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1st ASEAN Masters Circuit 1st Leg GM-B, Tarakan 2008

The tournament was a fruitful journey for the players of Philippines. Not only the Elo favorite GM Mark Paragua won the event but IM Jayson Gonzalez also secured his much needed final GM norm. Another player who got the GM norm was Armenian Ashot Nadanian. The host had to be satisfied with IM norms for FM Syarif Mahmud and Sugeng Prayitno.

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Enerpac Rating, Bekasi 2002

Taufik Halay led until the penultimate round. All he needed was half a point in the last round to conclude the tournament. Unfortunately his opponent, Andrean Susilodinata, had a different idea and beat him. The surprise champion was Tirta Chandra Purnama who entered the tournament as the lowest rated player.

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1st ASEAN Masters Circuit 1st Leg GM-A, Tarakan 2008

Singaporean GM Zhāng Zhōng won the GM-A section without much difficulties. He notched 6 wins without losing any. IM Tirto, who was also unbeatable, came second and scored his first GM norm. Indonesian highest rated player GM Susanto Megaranto lost his hope for first place after losing to his fellow country man FM Tirta Chandra Purnama.

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Gunadarma Invitational World Cities, Jakarta 1997

The pre-tournament favorites, teams from ex Soviet Union countries, were unstoppable to win the event. Donetsk became the winner, followed by Moscow and Tashkent. Those three teams, especially Donetsk and Moscow, fielded world class players who were capable to race for glory in any team championship anywhere in the world.

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Japfa Classic, Denpasar 2000

The newly wed GM Judit Polgár wrapped up the tournament neatly to give herself a memorable present and another pinnacle in her career. The event produced a strange game when GM Ruben Gunawan agreed to draw in much better position against GM Utut Adianto. The Japfa Classic is the highest rated tournament in Indonesia to date.

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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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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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