Koneru Humpy, Indian chess grand master, says her team will be
the one to beat when the 15th Asian Games click into gear in
Speaking on Tuesday 21 November she beamed: "It's the first time
that chess has been included in the Asian Games, so we are all
looking to do well. The Indian team are the best on paper and the
expectations are very high.”
They should do well. Humpy, the women’s world No 2, will
spearhead the team and will be joined by two top male colleagues
with international pedigree.
Sashikiran Krishnan, winner of the Asian Championship and 20
year-old former junior champion Harikrishna Pentala will team-up
with 19 year-old Humpy at the 15th Asian Games.
Their strongest competition will come from China, Qatar,
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
The chess tournament at the 15th Asian Games takes place 2 – 14
December at the Al-Dana Club in Doha.
(dohaasiangames.org November 22, 2006)