Koneru Humpy – the Indian woman chess grandmaster has now jumped to No.3 position. The latest rankings were released by the world body (FIDE).
Koneru is 32-year-old hailing from Andhra Pradesh.
Koneru made a stellar comeback after a two-year hiatus to win the FIDE women’s Grand Prix tournament held in Skolkovo in Russia recently.
Grand Master Humpy accumulated 17 ELO points to rise to the third spot with a global rating of 2,577.
Humpy had taken a break of two years to take care of her newborn daughter Ahana.
Chinese players Hou Yifan (2,659 points) and Ju Wenjun (2,586 points) occupied the first and second spots in the latest ranking.
In the Open section, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand is ranked ninth with 2,765 points, while reigning world champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen continued to hold on to the number one spot with 2,876 points.
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