World rapid champion Koneru Humpy claimed her second title in the last two months by winning the Cairns Cup Chess Tournament at St Louis in USA.
She drew with compatriot Dronavalli Harika in the ninth and final round. Humpy ended with six points ahead of reigning champion Zu Wezun who finished with 5.5 points.
With this win, Humpy would be gaining five ELO rating points, the basis for international rankings and moving to no.2 in the world list. Harika finished tied fifth with 4.5 points.
Humpy was crowned as the world champion in the last week of December 2019.
Source: News On Air