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
He was the first board player of the team who clinched a gold medal at the 2005 Spanish Team Chess Championship
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 silver medal with chess club Cuna de Dragones at the 2006 Spanish league
Bagged a silver medal with chess club Baden-Baden at the 2008 European Chess Club Cup, held in Greece
Became the 2008 Greek League Champion and won a bronze medal with chess club Kavala in 2013
Clinched a bronze medal in 2008 Russian league with chess club Elara
Became a 2009 Champion of China Chess League with chess club Shanghai
Bagged a bronze medal at the Asian Gamesof 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
Bagged a bronze medal with Chess Club Kavala at the 2014 Greek Team Championship and a silver medal in 2014 Greek Chess Cup
Became a champion of 2014 Turkish Super League with chess club Istanbul Technical University
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