Harika adjudged best women's player at Reykjavik Open

Indo Asian News Service

Reykjavik (Iceland), April 28 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli ended her campaign on a high note with a win against Jakob Pfreundt of Germany at the Reykjavik Open here.

The World No. 11 Indian, who dominated the game from the initial moments on Thursday night, had to toil for a little less than four hours to eke out a victory against her German opponent.

Playing for the fifth time here, the Indian was quite satisfied by her performance as she was adjudged the 'best women's player of the tournament' and gained two rating points to add the cherry on top of the cake.

"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.

"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," the jubilant Hyderabadi said.

The Guntur player 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.