FIDE ID 7100167. Born at Sukabumi, West Java, 1947.10.14. Died on 2016.06.06. Peak rating 2380 (1981). NM 1967, IM 1976, GM 1978. National champion 1975. 1st Indonesian GM.

Rating History


• 1973.01.01  2280
• 1974.01.01  2320
• 1976.01.01  2345
• 1977.01.01  2350
• 1978.01.01  2330
• 1979.01.01  2340
• 1981.01.01  2380
• 1982.07.01  2340
• 1985.01.01  2280
• 1986.07.01  2305
• 1987.07.01  2300
• 1995.01.01  2280
• 1996.07.01  2240
• 1997.07.01  2250
• 1998.01.01  2255
• 1998.07.01  2265
• 1999.01.01  2285
• 2002.01.01  2272
• 2004.07.01  2247
• 2011.09.01  2238
• 2012.11.01  2215
• 2013.11.01  2198

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 1st Asian Masters, Singapore 1975 
 VP
 1   Giam, Choo KweeGiam, Choo Kwee
Photo of Choo Kwee GiamFIDE ID: 5800200.
 5800200 Flag of Singapore 2210   9.5 
 2   Aaron, ManuelAaron, Manuel
Photo of Manuel AaronFIDE ID: 5000092.
 5000092 Flag of India m 2240   9.5 
 3   Suradiradja, HermanSuradiradja, Herman
Photo of Herman SuradiradjaFIDE ID: 7100167.
POB: Sukabumi Flag of Indonesia.
DOB: 1947.10.14.
Title(s): NM 1967, IM 1976, GM 1978.
Peak Elo: 2380 (1981).
 7100167 Flag of Indonesia 2320   9.5 
 4   Shaw, Terrey IanShaw, Terrey Ian
Photo of Terrey Ian ShawFIDE ID: 3200264.
 3200264 Flag of Australia 2370   9.5 
 5   ArdiansyahArdiansyah
Photo of ArdiansyahFIDE ID: 7100027.
POB: Banjarmasin Flag of Indonesia.
DOB: 1951.12.05.
Title(s): NM 1969, IM 1969, GM 1986.
Peak Elo: 2480 (1987).
 7100027 Flag of Indonesia m 2330   8.5 
 6   Bordonada, GlennBordonada, Glenn
Photo of Glenn BordonadaFIDE ID: 5200083.
 5200083 Flag of Philippines 2300   7.5 
 7   Cardoso, Radolfo TanCardoso, Radolfo Tan
Photo of Radolfo Tan CardosoFIDE ID: 5200210.
 5200210 Flag of Philippines m 2410   6.5 
 8   Tan, Lian AnnTan, Lian Ann
Photo of Lian Ann TanFIDE ID: 5800048.
 5800048 Flag of Singapore m 2360   5.5 
 9   Pang, Kwok LeongPang, Kwok Leong
Photo of Kwok Leong PangFIDE ID: 5800196.
 5800196 Flag of Singapore 2220   5.5 
 10   Mascariñas, RicoMascariñas, Rico
Photo of Rico MascariñasFIDE ID: 5200024.
DOB: 1953.03.02.
Title(s): IM 1978.
Peak Elo: 2485 (1989).
 5200024 Flag of Philippines 2305   5.0 
 11   Kan, Wai ShuiKan, Wai Shui
Photo of Wai Shui KanFIDE ID: 6000010.
 6000010 Flag of Hong Kong 2380   5.0 
 12   Wotulo, Max ArieWotulo, Max Arie
Photo of Max Arie WotuloFIDE ID: 7102747.
POB: Langoan Flag of Indonesia.
DOB: 1932.08.05.
Title(s): NM 1955, IM 1969.
 7102747 Flag of Indonesia m 2295   4.5 
 13   Natarajan, SVNatarajan, SV
Photo of SV NatarajanFIDE ID: 5000220.
 5000220 Flag of India   4.5 
 14   Woo, Beng KeongWoo, Beng Keong
Photo of Beng Keong WooFIDE ID: 5702585.
 5702585 Flag of Malaysia   0.5 
 VP: Victory points.

Singapore Flag of Singapore. 1975.08.18-09.06. Round Robin 13 rounds. 14 players. Rating average 2296. Category II. 1st IM norm.

 12th PKWN Festival B, Lublin 1976 
 123456789012345VPSB
 1   Martinović, SlobodanMartinović, Slobodan
Photo of Slobodan MartinovićFIDE ID: 900931.
 900931 Flag of Yugoslavia 2420 Knight icon. 1  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  ½  1  1  1  ½   9.5   62.75 
 2   Suradiradja, HermanSuradiradja, Herman
Photo of Herman SuradiradjaFIDE ID: 7100167.
POB: Sukabumi Flag of Indonesia.
DOB: 1947.10.14.
Title(s): NM 1967, IM 1976, GM 1978.
Peak Elo: 2380 (1981).
 7100167 Flag of Indonesia 2345  0 Knight icon. ½  ½  ½  1  ½  1  1  1  ½  1  ½  ½  1   9.5   61.50 
 3   Mihalčišin, Adrian BogdanovichMihalčišin, Adrian Bogdanovich
Photo of Adrian Bogdanovich MihalčišinFIDE ID: 14602385.
 14602385 Flag of Soviet Union 2425  ½  ½ Knight icon. ½  1  1  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  ½  1  ½  ½   9.0   62.00 
 4   Urzica, AurelUrzica, Aurel
Photo of Aurel UrzicaFIDE ID: 1200267.
 1200267 Flag of Romania 2335  ½  ½  ½ Knight icon. ½  ½  ½  ½  0  ½  1  1  1  1  1   9.0   56.75 
 5   Illijin, NeboisaIllijin, Neboisa
Photo of Neboisa IllijinFIDE ID: 1200798.
 1200798 Flag of Romania 2360  ½  ½  0  ½ Knight icon. ½  ½  ½  1  ½  ½  1  1  1  1   9.0   55.75 
 6   Todorčević Antic, MiodragTodorčević Antic, Miodrag
Photo of Miodrag Todorčević AnticFIDE ID: 900060.
 900060 Flag of France 2400  ½  0  0  ½  ½ Knight icon. ½  1  1  ½  1  ½  1  1  1   9.0   54.50 
 7   Sydor, AndrzejSydor, Andrzej
Photo of Andrzej SydorFIDE ID: 1195727.
 1195727 Flag of Poland m 2425  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½ Knight icon. ½  ½  ½  1  ½  ½  ½  ½   7.5   51.25 
 8   Kluger, GyulaKluger, Gyula
Photo of Gyula KlugerFIDE ID: 702870.
 702870 Flag of Hungary m 2335  ½  0  ½  ½  ½  0  ½ Knight icon. ½  1  0  ½  1  ½  1   7.0   44.75 
 9   Dobosz, HenrykDobosz, Henryk
Photo of Henryk DoboszFIDE ID: 1100114.
 1100114 Flag of Poland 2395  ½  0  ½  1  0  0  ½  ½ Knight icon. 0  1  ½  ½  ½  ½   6.0   39.75 
 10   Boudy Bueno, Julio LeonardoBoudy Bueno, Julio Leonardo
Photo of Julio Leonardo Boudy BuenoFIDE ID: 3510557.
 3510557 Flag of Cuba m 2395  0  0  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  0  1 Knight icon. 0  0  ½  1  1   6.0   38.75 
 11   Pinkas, KarolPinkas, Karol
Photo of Karol PinkasFIDE ID: 1100319.
 1100319 Flag of Poland 2330  ½  ½  0  0  ½  0  0  1  0  1 Knight icon. ½  0  0  1   5.0   33.50 
 12   Księski, ZbigniewKsięski, Zbigniew
Photo of Zbigniew KsięskiFIDE ID: 1100564.
 1100564 Flag of Poland  0  0  ½  0  0  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  ½ Knight icon. 0  ½  ½   5.0   32.00 
 13   Kunsztowicz, UweKunsztowicz, Uwe
Photo of Uwe KunsztowiczFIDE ID: 4602773.
 4602773 Flag of West Germany 2415  0  ½  0  0  0  0  ½  0  ½  ½  1  1 Knight icon. 1  0   5.0   29.00 
 14   Filipowicz, AndrzejFilipowicz, Andrzej
Photo of Andrzej FilipowiczFIDE ID: 1100491.
 1100491 Flag of Poland m 2385  0  ½  ½  0  0  0  ½  ½  ½  0  1  ½  0 Knight icon. ½   4.5   29.00 
 15   Zinn, LotharZinn, Lothar
Photo of Lothar Zinn
 Flag of East Germany m 2415  ½  0  ½  0  0  0  ½  0  ½  0  0  ½  1  ½ Knight icon.  4.0   25.75 
 VP: Victory points.
 SB: Sonneborn berger.

Lublin Flag of Poland. 1976.07.15-08.02. Round Robin 15 rounds. 15 players. Rating average 2359. Category V. 2nd IM norm. IM title completed.

 Unknown, Primorsko 1977 
 123456789012VPSB
 1   Suradiradja, HermanSuradiradja, Herman
Photo of Herman SuradiradjaFIDE ID: 7100167.
POB: Sukabumi Flag of Indonesia.
DOB: 1947.10.14.
Title(s): NM 1967, IM 1976, GM 1978.
Peak Elo: 2380 (1981).
 7100167 Flag of Indonesia m 2350 Knight icon. 0  1  ½  ½  0  1  1  1  1  1  1   8.0   38.50 
 2   Inkiov, Ventzislav VladimirovInkiov, Ventzislav Vladimirov
Photo of Ventzislav Vladimirov InkiovFIDE ID: 2900033.
 2900033 Flag of Bulgaria m 2410  1 Knight icon. 0  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  ½  1  1   7.0   35.25 
 3   Georgadze, Tamaz VasilyevichGeorgadze, Tamaz Vasilyevich
Photo of Tamaz Vasilyevich GeorgadzeFIDE ID: 13610228.
 13610228 Flag of Soviet Union m 2445  0  1 Knight icon. 0  1  ½  ½  ½  ½  1  1  1   7.0   34.00 
 4   Tringov, Georgi PetrovTringov, Georgi Petrov
Photo of Georgi Petrov TringovFIDE ID: 2900203.
 2900203 Flag of Bulgaria g 2495  ½  ½  1 Knight icon. ½  ½  ½  ½  1  ½  ½  ½   6.5   35.25 
 5   Vilela De Acuna, Jose LuisVilela De Acuna, Jose Luis
Photo of Jose Luis Vilela De AcunaFIDE ID: 3500098.
 3500098 Flag of Cuba 2405  ½  ½  0  ½ Knight icon. ½  1  ½  1  ½  1  ½   6.5   33.00 
 6   Padevski, Nikola BotxevPadevski, Nikola Botxev
Photo of Nikola Botxev PadevskiFIDE ID: 2900190.
 2900190 Flag of Bulgaria g 2480  1  ½  ½  ½  ½ Knight icon. ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½   6.0   34.00 
 7   Adamski, JanAdamski, Jan
Photo of Jan AdamskiFIDE ID: 1100190.
 1100190 Flag of Poland m 2470  0  ½  ½  ½  0  ½ Knight icon. ½  1  ½  1  1   6.0   28.00 
 8   Radulov, Ivan GeorgievRadulov, Ivan Georgiev
Photo of Ivan Georgiev RadulovFIDE ID: 2900300.
 2900300 Flag of Bulgaria g 2500  0  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½ Knight icon. 0  ½  ½  1   5.0   26.00 
 9   Jankov, TodorJankov, Todor
Photo of Todor JankovFIDE ID: 2901030.
 2901030 Flag of Bulgaria 2315  0  0  ½  0  0  ½  0  1 Knight icon. 1  ½  ½   4.0   18.25 
 10   Popov, PetarPopov, Petar
Photo of Petar PopovFIDE ID: 2900645.
 2900645 Flag of Bulgaria  0  ½  0  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 Knight icon. 0  ½   3.5   20.00 
 11   Ungureanu, EmilUngureanu, Emil
Photo of Emil UngureanuFIDE ID: 1200232.
 1200232 Flag of Romania 2385  0  0  0  ½  0  ½  0  ½  ½  1 Knight icon. ½   3.5   15.75 
 12   Manolov, IvanManolov, Ivan
Photo of Ivan ManolovFIDE ID: 2900505.
 2900505 Flag of Bulgaria 2320  0  0  0  ½  ½  ½  0  0  ½  ½  ½ Knight icon.  3.0   15.00 
 VP: Victory points.
 SB: Sonneborn berger.

Primorsko Flag of Bulgaria. 1977.09.13-27. Round Robin 11 rounds. 12 players. Rating average 2398. Category VI. 1st GM norm.

 Unknown, Plóvdiv 1978 

Plóvdiv Flag of Bulgaria. 1978.08.??-?. Round Robin 13 rounds. 14 players. Rating average 2413. Category VII. GM norm 9.5. IM norm 7.5. 2nd GM norm. GM title completed.


Herman Suradiradja ‘graduated’ from Bulgaria. He got all of his GM norms in that country. The first norm was at Primorsko in 1977. The second (last) was at Plóvdiv a year later. He is the first Indonesian GM and the third in Asia after Philippines duo Eugenio Torre and Rosendo Balinas Jr.

Herman’s first appearance in National Championship was as early as 1964. He lost in the qualification at that time. Herman inched into the national élite when he as teenager passed for Indonesian chess team of Havana Olympiad 1966. In 1967 he was the only player who was awarded National Master title in the National Championship. During 1967-74 his results had been fluctuating rather wildly.

In 1975 he won the National Champion trophy in the Championship held at Medan, North Sumatera. The achievement practically opened door for Herman to travel around the globe to pursue higher titles. He grabbed the chance very nicely. He got his first IM norm in Singapore then he completed his IM title at Lublin, Poland 1976. He needed only two years to get his full GM title, a quite achievement at that time especially for a non-chess country like Indonesia.

Unfortunately after he got his GM title he couldn’t manage to support the righteous of his title with decent performance. His form and rating declined rapidly. The reason was probably Herman didn’t put his chess career as his focus anymore.

Many chess writers don’t hesitate to assess him as a weak GM based on his ratings. Actually he more than deserves his GM title given that the tournaments he won conducted in fair play manner. At Lublin 1976, he won the tournament ahead of strong players in the likes of Mihalčišin and Todorčević. He saw off the competition at Primorsko 1977 by sidelining Georgadze, Inkiov, Tringov, Padevski, and Radulov. Finally at Plóvdiv 1978 he was a co-champion with Ermenkov. Palatnik, Pintér, Tringov, and Minić trailed behind him. Does the current generation of chess aficianados know these facts?

Selected Games (viewer © ChessTempo)

Photo of Herman SuradiradjaWhite
Herman Suradiradja
7100167
Flag of Indonesia g 2340
Photo of John Denis Martin NunnBlack
John Denis Martin Nunn
400017
Flag of England g 2515

24th Chess Olympiad
La Valletta Flag of Malta 1980.11.21 Round 2 Board 2 Indonesia-England
½-½ B97 Sicilian Najdorf: Poisoned Pawn



Photo of Larry Mark ChristiansenWhite
Larry Mark Christiansen
2000059
Flag of USA g 2585
Photo of Herman SuradiradjaBlack
Herman Suradiradja
7100167
Flag of Indonesia g 2380

1st First Lady’s Cup
Denpasar Flag of Indonesia 1982.03.11 Round 25
0-1 A49 Réti: Anti King’s Indian System



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Currently have 2 comments

  1. OlimpBase says:

    Do you have any of his game from his IM and GM-norm winning tournaments? ChessBase doesn’t have them.

  2. admin says:

    To OlimpBase

    Unfortunately we don’t. So far we only have the standings of Singapore 1975, Lublin 1976, Primorsko 1977, and Plovdidv 1978. No games have been found.

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