Cerdas Barus

Published on February 17, 2011
Updated on March 7, 2014

FIDE ID 7100094. Born at Kabanjahe, North Sumatera, 1961.01.01 (age 53). Peak rating 2503 (2003). NM 1982, IM 1993, GM 2003. National champion 1987, 1999, 2002. 6th Indonesian GM.

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Rating History
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Cerdas Barus's rating changes history:

• 1984.01.01  2205
• 1985.01.01  2295
• 1988.01.01  2330
• 1989.01.01  2335
• 1991.01.01  2375
• 1993.07.01  2405
• 1995.01.01  2415
• 1995.07.01  2410
• 1997.01.01  2440
• 1997.07.01  2445
• 1998.01.01  2470
• 1998.07.01  2465
• 2000.01.01  2445
• 2000.07.01  2435
• 2000.10.01  2456
• 2002.10.01  2479
• 2003.01.01  2501
• 2003.04.01  2503
• 2004.01.01  2479
• 2008.04.01  2456
• 2009.04.01  2458
• 2011.03.01  2443
• 2011.07.01  2420
• 2011.09.01  2438
• 2011.11.01  2403
• 2012.08.01  2400
• 2012.11.01  2396
• 2013.11.01  2392

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 FIDE Zonal 12, Jakarta 1993 
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 1   Rogers, Ian 3200019 Flag of Australia g 2575  1  0  1  1  ½  1  ½  1  1  1  1   9.0   68.5 
 2   Johansen, Darryl Keith 3200035 Flag of Australia m 2500  1  1  ½  1  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  ½  1   8.0   70.0 
 3   Barus, Cerdas 7100094 Flag of Indonesia f 2375  1  0  1  0  1  1  ½  1  1  1  ½   8.0   68.5 
 4   Bancod, Ronald 5200938 Flag of Philippines  1  ½  0  1  ½  0  1  ½  1  1  ½   7.0   71.5 
 5   Rodriguez, Ruben 5200040 Flag of Philippines m 2415  1  1  1  0  1  0  1  0  0  1  1   7.0   64.0 
 6   Wahyuwidayat, Utut Adianto 7100019 Flag of Indonesia g 2490  1  1  ½  1  0  0  1  ½  1  0  ½   6.5   71.0 
 7   Yang, Xian 6000150 Flag of Hong Kong f 2415  1  0  1  ½  1  ½  ½  ½  0  1  ½   6.5   63.5 
 8   Gunawan, Ruben Muljadi 7100248 Flag of Indonesia f 2265  ½  ½  ½  1  1  ½  0  1  0  1  0   6.0   57.5 
 9   Handoko, Edhi 7100043 Flag of Indonesia m 2475  ½  1  1  0  ½  ½  0  1  0  0  1   5.5   69.0 
 10   Hsu, Li Yang 5800080 Flag of Singapore f 2370  0  ½  1  0  ½  1  ½  ½  ½  0  1   5.5   56.0 
 11   Carag, Elmer 5200946 Flag of Philippines  1  0  1  ½  0  0  ½  1  ½  1  0   5.5   55.5 
 12   Juswanto, Denny 7100221 Flag of Indonesia f 2280  ½  1  0  0  1  1  ½  ½  0  0  1   5.5   54.5 
 13   Từ, Hoàng Thông 12400076 Flag of Vietnam m 2435  ½  ½  0  1  0  1  ½  0  ½  ½  ½   5.0   73.5 
 14   Wohl, Aleksandar H 3200345 Flag of Australia 2360  0  0  1  0  ½  ½  0  ½  ½  1  1   5.0   49.5 
 15   Mok, Tze Meng 5700329 Flag of Malaysia 2200  0  1  0  0  1  0  1  ½  ½  0  ½   4.5   52.5 
 16   Nishimura, Hiroyuki 7000081 Flag of Japan 2325  0  1  0  1  0  ½  ½  0  1  0  0   4.0   55.5 
 17   Ker, Anthony F 4300084 Flag of New Zealand f 2320  0  0  ½  1  ½  ½  1  0  ½  0  0   4.0   51.5 
 18   Reilly, Timothy 3200302 Flag of Australia 2350  0  0  0  0  0  ½  ½  1  ½  1  0   3.5   52.5 
 19   Abdullah, Mohammad Kamal 5700086 Flag of Malaysia 2230  0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  ½  0  0   2.5   51.5 
 20   Norris, Damian C 11400048 Flag of Fiji 2235  0  1  0  0  ½  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.5   54.0 
 VP: Victory points
 SK: Solkoff

Jakarta Flag of Indonesia. 1993.02.??-?. 11 rounds Swiss. 20 players. Rating average 2351. IM norm.

 National Invitation, Jakarta 1997 
 
 1   Sadikin, Irwanto 7100590 Flag of Indonesia f 2280  1 
 2   Ginting, Nasib 7100060 Flag of Indonesia 2420  ½ 
 3   Antonio, Rogelio M Jr 5200032 Flag of Philippines g 2525  ½ 
 4   Handoko, Edhi 7100043 Flag of Indonesia g 2470  0 
 5   Supriyanto, Tommy 7100728 Flag of Indonesia 2325  1 
 6   Ardiansyah 7100027 Flag of Indonesia g 2443  1 
 7   Sitanggang, Salor 7100051 Flag of Indonesia m 2415  1 
 8   Tunasly, Zulkifly 7100884 Flag of Indonesia 2315  1 
 9   Rudin, Hamdani 7100213 Flag of Indonesia 2320  1 
 10   Firdaus, Maksum 7100833 Flag of Indonesia 2375  1 
 11   Juswanto, Denny 7100221 Flag of Indonesia f 2430  1 
 12   Mariano, Nelson II 5200610 Flag of Philippines m 2490  ½ 
 13   Kurniawan, Bobby 7100515 Flag of Indonesia m 2405  1 
 14   Từ, Hoàng Thông 12400076 Flag of Vietnam m 2475  ½ 
 15   Gunawan, Ruben Muljadi 7100248 Flag of Indonesia m 2460  ½ 

Jakarta Flag of Indonesia. 1997.06.21-07.06. 15 rounds Round Robin. 16 players. Rating average 2412. Category VII. 1st GM norm.

 Vũng Tàu Intourco GM Circuit 1st Leg, Vũng Tàu 2000 
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 1   Barus, Cerdas 7100094 Flag of Indonesia m 2445  ½  ½  ½  1  1  1  ½  ½  1  ½  1   8.0   40.50 
 2   Villamayor, Buenaventura 5200393 Flag of Philippines m 2474  ½ ½  ½  ½  ½  1  1  1  1  1  ½   8.0   40.00 
 3   Đào, Thiên Hải 12400084 Flag of Vietnam g 2550  ½  ½ ½  ½  ½  ½  1  1  1  1  ½   7.5   37.50 
 4   Sharavdorj, Dashzeveg 4900340 Flag of Mongolia g 2473  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  1  1  1   7.0   33.00 
 5   Simanjuntak, Sebastian 7100116 Flag of Indonesia 2313  0  ½  ½  1  0  ½  0  ½  1  1   6.0   29.75 
 6   Từ, Hoàng Thông 12400076 Flag of Vietnam g 2515  0  ½  ½  ½  0 ½  1  1  0  1  1   6.0   28.00 
 7   Lioe, Dede 7100566 Flag of Indonesia m 2370  0  0  ½  ½  1  ½ ½  0  1  ½  1   5.5   25.75 
 8   Bitoon, Richard 5201110 Flag of Philippines 2436  ½  0  0  ½  ½  0  ½ ½  ½  1  1   5.0   22.00 
 9   Wynn, Zaw Htun 13002783 Flag of Myanmar 2524  ½  0  0  0  1  0  1  ½  ½  1   4.5   21.00 
 10   Roca, Petronio 5200180 Flag of Philippines 2362  0  0  0  0  ½  1  0  ½  1 ½  ½   4.0   18.25 
 11   Ardiansyah 7100027 Flag of Indonesia g 2396  ½  0  0  0  0  0  ½  0  ½  ½   3.0   12.50 
 12   Myo, Naing 13002430 Flag of Myanmar m 2545  0  ½  ½  0  0  0  0  0  0  ½  0   1.5   9.75 
 VP: Victory points
 SB: Sonneborn berger

Vũng Tàu Flag of Vietnam. 2000.05.30-06.07. 11 rounds Round Robin. 12 players. Rating average 2450. Category VIII. 2nd GM norm.

 Wismilak International, Surabaya 2002 
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 1   Stefanova, Antoaneta 2902257 Flag of Bulgaria m 2497  ½  1  ½  1  1  ½  1  1  1  1  1   9.5   47.00 
 2   Barus, Cerdas 7100094 Flag of Indonesia m 2456  ½ ½  1  1  1  ½  1  0  ½  1  1   8.0   41.50 
 3   Juswanto, Denny 7100221 Flag of Indonesia m 2520  0  ½ ½  1  ½  0  1  ½  ½  1  ½   6.0   30.00 
 4   Zaw, Win Lay 13000098 Flag of Myanmar g 2531  ½  0  ½ ½  ½  ½  0  1  1  1  ½   6.0   29.25 
 5   Sadikin, Irwanto 7100590 Flag of Indonesia f 2362  0  0  0  ½  1  ½  ½  1  1  ½   6.0   27.25 
 6   Megaranto, Susanto 7101384 Flag of Indonesia 2364  0  0  ½  ½  0  1  0  1  1  1   6.0   26.00 
 7   Paciencia, Enrique 5201322 Flag of Philippines m 2483  ½  ½  1  ½  0  0 ½  1  0  ½  ½   5.0   28.00 
 8   Handoko, Edhi 7100043 Flag of Indonesia g 2431  0  0  0  1  ½  0  ½  1  0  1   5.0   22.50 
 9   Ardiansyah 7100027 Flag of Indonesia g 2411  0  1  ½  0  ½  1  0  0  0  ½   4.5   25.00 
 10   Kosasih, Cecep 7101040 Flag of Indonesia 2422  0  ½  ½  0  0  0  1  0  0 ½  1   3.5   16.75 
 11   Rudin, Hamdani 7100213 Flag of Indonesia f 2375  0  0  0  0  0  0  ½  1  1  ½ ½   3.5   15.25 
 12   Nay, Oo Kyaw Tun 13000110 Flag of Myanmar m 2504  0  0  ½  ½  ½  0  ½  0  ½  0  ½   3.0   15.50 
 VP: Victory points
 SB: Sonneborn berger

Surabaya Flag of Indonesia. 2002.07.22-29. 11 rounds Round Robin. 12 players. Rating average 2446. Category VIII. 3rd GM norm.

 35th Olympiad, Bled 2002 
 
 1   Luga, Allan Flag of Papua New Guinea  1 
 2   Schandorff Madsen, Lars 1400070 Flag of Denmark g 2546  ½ 
 3   Damljanović, Branko 900125 Flag of Yugoslavia g 2550  1 
 4   Nguyễn, Anh Dũng 12400025 Flag of Vietnam g 2540  ½ 
 5   San Segundo Carrillo, Pablo 2200082 Flag of Spain g 2523  ½ 
 6   Thórhallsson, Thröstur 2300109 Flag of Iceland g 2443  1 
 7   Lane, Gary William 3203301 Flag of Australia m 2436  1 
 8   Pacheco, Marco 3800989 Flag of Peru 2284  1 
 9   Khairallah, Faisal 4628250 Flag of Libya 2228  1 
 10   Dineley, Richard 1800680 Flag of Wales 2284  1 

Bled Flag of Yugoslavia. 2002.10.25-11.11. 14 rounds Swiss Team. 8.5 VP in 10 games. Opponents’ rating average 2403. 4th GM norm. The minimum rating of 2500 surpassed. GM title completed.



What makes Cerdas Barus a unique chess player is not only he is a GM but he is deaf.

Cerdas hails from Kabanjahe, Tanah Karo. Tanah Karo is known with a tradition of producing many excellent chess players such as Narsar Karokaro, Si Tumbuk, Si Ngukum, Merlep Ginting, Monang Sinulingga to name a few.

He knew chess at the late age of 14. It was not even the ‘ordinary’ chess, but Karo chess which has the different rules. He only focused more to the ordinary chess when his family moved to Medan in 1978. At this city he honed his skill with national class players like David Purba and Thomas Ginting. Cerdas was really talented. He could catch up quickly. In 1981 he came second in North Sumatera Provincial Chess Championship. In his first National Championship, Bandung 1982, Cerdas won National Master title.

His international career began in 1983 as a member of Medan team which participated in Asian Cities Championship in Hong Kong. It was followed by Chess Olympiad in Greece a year later. After this Olympiad 1984 he had been practically involved in the most, if not all, of Indonesian important chess events for almost three decades.

Cerdas might recall 2002 as the golden year. In addition to being National Champion, he was also the winner of Hamzah Haz Open Jakarta and the runner-up of Wismilak International. In November he hit his peak on Chess Olympiad held at Bled, Slovenia. Cerdas won a gold medal for the third board after collecting 8.5 VP out of 10 games. The achievement also meant Cerdas had completed the requirement of GM title. Actually Cerdas didn’t need a norm anymore but the Bled Olympiad raised his rating above 2500, the minimum requirement for GM title. He got other three GM norms in National Invitation Jakarta 1997, Vũng Tàu Intourco 2000, and previously mentioned Wismilak Surabaya 2002.

Since getting his GM title Cerdas Barus has been continuously being part of Indonesia chess élite. At the twilight of his chess career, he was still able to prove that he was good enough to be a member of Indonesian team for SEA Games 2011.

Selected Games (viewer © ChessTempo)


Panayotis Pandavos
4200128
f 2285

Cerdas Barus
7100094
2205

26th Chess Olympiad
Thessaloniki Flag of Greece 1984.12.02 Round 13 Board 4 Greece-Indonesia
0-1 C45 Scotch Game




Cerdas Barus
7100094
m 2410

Sergey Zagrebelny
14200040
g 2510

11th Asian Team Championship
Singapore Flag of Singapore 1995.12.21 Round 8 Board 2 Indonesia-Uzbekistan
1-0 E18 Queen’s Indian




Cerdas Barus
7100094
m 2465

Erik Van Den Doel
1003720
g 2535

Indonesia-ROW Match
Denpasar Flag of Indonesia 1999.05.06 Round 5
1-0 D85 Exchange Grünfeld



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