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1st Jakarta Shahcom Invitational, Jakarta 2000

This is a rather unique event with two engines among 16 participants, Fritz 6 by the duo programmer Frans Mörsch and Mathias Feist, and Rebel by Ed Schröder. IM Nathanael Situru won the event. Situru started with a loss to Fritz 6 but he recovered immediately winning all the rest of the games.

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Borislav Kostić Simultaneous Exhibition, Indonesia 1925

Borislav (Bora) Kostić was a strong chess master from Yugoslavia (now Serbia). During 1923-6, Kostić had been traveling from Siberia to Australia. Indonesia was no exception. Two games from his simultaneous exhibitions are presented here. The first game was between him and A Emens played at Bandung, West Java. The second one was against HCD de Böck. The event was held at Klaten, a city in Central Java.

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Ardiansyah (1951-2017)

Ardiansyah is one of the best Indonesian chess players ever. He possesses world class tactical skill and amazing fantasies but lacking of understandings of the details of many modern and not-so-modern openings, occasional-anti-positional approaches, and above all erratic forms prevent him to break 2500 rating barrier.

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Indochess Men vs Machines, Jakarta 2005

Computers are becoming too strong, and too cruel, for their human counterpart. Even a player with GM Utut Adianto caliber couldn’t manage to register a point. The best Indonesian player was Taufik Halay with 1.0. GM Susanto Megaranto followed with half a point. The computers whitewashed Tirta Chandra and Utut.

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DKI Jakarta Provincial Championship, Jakarta 1980

Twenty one years old Denny Juswanto became the champion of DKI Jakarta for the second time. The first was in 1973 when he was only 14 years of age. The win was decided in the ultimate round when he beat Fabian Lumentut. The future Indonesian ace Utut Adianto had no better than 13th place.

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1st Asian Masters Circuit 3rd Leg, Jakarta 1981

Indian Raja Ravi Sekhar won the event. The best Indonesian players, Edhi Handoko, IM Ardiansyah, and Benny Kileng, could only grab runner up positions. For the host players Syarif Mahmud and Achmad Fauzi, the tournament was their first international appearance. Both players had respectable places on the table.

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Indonesia-ROW Match, Denpasar 1999

GM Utut Adianto tried very hard to prove that he was the best Indonesian player there was. He prevailed. Despite significant rating gaps he led Indonesian team to successfully beat their guests. ROW players, especially GM Erik van den Doel and GM Darryl Johansen, played with vacation mode on.

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