Archive for the ‘National’ Category

16th Indonesia National Championship, Medan 1975

The Indonesian-first-GM-to-be Herman Suradiradja won the 1975 National Chess Championship and deservedly so. He left a big chasing group one full VP behind. The pre-tournament favorite and defending champion IM Ardiansyah, Arovah Bachtiar, and seven other players belonged to that group.

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National Selection for 41st Olympiad, Bekasi 2014

The National Chess Selection, held at SCUA (Utut Adianto Chess School) Bekasi, was to choose two man and one woman players to complete Indonesian team for the upcoming Chess Olympiad at Tromsø, Norway, on August 1-15, 2014. Only two men and one woman would be chosen. Three men and four women have already been in the team.

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15th Indonesia National Championship, Malang 1974

Malang, a city with nice weather in the eastern hemisphere of Java, had an honour to hold Indonesia National Chess Championship for the second time. The first in 1958 has gone down into the Indonesian chess history as the most chaotic National Championship ever. The 1974 Natonal Championship marked the return of IM Ardiansyah to the throne.

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Yuri Averbakh 8-Match, Jakarta 1956

The chess event was held to honour GM Yuri Averbakh during his visit to Indonesia. Not all of the best Indonesian players participated, most notably Baris Hutagalung and Ang Tjing Sing. Baris won the last National Championship held at Jakarta, 1955. He was arranged to play Averbakh in a separate one-on-one match.

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Kiani Kertas-Enerpac-Bank Tamara Rating, Jakarta 1997

FM Nurdin Askali of South Celebes surprisingly emerged victorious in the chess event. He collected 8 VP. FM Irwanto Sadikin (DKI Jakarta) gained the same VP but lost on the PS tie-break. At the third place was FM Kasmiran (DKI Jakarta). The Elo favorites FM Maksum Firdaus and FM Irawan Tjhin could only score 50%.

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14th Indonesia National Championship, Denpasar 1973

The surprise winner of the event was Johny Suwuh of DKI Jakarta. He won ahead of more heralded players IM Ardiansyah, Arovah Bachtiar, and defending champion Jacobus Sampouw. Suwuh was not really a new face in the chess arena. He had been playing since 1960s but had never made a breakthrough until this event.

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13th Indonesia National Championship, Jakarta 1972

Indonesia had a new chess champion in 28-year-old Jacobus Sawandar Sampouw who employed an interesting style. The Ujung Pandang born tended to play positionally with a big attention to the opening details, something that we couldn’t find from the past champions such as Arovah Bachtiar or Ardiansyah.

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