Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Koneru Wants Women's World Championship

Koneru Humpy eyes next year`s world championship
From zeenews.com
September 19, 2007

Vijayawada, Sept 18: Grandmaster Koneru Humpy said she has set her eyes on winning next year's Women's World Chess Championship. "

My main opponents are going to be Alexandra Kostenvik of Russia, Xu Yuhua and Zhu Chen of China and Stefanova of Bulgaria in the tournament. "I am expecting 2606 rank," she told reporters on the sidelines of a function.

Humpy said she will take part in the second Asian Chess Tournament at Turkey and Eueropean Chess Touranment at Macau. Both meets are being organised next month. Koneru Ashok, Dronacharya award winner and father-cum- coach of humpy, said "the 2008 world championship will be crucial for Humpy and I am confident she will realise her dream (of winning it)."

"I plan to set up a chess academy to coach talented children once humpy achieves her ultimate goal," he added.

Bureau Report

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