Reykjavik Open: Harika Dronavalli adjudged 'best women's player of the tournament'

Reykjavik: Indian grandmaster Harika Dronavalli ended her campaign on a high note with a win against Jakob Pfreundt of Germany at the Reykjavik Open.

File photo of Harika Dronavalli. Image courtesy: Twitter/@HarikaDronavali

File photo of Harika Dronavalli. Image courtesy: Twitter/@HarikaDronavali

The world number 11 Indian had to toil for a little less than four hours to eke out a victory against her German opponent in her last game of the tournament.

She ended the tournament with six wins, two draws and two losses to finish 17th with seven points in the 10-round tournament which saw 267 players from across the globe competing for the coveted crown.

Playing for the fifth time in Iceland, the Indian was also adjudged the 'best women's player of the tournament' and gained two rating points.

"From a normal position in the game, I constructed an attack on my opponent's king which was successful due to a few errors from him in the hard fought encounter," Harika said after her last game in the tournament.

"I played a lot of really interesting games throughout the tournament and performed well. I also kept up my tradition to win the best women's player award each time I have come to Iceland," the Hyderabadi said.


Published Date: Apr 28, 2017 11:50 pm | Updated Date: Apr 28, 2017 11:50 pm


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