Japfa WGMs, Solo 2018 
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 1   Tsatsalashvili, KetiTsatsalashvili, Keti
Photo of Keti TsatsalashviliFIDE ID: 13603434.
POB: Tbilisi Flag of Georgia.
DOB: 1992.06.10.
Peak Elo: 2372 (2019).
 13603434 Flag of Georgia wg 2307 Knight icon. ½  1  1  0  1  1  1  0  1  1  1   8.5   0.0   8 
 2   Frayna, Janelle MaeFrayna, Janelle Mae
Photo of Janelle Mae FraynaFIDE ID: 5212499.
POB: Legazpi Flag of Philippines.
DOB: 1997.05.19.
Peak Elo: 2325 (2017).
 5212499 Flag of Philippines wg 2304  ½ Knight icon. ½  0  ½  ½  1  ½  1  1  1  1   7.5   0.0   5 
 3   Sihite, Chelsie Monica IgnesiasSihite, Chelsie Monica Ignesias
Photo of Chelsie Monica Ignesias SihiteFIDE ID: 7101198.
POB: Balikpapan Flag of Indonesia.
DOB: 1995.11.02.
Peak Elo: 2290 (2013).
 7101198 Flag of Indonesia wm 2209  0  ½ Knight icon. ½  1  ½  ½  ½  1  0  1  1   6.5   0.5   4 
 4   Žarković, MilaŽarković, Mila
Photo of Mila ŽarkovićFIDE ID: 900451.
DOB: 1996.04.26.
Peak Elo: 2256 (2017).
 900451 Flag of Serbia wm 2214  0  1  ½ Knight icon. 0  ½  ½  1  1  ½  1  ½   6.5   0.5   4 
 5   l'Ami, Alinal'Ami, Alina
Photo of Alina l'AmiFIDE ID: 1210246.
POB: Iași Flag of Romania.
DOB: 1985.06.01.
Peak Elo: 2446 (2014).
 1210246 Flag of Romania m 2316  1  ½  0  1 Knight icon. ½  ½  ½  0  ½  1  ½   6.0   0.0   3 
 6   Blagojević, TijanaBlagojević, Tijana
Photo of Tijana BlagojevićFIDE ID: 900885.
DOB: 1997.07.20.
Peak Elo: 2338 (2015).
 900885 Flag of Serbia wm 2254  0  ½  ½  ½  ½ Knight icon. ½  1  ½  ½  0  1   5.5   1.5   2 
 7   Fisabilillah, UmmiFisabilillah, Ummi
Photo of Ummi FisabilillahFIDE ID: 7104804.
DOB: 2000.02.10.
Peak Elo: 2227 (2018).
 7104804 Flag of Indonesia wf 2225  0  0  ½  ½  ½  ½ Knight icon. ½  ½  ½  1  1   5.5   1.0   2 
 8   Citra, Dewi Ardhiani AnastasiaCitra, Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia
Photo of Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia CitraFIDE ID: 7101244.
DOB: 1994.
Peak Elo: 2286 (2017).
 7101244 Flag of Indonesia wm 2286  0  ½  ½  0  ½  0  ½ Knight icon. ½  1  1  1   5.5   0.5   3 
 9   Šafranska, AndaŠafranska, Anda
Photo of Anda ŠafranskaFIDE ID: 1160020.
POB: Riga Flag of Soviet Union.
DOB: 1960.12.02.
Peak Elo: 2367 (2000).
 1160020 Flag of France wg 2200  1  0  0  0  1  ½  ½  ½ Knight icon. 0  ½  1   5.0   0.0   3 
 10   Santoso, Shanti Nur AbidahSantoso, Shanti Nur Abidah
Photo of Shanti Nur Abidah SantosoFIDE ID: 7104898.
DOB: 2001.09.15.
Peak Elo: 2249 (2015).
 7104898 Flag of Indonesia wm 2128  0  0  1  ½  ½  ½  ½  0  1 Knight icon. 0  ½   4.5   0.0   2 
 11   Lestari, Baiq VinaLestari, Baiq Vina
Photo of Baiq Vina LestariFIDE ID: 7102496.
DOB: 1986.
Peak Elo: 2263 (2005).
 7102496 Flag of Indonesia wf 2137  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  ½  1 Knight icon. 1   3.5   0.0   3 
 12   Wijayanti, RetnoWijayanti, Retno
Photo of Retno WijayantiFIDE ID: 7105835.
DOB: 1999.
Peak Elo: 2183 (2015).
 7105835 Flag of Indonesia wf 2168  0  0  0  ½  ½  0  0  0  0  ½  0 Knight icon.  1.5   0.0   0 
 VP: Victory points.
 DE: Direct encounter of players in the same point group.
 VS: Number of victories.

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2018.04.25-05.01. Round Robin 11 rounds. 12 players. g/90/30. Rating average 2229.

The event was held together with the 2018 Japfa GMs tournament. Romanian IM Alina l’Ami, a familiar face to Indonesian chess public, became the top seed. She was followed by Georgian WGM Keti Tsatsalashvili and Philippine WGM Janelle Mae Frayna as the second and third seed respectively. The host didn’t field their best players IM Irene Kharisma Sukandar and WGM Medina Warda Aulia, instead opted to give a chance to their second string players. Indonesia expected that their players, especially the ones with the most wordy names, WIM Chelsie Monica Ignesias Sihite and WIM Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia Citra, to register a WGM norm. That norm could be attained with at least 7 VP.

The surprise came as early as round 1. The veteran WGM Anda Šafranska from France beat the top seed Alina l’Ami. Alina blundered her piece at move 32 and resigned 14 moves later. The surprise from the French WGM didn’t stop here. Anda claimed another high profile victim in the next round. She defeated the second seed Keti Tsatsalashvili. Public was waiting what would happen in the third round when Anda got to play the third seed Janelle Mae Frayna. This time the surprise didn’t materialize. Janelle successfully beat Anda.

WIM Tijana Blagojevic vs WFM Baiq Vina Lestari in round 1, Solo 2018. Photo © Merdeka.com.
WIM Tijana Blagojevic vs WFM Baiq Vina Lestari in round 1, Solo 2018. Photo © Merdeka.com.

The host players performed very well in the halfway of the tournament. Chelsie and Citra alongside Janelle co-led the tournament with 4.5 VP. WFM Ummi Fisabilillah was in the next order with 4 VP. It was worth noting that Ummi was unbeatable until this point. The first seed Alina was obviously out of form. She lagged behind with only 50% or 3 VP. The second seed Keti was slightly better with 3.5 VP.

The last 5 rounds took an unexpected turn. Citra and Ummi had to quit from their pursuit of the WGM norm after they lost in the hands of Janelle and Keti respectively in round 9. Chelsie had the same feat. It was a heartbreak failure for her. She scored 6.5 VP only half a point shy from the norm. In the champion race Keti bagged 5 VP from 5 rounds. She took over the lead from Janelle. She became the champion with a full point cushion from the runner-up.

Although Chelsie, Citra, and Ummi failed to register a WGM norm, they displayed the admirable guts and attempts. Unfortunately the other host players, WIM Shanti Nur Abidah Santoso, WFM Baiq Vina Lestari, and WFM Retno Wijayanti, were clearly outclassed. They ended in the bottom of the standing table.

Selected Games (viewer © ChessTempo)

Photo of Anda ŠafranskaWhite
Anda Šafranska
1160020
Flag of France wg 2200
Photo of Alina l'AmiBlack
Alina l'Ami
1210246
Flag of Romania m 2316

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