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.