Indian trio gear up for world meet 
November 8, 2012 By Correspondent

Former world junior champion D. Harika and Soumya Swaminathan will represent India in the women’s world chess championship 2012 to be played at Khanty-Mansiysk in Russia from November 10 to December 3.

Besides the duo, GM Koneru Humpy too will participate in the 64-player knock out tournament.

Harika qualified for the tournament by virtue of her title triumph at the 2011 Asian championships, while Soumya made the grade as the 2010 national champion, which was nominated as the zonal tournament for world championship qualification.

In the first round, Harika and Soumya — both supported by Lakshya-Flame — will face off in an all-Indian encounter, while Humpy will begin her campaign against Denise Erick of South Africa.


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