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Utut Adianto-Zhū Chén Blindfold Match, Jakarta 2004

GM Utut Adianto was the heavy favorite to win the match. He not only had a rating upper hand but also had been involved in high profile blindfold matches with the likes of Judit Polgár and Anatoly Karpov. However GM Zhū Chén of China wasn’t to be discounted. Nevertheless she was the reigning Women World Chess Champion.

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National Masters, Ambon 1994

The event turned out to be GM Edhi Handoko’s exhibition. He scored mercilessly, 18 VP out of 20 games or 90%. The one man show was easy to predict since no other national chess élite participated. NM Nessy Suheri, NM Cecep Kosasih, and NM Abir Dipo were probably the closest ones that could give Handoko a decent game.

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Susanto Megaranto-Zhāng Zhōng Match, Jakarta 2007

The 2007 Japfa Chess Festival held international matches among two Indonesian young talents and their much experienced Chinese counterparts. WIM Irene Kharisma Sukandar played WGM Lǐ Ruòfán while GM Susanto Megaranto was pitted against GM Zhāng Zhōng. The Indonesian GM proved as a worthy opponent to Zhāng.

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1st Tri Dharma Cup, Bojonegoro 1995

Bojonegoro, a city in East Java, held a national chess event for the first time. The event drew attentions of 80 players from five provinces. The players came from East Java, Central Java, DI Yogyakarta, Bali, and West Nusa Tenggara. The first three provinces practically sent their strongest players.

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3rd Indonesia Open, Jakarta 2013

There was something unusual in the playing hall of the 3rd Indonesia Open Championship. No Chinese players! The chess public of Jakarta have been accustomed to see Chinese players dominate international events held in the city, not only in the prize winners wise but also in the number of players.

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12th Indonesia National Championship, Padang 1971

The old guard was back. It was too early to write off a veteran Arovah Bachtiar although he had been humbled in the last two National Chess Championships by his younger counterpart, IM Ardiansyah. Arovah won the National Championship crown for the fourth time. His first was almost two decades ago in 1953.

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6th Japfa Festival Women International, Jakarta 2011

Georgian WGM, Sopiko Guramishivili, claimed the championship trophy of the 6th Japfa Festival Women International on October 28th 2011 after collecting 6.5 VP in ten rounds. Sopiko edged out the other five players. The chess event was contested in double tound robin since October 23rd at Kartika Chandra Hotel, Jakarta.

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