Archive for the ‘Women’ Category

Sofia Polgár Matches, Jakarta 1996

IM Sofia Polgár played three best Indonesian women chess players WIM Maria Lucia Ratnasari Sulistya, WIM Upi Darmayana Tamin, and WIM Lisa Karlina Lumongdong. Despite rating gaps, Sofia failed to play up to her billing. She managed to beat Upi Tamin but failing to win the others. She even slumped to defeat to Lisa Lumongdong.

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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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1st ASEAN Masters Circuit 1st Leg WIM, Tarakan 2008

Male players in a women chess event? Indeed. IM Irwanto Sadikin and GM Edhi Handoko played ruthlessly and placed themselves on the top two. The tournament winner, Sadikin, let only two draws and trounced the other nine. The best female player was Evi Lindiawati from Indonesia at fourth.

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DKI Jakarta Provincial Women Championship, Jakarta 1980

Indonesian hopeful young player, a high school student Darmayanti D Tamin, failed to win the event. She had to satisfy with runner up position to the champion Imasniti with 1.5 points cushion. The failure didn’t stop Darmayanti winning Women National Championship 1980 at Salatiga two months later.

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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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Alexandra Kosteniuk Matches, Jakarta 2002

The event was series of match between vice Women World Champion IM Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia and three Indonesian young talents Andrean Susilodinata, Tirta Chandra Purnama, and Susanto Megaranto. Lady with a mission Alexandra Kosteniuk showed a class of her own by winning all the games.

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Irene Sukandar-Sopiko Guramishvili Match, Jakarta 2004

WFM Sopiko Guramishvili entered the event as the runner up of Girls World Youth Chess Championship U12 2003 at Halkidiki, Greece. Irene Sukandar placed herself at 6-9 in the same event. The gap of class between these two was arguably noticeable as Guramishvili showed her domination throughout.

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