Born on 10th May 1986 in Andhra Pradesh, Pentala Harikrishna is an Indian chess Grandmaster, the title he earned in 2001. He has represented India in seven Chess Olympiads till now adding numerous feathers in his cap.
Became the champion at the Commonwealth Chess Championship of 2001, held in London
Won the World Junior Championship of 2004, held in India
Earned a gold medal at the Asian Games of 2006, held in Doha
Bagged a silver medal in a team event at the 2006 Four Nations Chess League, held in England
Bagged a bronze medal at the Asian Games of 2010 which took place in Guangzhou
Won a bronze medal at the 2010World Team Chess Championships, held in Turkey
Won the Asian Individual Championship of 2011, Mashhad
Bagged an individual gold medal in 2014 at the European Chess Club Cup which took place in Spain
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