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Irene Sukandar-Lǐ Ruòfán Match, Jakarta 2007

During the match WGM Lǐ Ruòfán employed a strategy that was not uncommon when playing against less experienced players: complicated things and waited for the mistakes from the opponent. It worked wonder. Lǐ Ruòfán overwhelmed WIM Irene Kharisma Sukandar and won the match convincingly 5-1.

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2nd Putra Samarinda, Samarinda 2003

All members of Indonesian team for Bled Chess Olympiad 2002 participated. They were GM Cerdas Barus, IM Ivan Situru, FM Irwanto Sadikin, FM Awam Wahono, Andi Nur Jabal Ahmad, and Susanto Megaranto. Susanto drew the most of spectators’ attentions. At fifteen he was the hottest rising star in Indonesia.

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7th Indonesia National Championship, Jakarta 1962

The 7th National Championship had a different format than the previous ones. Firstly players had to qualify to represent their regions/provinces. Those players then played in a challenger tournament. Finally the winner of this tournament was arranged to play in a match with the defending champion Baris Hutagalung.

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Utut Adianto-Yasser Seirawan Match, Jakarta 1994

Originally GM Vassily Smyslov of Russia was the player who would play GM Utut Adianto. Unfortunately the ex-World Champion could not make to Jakarta because of health reasons. In less than a week the organizer had to find a substitute. GM Yasser Seirawan of USA kindly agreed to play Utut in such sort notice.

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Central Java Provincial Games Preliminary, Purwodadi 2001

National Master Jumadi from Semarang City took the number one spot in convincing style. He scored full 5 VP as in many rounds. The preliminaries of the Provincial Games (Pekan Olahraga Daerah) were organized by each residency (keresidenan) of Central Java province to choose its representatives.

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Gunadarma IMs Circuit 1st Leg, Yogyakarta 1995

Non-master Barlo Nadera of Philippines won the event but the host didn’t finish empty handed. Indonesian Junior Champion 1993 FM Bobby Kurniawan scored 8.5 VP that was good enough for the IM norm. Worth noting that Bobby had to suffer two losses from his compatriots, GM Ardiansyah and IM Andi Suhendra, en route to his norm.

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3rd Shahcom Rating, Jakarta 2003

National Master Ruddy Lantang sponsored a rating chess tournament. It filled the void of international chess events in Indonesia where non-rated players could play and get ratings. According to FIDE regulations, to get rated in a Swiss System tournament a non-rated player should play at least four players with ratings.

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