World No. 2 Koneru Humpy settled for a bronze medal in the Sports Accord World mind-games in Beijing despite tying for the first place with three others – Lahano Kateryna of Ukraine, Hou Yifan of China and Anna Muzychuk of Slovania, according to information received here.
The four players tied with five points each at the end of seven rounds. In the tie-break, Lahano won the gold, Yifan silver and Humpy the bronze.
Interestingly, Humpy defeated the eventual winner Lahano in the fifth round and finished the event with four wins, two draws and one loss.
The win also made the 25-year-old Humpy richer by $8500. Humpy will also take part in the two-day blitz game format and also in the blindfold competition for the first time in her career.
Keywords: Sports Accord World mind-games