Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nutakki Priyanka is world chess champ

Nutakki Priyanka is the latest world beater from the AP chess stable. She won the world girls under-10 championship at Moribor, Slovenia on Sunday.

Priyanka drew her 10th round game with Wang Annie of US in 38 moves to seal the title. The fifth standard student of Mustabada Sports and Educational Academy is the second girl from Krishna district to win the world under-10 girls title after Koneru Humpy, who won in 1997.

Priyanka is trained by noted coach V.R. Bobba.
Grandmaster Hari Krishna is another student of Bobba won the under-10 world boys championship in 1996.

“We enrolled her in chess as a pastime during summer vacations after her second Class exams, but were surprised to see her win a district level event. We then joined her at Mr Bobba’s academy,” Priyanka’s mother Durga said. She staked claim in world chess circles in June this year when she won six gold medals — in the rapid, blitz and standard categories in the individual and team enents.
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