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DKI Jakarta Provincial Championship, Jakarta 1981

IM Ardiansyah edged out Fabian Lumentut on better Solkoff to grab number one spot. Defending champion Denny Juswanto found himself at 8th. The Indonesian first GM, Herman Suradiradja, was anonymous most of the time. Losing to unheralded players like Hengky Wijaya was simply unacceptable for a player of his stature.

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22nd Indonesia National Championship, Jakarta 1984

IM Edhi Handoko rekindled the memory of 1978 National Championship when he won the event as a teenager. The new kid in town Nasib Ginting caught everyone off guard by taking runner up position only half points shy from Handoko. Among his victims were IM Ardiansyah and IM Ronny Gunawan.

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Irene Sukandar-Sopiko Guramishvili Match, Jakarta 2004

WFM Sopiko Guramishvili entered the event as the runner up of Girls World Youth Chess Championship U12 2003 at Halkidiki, Greece. Irene Sukandar placed herself at 6-9 in the same event. The gap of class between these two was arguably noticeable as Guramishvili showed her domination throughout.

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Irene Sukandar-Anya Corke Match, Jakarta 2005

This event was a battle between two young players, 13-year-old WFM Irene Sukandar and 15-year-old WGM Anya Sun Corke. Despite the age difference Sukandar showed to Corke that she was more than worthy opponent. Corke levelled the score line after a hard fought victory in the last round.

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Susanto Megaranto-Đào Thiên Hải Match, Jakarta 2005

The match between Indonesian young star GM Susanto Megaranto and the best Vietnamese player GM Đào Thiên Hải ended sharing the spoil 3-3. Đào lost the first two games before took over the lead in the end of the match. It was still a tie, 1-1, in the next two blitz games. The Vietnamese GM finally dispatched Susanto in a sudden death.

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Jababeka Women International, Jakarta 2005

WIM Jana Krivec and WGM Nana Alexandria came out on top. Indonesia hopeful young talent WFM Irene Kharisma Sukandar respectfully claimed third place. The experienced Sri Vidawati was supposed to be less than happy to find her self at tenth place out of 12 players. This was her last appearance in an international event to date.

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Wismilak International, Surabaya 2002

Indonesia registered the country’s 8 best players, excluding GM Utut Adianto, out of 12 participants in this event. Unfortunately no one could manage to claim the champion trophy. The only girl IM Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria saw off the competition, scored 1.5 points above his nearest contender Indonesian’s IM Cerdas Barus.

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