Early life

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.

Team results

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