalli vs J Zhang  0-1672001Asian-ch (Women) 9thA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. Y Prathiba vs H Dronavalli  0-1392001Asian-ch (Women) 9thC05 French, Tarrasch
12. H Dronavalli vs Kieu Thien Kim Le  ½-½542001Asian-ch (Women) 9thA04 Reti Opening
13. I Khamrakulova vs H Dronavalli 1-0292001Asian-ch (Women) 9thC02 French, Advance
14. A Khanam vs H Dronavalli  0-1502001Asian-ch (Women) 9thA48 King's Indian
15. A Muzychuk vs H Dronavalli 1-0432001Wch U12 GirlsC18 French, Winawer
16. H Dronavalli vs Lagno  1-0342001Wch U12 GirlsA06 Reti Opening
17. E Kovalevskaya vs H Dronavalli  1-0322002World Cup (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. H Dronavalli vs S Matveeva  0-1522002World Cup (Women)A30 English, Symmetrical
19. Chiburdanidze vs H Dronavalli  0-1522002World Cup (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
20. Cmilyte vs H Dronavalli  1-0732002World Cup (Women)D97 Grunfeld, Russian
21. H Dronavalli vs R Li  ½-½572002World Cup (Women)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
22. A Muzychuk vs H Dronavalli  0-1652002Wch U12 GirlsB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. N Pogonina vs H Dronavalli  ½-½432002Wch U20 Girls 19thC05 French, Tarrasch
24. H Dronavalli vs N Kosintseva  ½-½652002Wch U20 Girls 19thA04 Reti Opening
25. X Zhao vs H Dronavalli  1-0492002World Junior Championship (Girls)D85 Grunfeld
 page 1 of 64; games 1-25 of 1,587  PGN Download
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May-10-11  Don Cossacks: 2011 Asian Women Individual Champion together with her countryman Pentala Harikrishna who got the men's title.Congratulations India!
Jul-23-11  yalie:
Jul-26-11  twinlark: Congratulations to Harika Dronavalli for winning her Grandmaster title!
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  technical draw: She lives in the shadow of Koneru Humpy but soon she'll shine on her own.
Feb-14-12  stanleys: From the Aeroflot open:

Aug-28-12  bharatiy: why is she playing first game of olympiad, she should take rest for low profile matches.
Nov-22-12  waustad: Nice job getting into the semis for the WWCC. She's the highest remaining seed.
Jan-12-13  waustad: Happy 22nd birthday and good luck at Gibtel!
Jan-12-15  waustad: With the same birthday as Hort and Karjakin, it isn't that easy to be the POTD. Happy birthday!
Jan-28-16  Martin Riggs:

Very cool! ;0]

Feb-05-16  sonia91: Congrats to Harika for winning the best game prize of £ 1,000 for her game against Nigel Short!
Oct-02-16  kamagong24: Harika has blossomed with time...

Feb-25-17  bharatiy: great performance in Tehran! Heartbreaking that she is not in final.
Jan-12-18  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster! Namaste.
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  technical draw: Harika gains 30 ELO points so far in the Tata Steel challengers match. She has done this without winning a game. However her luck may run out as her final game is against the dangerous GM Michal Krasenkow.
Aug-02-18  Gallicrow: She drew that one as well. No wins, ten draws and three losses:
Dec-18-18  vermapulak: Chess queen Harika Dronavalli finds her ‘king' in Hyderabad boy Karteek Chandra

Aug-07-20  Zugzwangovich: According to Wikipedia her family name is Dronavalli and Harika is her given name.
Aug-07-20  jith1207: < Zugzwangovich: According to Wikipedia her family name is Dronavalli and Harika is her given name>

That's the way it has been for almost all Indian players, have gotta do something about it.

The worst thing about it is the tradition of more than one name is not followed in India, Anand is the only given name, Viswanathan is his father's name. Most Indians don't keep father's name as second name or family name but almost all Indians keep the father's name as Initial. So, V.Anand is the correct way done back home.

But, when Indians travel abroad, the passport application expands the father's name to be the second name for correct identification to avoid duplicates or confusion among the huge population. So, Anand Viswanathan would be correct name, while calling the man by him correct name, Anand.

Similarly, Harika is the name and there are many who have family or Caste names as well. There are some who have more than one name apart from having a family name. For example, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi.

There has gotta be a better and uniform way to at least get all of their first names correct in <>

May-16-21  Albertan: Covid-19: Chess queen Harika on a different mission

Jun-24-21  Albertan: Harika ?limin?tes Kosteniuk in tie-break:
Jul-04-21  Albertan: Harika stuns Lagno:

Oct-08-21  Albertan: For Women’s chess team ,historic silver medal brings vindication, and a new beginning:

Oct-09-21  Albertan: Next two years will be crucial for Women’s chess in India:

Nov-08-21  Albertan: Grand Swiss Chess:Dronavalli Harika finishes fifth,qualifies for. Next GP Cycle:

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