Reykjavik Open: Harika adjudged best women’s player

Playing for the fifth time in Iceland, the Indian was quite satisfied with her performance.

Dronavalli Harika... pleased with her show.

Indian Grand Master Dronavalli Harika ended her campaign on a high note with a win against Jakob Pfreundt of Germany at the Reykjavik Open late here on Thursday night.

The Indian, ranked No. 11 in the world, dominated the game from the initial moments but had to toil for a little less than four hours to eke out a victory against her German opponent. "From a normal position in the game, I constructed an attack on my opponent’s king which was successful due to a few errors from him in the hard fought encounter," Harika said after her last game in the tournament.

Playing for the fifth time in Iceland, the Indian was quite satisfied with her performance as she was adjudged the 'Best women’s player of the tournament' and gained two rating points.

"I played a lot of really interesting games throughout the tournament and performed well. I also kept up my tradition to win the best women’s player award each time I’ve come to Iceland," Harika said.

Harika ended the tournament with six wins, two draws and two losses to finish 17th with seven points in the 10-round Swiss tournament which saw 267 players across the globe competing for the coveted crown.