|Jakarta GMs, Jakarta 1986|
|PGN 2014.07.10. 11 games. Incomplete.|
1986.10.??-?. Round Robin 13 rounds. 14 players. Rating average 2428. Category VIII. GM norm 9.5. IM norm 7.
The event is the most successful chess tournament held in Indonesia to date in term of producing GM norms. Three players who had the honour were IM Ardiansyah, IM Utut Adianto Wahyuwidayat, and IM Ronny Gunawan. Ardiansyah nailed his second and last GM norm.
Ardiansyah played a tournament of his life. He exceeded the GM norm requirement by half points and became the co-champion with Yugoslav GM, Petar Popović. Despite losing twice to Ronny Gunawan and GM Slavoljub Marjanović, Ardiansyah confidently scored 10 VP for the rest of the games. He also won the direct encounter against the other half champion, Popović. Along the way Ardiansyah produced a number of beautiful games which inevitably drew an admiration from the audience. A fellow participant, GM Hans Ree of Netherlands, joined the unison lavishing a praise to Ardiansyah’s performance.
The other Indonesian players were less fortunate than the GM norm gainers. They placed well under all of the guest players. The tournament almost certainly brought the curtain down for veteran IM Arovah Bachtiar’s international career. His golden years had been a distant past. The required strength and focus were simply not on his side.
FIDE, in their next congress, approved unanimously Ardiansyah’s GM title. Utut Adianto delivered another GM norm at the Dubai Olympiad, December that year. Ronny Gunawan mysteriously led to a different path. In the next few years he had been vanished from the chess arena for a long long time. He was back at Telin International 2011 but was no longer a chess powerhouse he used to be.
Selected Games (viewer © ChessTempo)
7100027 m 2430
900109 g 2540
1-0 B59 Classical Sicilian: 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3
Utut Adianto Wahyuwidayat
7100019 m 2445
Alonso Zapata Ramírez
4400011 g 2495
1-0 E63 King’s Indian Fianchetto: Panno Variation with 7…a6
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