Koneru Humpy wins silver at World Blitz Chess Championship

Former world rapid champion Koneru Humpy has won India’s first-ever Silver medal in the FIDE World Blitz Chess Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Humpy defeated China’s Zhongyi Tan to win Silver in the 17th and final round. Fourth seeded Humpy scored an impressive 12.5 points, just half a point behind the gold medal winner Bibisara Balabayeva of Kazakhastan.

Humpy is the second Indian to win a medal at World Blitz, after Viswanathan Anand.

Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has congratulated Humpy for winning the Silver medal at the World Blitz Chess Championships. In a tweet, Mr. Thakur called this yet another feather in the grandmaster’s illustrious cap.