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Ruben Muljadi Gunawan (1968-2005)

GM Ruben Gunawan was one of the most talented players to have ever graced Indonesia. Many believed his talent was better than that of GM Utut Adianto. Ruben showed his potential at the early age when he won National Championship U16 at Bandung 1982. The achievement gave him the right to play in Asian Junior Championship 1983.

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Gunadarma GMs, Jakarta 1996

The tournament was jam packed with seven 2600+ GMs out of ten participants. Top flight GMs like Michał Krasenkow, Mikhail Gurevich, and Ivan Sokolov were on the list. Veteran GM Lajos Portisch won the event without playing in full gear. He was a full point ahead of the runner-ups, GM Utut Adianto, GM Eugenio Torre, and GM Krasenkow.

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National Selection for 26th SEA Games, Bogor 2011

The event witnessed the birth of a new era when young generation was finally able to catch up the older one. A new generation, led by 13-year-old Medina Aulia, had taken over the mantle completely from WIM Upi Darmayana Tamin & co in the women section. Meanwhile, less than half of qualifying players had the age of 40+ in the men section.

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Telin International, Jakarta 2011

The last round’s top five boards featured GM Torre-GM Đào, GM Barus-IM Sadikin, IM Purnama-GM Gagunashvili, GM Barua-IM Lioe, and GM Megaranto-Andika. Barus, Gagunashvili, Lioe, and Megaranto trounced their opponents while Torre made peace with Đào. The results handed the cup to GM Cerdas Barus from Indonesia.

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4th Indonesia National Championship, Magelang 1956

The 4th National Championship would be remembered as a tournament of surprises. Abubakar Baswedan stunned Arovah Bachtiar with better SB (Sonneborn Berger) to take home the championship trophy. Surabaya’s player Abubakar had never been at the final stage of the previous three National Championships.

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FIDE World Championship Anatoly Karpov-Jan Timman Rounds of 13-21, Jakarta 1993

The first half, rounds of 1-12, of Karpov-Timman match was held in Netherlands. The second half was originally planned in Oman but the country withdrew the offer. Until the last game in Netherlands no one was sure should the match be finished. Lucky for FIDE, Indonesia came up as a saviour to organize the second half of the match.

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2nd DKI Jakarta Invitational NMs, Jakarta 1982

IM Ardiansyah owned Jakarta in those years around. He practically swept over chess competitions at the city. This tournament was no exception. Ardiansyah won the master section quite easily with 1.5 points cushion to the runner-up Sutan Aritonang. The non-master section was co-championed by Edward L Tobing and Harry Siregar.

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