Archive for the ‘Tournament’ Category

1st Indonesia National Age Group Championship, Medan 1975

The city of Medan, North Sumatera, had an honor to host the 1st Indonesia National Age Group Chess Championship. Erwanto Wahjoewidajat represented the Special Capital Region of Jakarta. Tommy Supriyanto and Edhi Handoko played for the Special Region of Yogyakarta and Central Java respectively. South Borneo and three provinces in Sumatera also sent their players.

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4th Japfa Festival WGMs, Jakarta 2008

Mission accomplished. WIM Irene Kharisma Sukandar successfully registered her first WGM norm. She was assured of the norm after settling for a draw with Slovene WGM Jana Krivec in the last round. Earlier in the half way of the chess tournament the WGM norm prospect looked bleach for her. The 16-year old Indonesian scored only 2 VP from 4 rounds meaning she had to score 4 points for the last 5 games.

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Anniswati Memorial Cup 1st Leg, Jakarta 2002

The late Anniswati was the wife of the then Percasi Chairman, Machnan R Kamaluddin. According to the organizer the tournament sought to rejuvenate Indonesian women chess. Indonesia placed as high as 11th in the 1996 Women Chess Olympiad at Yerevan, Armenia. But since Upi Darmayana Tamin’s victory in Asian Championship a year later, Indonesian chess had been in decline.

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1st Gunadarma League 1st Leg, Jakarta 2002

Gunadarma have been relentlessly treating Indonesian chess fans with a plethora of chess events over decades. In the year of 2002 they came up with an event in a new format, an individual chess league. The league was planned to have 8 legs. The best 24 players from master and 8 from non-master group would go to the grand final.

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Depdiknas WGMs, Jakarta 2012

In a rare occasion Departemen Pendidikan Nasional (Department of National Education) sponsored a rating chess event. Six players, 3 men and 3 women, joined the event. All the women had an age of 20 or less. It was clear that the main purpose of the event was to give the woman players an opportunity to improve their ratings.

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17th Indonesia National Championship, Jakarta1976

The 17th Indonesia National Chess Championship introduced many new faces. IM Ardiansyah, Jacobus Sampouw, and Arovah Bachtiar still sat down on top but Monang Sinulingga, Ridwan Gozali, Mukmin Panggabean, MHS Nainggolan, Abdul Azis Riduan, and the other usual suspects were nowhere to be found in the big 20. The reigning champion Herman Suradiradja didn’t participate since he was playing abroad.

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26th SEA Games, Palembang 2011

Vietnam is developing to be the next chess powerhouse alongside China and India. Their undeniable domination in the 26th SEA Games 2011 at Palembang, Indonesia, is just another proof. Vietnam seized 6 gold medals of possible 9. The rest of golds was shared equally by Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

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