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Who Won Indonesia National Championships?

We in IndonesiaBase are still working on Indonesia National Championships facts and games. Let us know if you find something incorrect or missing. GM Ardiansyah is holding the record by winning the title five times but GM Susanto Megaranto most possibly would break the record sooner or later.

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23rd Indonesia National Championship, Mataram/Jakarta 1986

FM Salor Sitanggang took the title in the expense of much higher rated players such as IM Ardiansyah, IM Edhi Handoko, and IM Ronny Gunawan. The way Sitanggang handled the end games reminds us of a 2600+ rated player. The Elo favorites, Edhi Handoko and Ronny Gunawan, were surprisingly out of sorts, only placed in 4th and 9th.

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1st Jakarta Shahcom Invitational, Jakarta 2000

This is a rather unique event with two engines among 16 participants, Fritz 6 by the duo programmer Frans Mörsch and Mathias Feist, and Rebel by Ed Schröder. IM Nathanael Situru won the event. Situru started with a loss to Fritz 6 but he recovered immediately winning all the rest of the games.

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Borislav Kostić Simultaneous Exhibition, Klaten 1925

Borislav (Bora) Kostić was a strong chess master from Yugoslavia (now Serbia). During 1923-6, Kostić had been traveling from Siberia to Australia. Indonesia was no exception. A game from one of his simultaneous exhibitions is presented here. The game is between him and HCD de Böck.

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Indochess Men vs Machines, Jakarta 2005

Computers are becoming too strong, and too cruel, for their human counterpart. Even a player with GM Utut Adianto caliber couldn’t manage to register a point. The best Indonesian player was Taufik Halay with 1.0. GM Susanto Megaranto followed with half a point. The computers whitewashed Tirta Chandra and Utut.

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Narsar Karokaro Exhibitions, Java 1913-4

NISB (Nederlands Indische Schaakbond) invited the Tanah Karo champion, Narsar Karo-Karo (aka Si Narsar) to visit Java for the first time in 1913. In the cities of Java Narsar played many chess exhibitions both simultaneous and matches. A game from the exhibitions appeared on page 189 of British Chess Magazine May 1914 edition.

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8th Telkom Open, Bandung 2006

FM Awam Wahono lost to FM Anjas Novita in the ultimate round. This loss made the two players plus IM Nathanael Situru to have same VP, 8.5. Based on PS Wahono and Situru ranked first and second respectively. To decide the eventual winner Wahono and Situru played a play-off of two 5-minute blitz games which was won by Wahono.

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