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Humpy Koneru

In 2002, Koneru Humpy, born March 31, 1987, won the girls’ world junior chess championship and was the British Ladies Champion.   In 1997, she was the girls’ World Under-10 chess champion.   In 1998, she was the girls’ World Under-12 chess champion.  In 1999, she was Asia’s youngest International Women Master.  In 2000, she won the British Ladies Championship, becoming the youngest winner of the British Ladies title.  In 2001, she was the girls’ World Under-14 champion.  At age 14, she became Asia’s youngest Woman Grandmaster.  She was India’s second Woman Grandmaster (the first was Subbaramen Vijayalakshmi).  In 2002, she became the first woman chess player from India to receive the Men’s Grandmaster title, at the age of 15 years, 4 months, and 27 days.  She is the youngest female grandmaster.

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