I would like to break into top two: Harika

Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika is keen to break into top two in World ranking after moving into top five last year.

By Author   |   Published: 19th Jan 2017   8:57 am
Harika
Dronavalli Harika

Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika is keen to break into top two in World ranking after moving into top five last year. “I have seen highs and lows in 2016 but I am satisfied with my overall performance as the performance graph went up steadily,’’ said the 26-year-old chess champion in an e-mail interview to N Jagannath Das.

On overall show in 2016

If it is about wins in 2016, Grand Prix title, Eurasian Blitz and breaking in to top 5 in the world were my best performances.

On future and her goals

For the first time i broke into top five in the world in 2016. My current ranking is seventh as its changes every month. I see it as a positive sign and that I am going in the right direction and heading forward to achieve my goals.

On experience in playing Grand Prix tournaments

This is my second time in GP cycle, I performed better and finished 5th in the overall rankings. Definitely, it gave me confidence and if at all I get to play in the next cycle, I will try to do better.

On her show in World Blitz championship

My last tournament has been a bit disappointing. I finished 5th in the World women blitz championship. I had a brilliant start so could have done better but last few games didn’t go my way.