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Borislav Kostić Simultaneous Exhibition, Indonesia 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. Two games from his simultaneous exhibitions are presented here. The first game was between him and A Emens played at Bandung, West Java. The second one was against HCD de Böck. The event was held at Klaten, a city in Central Java.

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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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21st Indonesia National Women Championship, Batam 2006

WFM Irene Kharisma Sukandar marked her era in Indonesian women chess by winning the event in convincing fashion. This was her first national champion title. Many pundits predicted that her reign as Indonesian Chess Queen would be untouchable for many years to come since she was only fourteen years old at that time.

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38th Indonesia National Championship, Batam 2006

18-year-old Susanto Megaranto took home the cup with 12 VP, one and half a point ahead his seniors IM Nasib Ginting and FM Awam Wahono. Arif Yanuar of DIY became the winner of the shortest game. His opponent got disqualified before even moved the pieces because his cell phone rang.

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Alexander Alekhine Exhibitions, Indonesia 1930

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine visited Netherlands Indies (now Indonesia) in 1930. At that time he was the World Champion. We found only one game from his simultaneous exhibition held at the city of Surabaya. In that game Alekhine won rather easily against Prof Willem Frederik Wertheim.

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