26th SEA Games, Palembang 2011

July 28, 2014
26th SEA Games, Palembang 2011

Vietnam is developing to be the next chess powerhouse alongside China and India. Their undeniable domination in the 26th SEA Games 2011 at Palembang, Indonesia, is just another proof. Vietnam seized 6 gold medals of possible 9. The rest of golds was shared equally by Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

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Yuri Averbakh & Vladimir Bagirov 8-Match, Jakarta 1960

July 21, 2014
Yuri Averbakh & Vladimir Bagirov 8-Match, Jakarta 1960

GM Yuri Lvovich Averbakh of USSR visited Indonesia for the second time. The first was in 1956. This time he wasn’t alone. He was accompanied by a promising player Vladimir Konstantinovich Bagirov. Percasi (All Indonesia Chess Federation) held two 8-match tournaments to pay tribute to the players.

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8th Japfa Festival WGMs, Jakarta 2013

July 14, 2014
8th Japfa Festival WGMs, Jakarta 2013

WIM Chelsie Monica Ignesias Sihite and WIM Medina Warda Aulia fell short in the 8th Japfa Chess Festival WGMs Tournament. Sihite scored well enough for a plenty of more ratings but not a WGM norm. Aulia was yet to rediscover her form when she played amazingly in the Indonesia-France Women Match last year.

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Indo Prima Bullfrog Rating, Kuta 2014

July 7, 2014
Indo Prima Bullfrog Rating, Kuta 2014

The host chess players registered a huge success in this event. Three players nailed new titles. Bayu Suharjito (48-year old) and Pasek Budarsa (51) grabbed an FM title and a new Elo rating of 2318 while Iin Kadek Dwijayanti (27) secured a WFM title. The other Bali player FM Zulkifli Tunasly went to the top to capture the tournament trophy.

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Susanto Megaranto-Mikheil Mchedlishvili Match, Jakarta 2010

June 30, 2014
Susanto Megaranto-Mikheil Mchedlishvili Match, Jakarta 2010

GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili of Georgia had to settle for a stalemate 3-3 in his chess match against Indonesian GM Susanto Megaranto. The match was held at Pyramid Building, Jakarta on April 14-19, 2010. Mchedlishvili was the overwhelming favorite before the match. He had over 100 points of Elos compared to Megaranto’s.

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16th Indonesia National Championship, Medan 1975

June 23, 2014
16th  Indonesia National Championship, Medan 1975

The Indonesian-first-GM-to-be Herman Suradiradja won the 1975 National Chess Championship and deservedly so. He left a big chasing group one full VP behind. The pre-tournament favorite and defending champion IM Ardiansyah, Arovah Bachtiar, and seven other players belonged to that group.

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Gunadarma IMs Circuit 1st Leg, Depok 1994

June 16, 2014
Gunadarma IMs Circuit 1st Leg, Depok 1994

The 1993 Chinese National Chess Champion FM Tóng Yuānmíng showed a class of his own. He won the tournament in convincing fashion. He grabbed his last needed IM norm in the process. Indonesia also did well. The host registered IM norms for three players: FM Salor Sitanggang, Nathanael Situru, and Gunadarma player Dede Lioe.

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