Koneru Humpy has won India’s first-ever Silver medal in the FIDE World Blitz Chess Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 30 December 2022.
Humpy defeated China’s Zhongyi Tan to win Silver in the 17th and final round.
Humpy scored an impressive 12.5 points, just half a point behind the gold medal winner Bibisara Balabayeva of Kazakhastan.
Koneru Humpy is the former world rapid champion
Humpy is the second Indian to win a medal at World Blitz, after Viswanathan Anand.