GM Pentala Harikrishna was highly successful as a junior, winning the Indian Championships in virtually every age group available. He also won the World U10 Championship in 1996, the World Junior Championships in 2004, and the Asian Individual Championships in 2011. Harikrishna’s biggest tournament victories to date were at the 2012 Tata Steel B Group and the 2013 Biel MTO. A former top 10 player, he has a peak FIDE rating of 2770 and has been the number 2 ranked Indian player for a number of years. He has represented India at seven Olympiads and is known for his original and creative style of play.