Pentala Harikrishna (born May 10, 1986) is a chess Grandmaster from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. He became the youngest grandmaster from India on September 12, 2001, a record now held by Parimarjan Negi. He was Commonwealth Champion in 2001, World Junior Champion in 2004 and Asian Individual Champion in 2011.
Harikrishna won the Tata Steel Group B in 2012 and the Biel MTO Masters Tournament Open event in 2013. He represented India at seven Chess Olympiads from 2000 to 2012 and won team Bronze at the World Team Chess Championships in 2010. At the Asian Team Championships, Harikrishna won team gold once, team silver twice and individual bronze once.
In February 2013, Harikrishna's FIDE rating passed 2700 for the first time. He broke into the top ten players in the world in November 2016 with a FIDE rating of 2768.
|Olympiad||Individual result||Team result|
|Istanbul 2000||6.5/11 (27th)||8th|
|Bled 2002||3.5/10 (102nd)||29th|
|Calvia 2004||5.5/11 (62nd)||6th|
|Turin 2006||8/12 (14th)||30th|
|Dresden 2008||6/10 (13th)||16th|
|Khanty-Mansiysk 2010||6/10 (19th)||18th|
|Istanbul 2012||5.5/10 (12th)||35th|
|Event||Individual result||Team result|
|13th Asian TCC 2003, Jodhpur India||5/8 (4th)||Silver|
|15th Asian Games 2006, Doha Qatar||6.5/9 (Silver)||Gold|
|3rd Asian Indoor Games 2009, Hanoi Vietnam||4.5/8||Bronze|
|16th Asian TCC 2009, Kolkata India||4/6 (Bronze)||Gold|
|7th World TCC 2010, Bursa Turkey||4/8 (6th)||Bronze|
|16h Asian Games 2010, Guangzhou China||6/9||Bronze|
|8th World TCC 2011, Ningbo China||3.5/9 (7th)||8th|
|17th Asian TCC 2012, Zaozhuang China||6/9 (4th)||Silver|
|10th World TCC 2015, Tsakhkadzor Armenia||5/9 (4th)||9th|