Archive for the ‘International’ Category

FIDE Zonal 10, Jakarta 1963

Arovah Bachtiar equaled Béla Berger in the play-off rounds but the latter went through to the Interzonal Championship because he had better tie-break in previous qualification rounds. Another Indonesian player, the future successful lawyer Lim Hong Gie (aka Lugito Hayadi), was in the third place. Narrowly missed by half a point.

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Alexandra Kosteniuk Matches, Jakarta 2002

The event was series of match between vice Women World Champion IM Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia and three Indonesian young talents Andrean Susilodinata, Tirta Chandra Purnama, and Susanto Megaranto. Lady with a mission Alexandra Kosteniuk showed a class of her own by winning all the games.

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Makita Lakoni, Jakarta 2004

Three best Indonesian players joined three world class women players to participate in this unique event. Indonesian players were hand in hand to lift GM Utut Adianto to the top spot but failing miserably. Adianto got 3.5 points of possible 4 from Indonesian players. Another sad day for fair play.

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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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