Archive for the ‘International’ Category

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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Utut Adianto-Nigel Short Match, Jakarta 1996

GM Nigel Short lived up his reputation as an ex World Champion Challenger by beating the host player GM Utut Adianto 4.5-1.5. Adianto defeat was largely attributed to the holes of his repertoire as black player. Adianto had no answer to Advance variation of Caro-Kann defense played by Short.

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Japfa Classic Open, Denpasar 2000

The tournament was the open version of Japfa Classic Chess Tournament which was held several days earlier at the same city. Four overseas players were in pole positions: GM Darmen Sadvakasov, GM Nordmund Miezis, GM Buenaventura Villamayor, and GM Jaan Ehlvest. Kazakhstani Sadvakasov had the best tie-break.

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Andrean Susilodinata-Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn Match, Jakarta 2001

This was the first international match between junior players held in Indonesia. The two players had the same age, 11-year old. Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn became the champion in Junior Word Championship U10 2000. Andrean Susilodinata was at 7th place in that event. Nguyễn defeated Andrean 4.5-1.5.

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2nd Asian GMs Circuit 1st Leg, Jakarta 1979

Three GMs with the highest ratings Dorfman, Torre, and Averbakh shared first place. Handoko won 4 games, 3 of them against his compatriots. Sounds familiar? Indonesian players were not the only ones who had trouble grasping the idea of fair play. Take a close look at Torre’s games against his country fellas and be judge for yourself.

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Wotulo Memorial GMs, Jakarta 2001

The not-given-much-chance IM Denny Juswanto delivered a stellar performance by topping the table. He was unbeatable in 13 games and scored his first GM norm. Two other Indonesian players Cecep Kosasih and Yoseph Majella had their shares of success with IM norms. India’s GM Krishnan Sasikiran failed to live up his 2600+ rating.

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