17th Indonesia National Championship, Jakarta 1976 
 1   ArdiansyahArdiansyah
Photo of ArdiansyahFIDE ID: 7100027.
POB: Banjarmasin Flag of Indonesia.
DOB: 1951.12.05.
Title(s): NM 1969, IM 1969, GM 1986.
Peak Elo: 2480 (1987).
 7100027 Flag of Indonesia m 2345   9.0 
 2   Tarihoran, LimbasTarihoran, Limbas
Photo of Limbas Tarihoran
 Flag of Indonesia   8.5 
 3   Sampouw, Jacobus SawandarSampouw, Jacobus Sawandar
Photo of Jacobus Sawandar SampouwFIDE ID: 7100256.
 7100256 Flag of Indonesia 2280   8.0 
 4   Bachtiar, ArovahBachtiar, Arovah
Photo of Arovah BachtiarFIDE ID: 7100205.
POB: Banjarmasin Flag of Indonesia.
DOB: 1934.03.25.
Title(s): NM 1961, IM 1977.
Peak Elo: 2400 (1971).
 7100205 Flag of Indonesia 2305   7.5 
 5   Susilo, Siswoko ArieSusilo, Siswoko Arie
Photo of Siswoko Arie Susilo
 Flag of Indonesia   7.5 
 6   Poha, HendrickPoha, Hendrick
Photo of Hendrick Poha
 Flag of Indonesia   7.5 
 7   Ginting, SarwanGinting, Sarwan
Photo of Sarwan GintingFIDE ID: 7100078.
 7100078 Flag of Indonesia   7.5 
 8   Aditya APAditya AP
Photo of Aditya AP
 Flag of Indonesia   7.5 
 9   Aritonang, SutanAritonang, Sutan
Photo of Sutan Aritonang
 Flag of Indonesia   7.5 
 10   Arosa, Anang HeriansyahArosa, Anang Heriansyah
Photo of Anang Heriansyah Arosa
 Flag of Indonesia   7.5 
 11   Lumentut, Fabian JLumentut, Fabian J
Photo of Fabian J Lumentut
 Flag of Indonesia   7.0 
 12   Sardjono, BingSardjono, Bing
Photo of Bing SardjonoFIDE ID: 7101791.
 7101791 Flag of Indonesia   7.0 
 13   Hutauruk, TogiHutauruk, Togi
Photo of Togi Hutauruk
 Flag of Indonesia   7.0 
 14   Oentoro, TohaOentoro, Toha
Photo of Toha OentoroDOB: 1943.10.23.
Title(s): NM 1976.
 Flag of Indonesia   7.0 
 15   Pitono, Rudy RoyPitono, Rudy Roy
Photo of Rudy Roy Pitono
 Flag of Indonesia   7.0 
 16   Sinuraya, IrwansyahSinuraya, Irwansyah
Photo of Irwansyah Sinuraya
 Flag of Indonesia   7.0 
 17   Kileng, BennyKileng, Benny
Photo of Benny KilengFIDE ID: 7100086.
DOB: 1954.06.06.
Title(s): FM 1978, NM 1975.
Peak Elo: 2395 (1982).
 7100086 Flag of Indonesia   6.5 
 18   Noor, MasturNoor, Mastur
Photo of Mastur Noor
 Flag of Indonesia   6.5 
 19   Arif, IskandarArif, Iskandar
Photo of Iskandar ArifFIDE ID: 7100140.
 7100140 Flag of Indonesia   6.5 
 20   Sinulingga, KurniawanSinulingga, Kurniawan
Photo of Kurniawan Sinulingga
 Flag of Indonesia   6.5 
 VP: Victory points.

PGN 2014.08.03. 2 games. Incomplete.

1976.12.06-21. Swiss 11 rounds. Unknown number of players. NM title 7.5. NM titles: Limbas Tarihoran, Siswoko Arie Susilo, Hendrick Poha, Sarwan Ginting, Aditya AP, Sutan Aritonang, Anang Heriansyah Arosa.

The 17th Indonesia National Chess Championship introduced many new faces. IM Ardiansyah, Jacobus Sampouw, and Arovah Bachtiar still sat down on top but Monang Sinulingga, Ridwan Gozali, Mukmin Panggabean, MHS Nainggolan, Abdul Azis Riduan, and the other usual suspects were nowhere to be found in the big 20. The reigning champion Herman Suradiradja didn’t participate since he was playing abroad.

The number of rounds was cut down from 13 to 11 due to Christmas. The NM title required 70% rounding down, i.e. 7.5 VP. Seven players succeeded to nail the title.

Arbiter GE Siahaan and Ds FKN Harahap in the 17th National Championship, Jakarta 1976. Photo © Lamria Situmeang. Taken from Sejarah Catur Indonesia 1986.
Arbiter GE Siahaan and Ds FKN Harahap in the 17th National Championship, Jakarta 1976. Photo © Lamria Situmeang. Taken from Sejarah Catur Indonesia 1986.

Ardiansyah captured the National Champion crown for the 4th time. Surprisingly his fiercest challenge came from a new face, Limbas Tarihoran. Tarihoran placed as high as the runner-up position and became a new NM as well. He wasn’t much in the positional play but he had sharp eyes for tactical fireworks as many players of Batak origin did. His game against the 1972 National Champion Jacobus Sampouw below shows those qualities.

Selected Games (viewer © ChessTempo)

Photo of Jacobus Sawandar SampouwWhite
Jacobus Sawandar Sampouw
Flag of Indonesia 2280
Photo of Limbas TarihoranBlack
Limbas Tarihoran
Flag of Indonesia

17th Indonesia National Championship
Jakarta Flag of Indonesia 1976.12.06
0-1 B01 Scandinavian Defence


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