|National Selection for 26th SEA Games, Bogor 2011|
|National Selection for 26th SEA Games Women, Bogor 2011|
|PGN 2014.06.15. 14 games. Incomplete.|
2011.01.24-29. Swiss 11 rounds.
Men. 33 players.
Women. 27 players.
The event was intended to select Indonesian team’s members for 26th Southeast Asian Games. The multi-games event will be held at Palembang, South Sumatera, at November 11-22 this year. According to GM Utut Adianto, a Percasi (All Indonesia Chess Federation) official, the top eleven of each section, men and women, plus the top seeds, GM Megaranto Susanto and WGM Irene Kharisma Sukandar, would be going to further tests. The final team consists of seven men and seven women.
A galore of draws especially in the last rounds was unavoidable. That might be upsetting the most ardent fans but it is a common practice in a selection where players won’t push anymore when they have reached safe positions.
An unspectacular but steady IM Tirta Chandra Purnama won the men section without losing a single game. He chalked up 4 wins in first 7 rounds and drew the rest. Too many draws? Then look for the King of Draw, FM Kasmiran. He registered no less than eight draws. Long time unseen in international scene IM Ronny Gunawan almost made successful comeback. He was among the leaders after five rounds only had to leave abruptly because of a family reason. The only GM in this event, GM Cerdas Barus, was close to elimination. He edged Masruri Rahman to claim 11th place by a tiny margin of SB (sonneborn berger). Masruri was a 14-year-old junior high school student.
WFM Medina Warda Aulia dominated the women section. She crushed the leader Felica Trenseno in 5th round and never looked back. Indonesian hopeful young talents Gerhana Kartina and Yemi Jelsen, delivered disappointing results. Gerhana, who got her first WIM norm early this year in Hastings England, was only inches away from qualifying. She surprisingly lost to unrated Via Lastiningtyas in 10th round. A win in the last round couldn’t lift her better than 12th place. Yemi didn’t show up for unknown reason. She continued her disappearing act in Telin International two months later.
The event witnessed the birth of a new era when young generation was finally able to catch up the older one. A new generation, led by 13-year-old Medina, had taken over the mantle completely from WIM Upi Darmayana Tamin & co in the women section. Meanwhile, less than half of qualifying players had the age of 40+ in the men section. The others, regulars in the national team, such as IM Irwanto Sadikin, FM Awam Wahono, IM Salor Sitanggang, and IM Ivan Situru had no place in the top eleven.
Although the participants have been chosen according to certain criteria, we couldn’t help but noticed that some top players were sorely missed especially in the men section. The most notable ones were IM Nasib Ginting and FM Andrean Susilodinata. Nasib was the 2009 National Co-Champion. Andrean is probably the most talented player of his generation next to Megaranto. IM Denny Juswanto (rated 2451) was invited but didn’t play.
Selected Games (viewer © ChessTempo)
7100833 f 2269
7100035 m 2420
National Selection for 26th SEA Games
Bogor 2011.01.24 Round 1
0-1 A03 Bird’s Opening: 1…d5
Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia Citra
7101244 wf 1994
National Selection for 26th SEA Games Women
Bogor 2011.01.24 Round 1
1-0 C70 Ruy Lopez: 3…a6 4.Ba4 Norwegian System
- 26th SEA Games, Palembang 2011
- Anniswati Memorial Cup 1st Leg, Jakarta 2002
- Ds FKN Harahap Cup, Jakarta 1985
- 16th Indonesia National Championship, Medan 1975
- 23rd Indonesia National Championship, Mataram/Jakarta 1986
- Telin International, Jakarta 2011
- 24th Indonesia National Age Group Championship, Batam 2006
- 17th Asian Cities Team Championship, Jakarta 2011
- 6th Japfa Festival Women International, Jakarta 2011