April 21, 2014
The Women World Champion 2004-6 GM Antoaneta Stefanova took two Indonesian WGMs, Medina Warda Aulia and Irene Kharisma Sukandar, in a match at SCUA (Utut Adianto Chess School), Bekasi. The match featured 4 rounds blitz and 2 rounds rapid. A newly-launched web based company ChessKu.com was the sponsor.
April 14, 2014
Looking to the participant roster, the chess event promised to be exciting. Three veteran NMs, Maslan of Semarang, Salatun (Grobogan), and Masroni HS (Brebes), took part. Central Java’s NMs of the younger generation also plunged into the arena: Abdul Jalil (Semarang), Okky Irawan (Solo), and Achmad Yazid (Pemalang).
April 7, 2014
After taking a short break in 1982, Asian Masters Circuit was back in 1983. The Jakarta leg was the second one. The first was held in Hong Kong. Indonesia registered a notable achievement in both legs. FM Ronny Gunawan won the first leg with Australian IM Ian Rogers. In the second leg it was IM Ardiansyah turn to go on top.
March 31, 2014
The surprise winner of the event was Johny Suwuh of DKI Jakarta. He won ahead of more heralded players IM Ardiansyah, Arovah Bachtiar, and defending champion Jacobus Sampouw. Suwuh was not really a new face in the chess arena. He had been playing since 1960s but had never made a breakthrough until this event.
March 24, 2014
Chess has been contested in the 15th Asian Games at Doha, Qatar, December 2-14 2006. The tryouts were part of Indonesian team’s preparation for the event. They consisted of three matches involving three members of Indonesian team and three overseas players: Adianto vs Timman, Megaranto vs Torre, and Sukandar vs Krivec.
March 17, 2014
A chess-master-turns-successful-lawyer Lugito Hayadi (aka Lim Hong Gie) has a habit to be ‘the first’ of many things. He is among the first Indonesian NMs. He got the title at only 15 that practically made him the first Indonesian chess wonder kid. ICCF awarded him an IM Corr title in 1965. He is the first Indonesian ever to get that title.
March 10, 2014
The chess event ended bitter for the first seed WGM Anastasia Gutsko. She placed in the 5th, only better than the tailender Indonesian Yemi Jelsen. The Ukraine WGM actually started very well. She beat Jelsen and Russian WGM Anna Burtasova in the first two rounds. In round 3 she was hit by a rather shameful accident. Her cell phone was ringing.