Anniswati Memorial Cup 1st Leg, 2002 

 Anniswati Memorial Cup 1st Leg Rapid, 2002 

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2002.05.20-26. Swiss 9 rounds.
Classic. g/90. 28 players.
Rapid. g/25. 32 players.

The late Anniswati was the wife of the then Percasi (All Indonesia Chess Federations) Chairman, Machnan R Kamaluddin. It is only logical if a national chess women tournament was held under her name.

According to the organizer the tournament sought to rejuvenate Indonesian women chess. Indonesia placed as high as 11th in the 1996 Women Chess Olympiad at Yerevan, Armenia. But since Upi Darmayana Tamin’s victory in Asian Championship a year later, Indonesian chess had been in decline.

The classical champion IMW Upi Darmayana Tamin and her trophy, Jakarta 2002. Photo © Inteligensia 02 2002.
The classical champion IMW Upi Darmayana Tamin and her trophy, Jakarta 2002. Photo © Inteligensia 02 2002.

The tournament had two sections, classical and rapid section. Most of the first class Indonesian women players joined the party. Olympians WIM Upi Tamin, Evi Lindiawati, and Steven Punyanan, and experienced players Lamria Situmeang and Suhariyani, to name a few, were among them.

The players who were in the top ten for both sections were almost identical. Only the order had changed. Tamin and 16-year old Lindiawati swapped the trophies. The veteran player won the classical section while the rapid belonged to the younger one. Lindiawati almost swept off the both sections. She and Tamin scored the same VP, 7.5, in the classical. Unfortunately for her, Tamin had a better tie-break

Aside of the champions, another player who stole the limelight was Irene Kharisma Sukandar of South Sumatera. At only 10-year old she successfully sidelined many much more experienced players. She claimed 7th place in the classical and 11th in the rapid.

Selected Games (viewer © ChessTempo)

Photo of Upi Darmayana TaminWhite
Upi Darmayana Tamin
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Photo of Evi LindiawatiBlack
Evi Lindiawati
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Anniswati Memorial Cup 1st Leg
Jakarta Flag of Indonesia 2002.05.?? Round 8
0-1 C77 Ruy Lopez: 3…a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 Unusual line


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