14th World Microcomputer Championship, Jakarta 1996

November 26, 2010
14th World Microcomputer Championship, Jakarta 1996

World Microcomputer Chess Championship (WMCC) was an annual event organized by the ICGA. In this 14th WMCC in Jakarta, Stefan Meyer-Kahlen’s Shredder from Germany became the champion. Israel’s Junior had been denied entry to Indonesia and as a result a number of programs pulled out in protest.

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Edhi Handoko (1960-2009)

November 19, 2010
Edhi Handoko (1960-2009)

Edhi Handoko was dubbed as Indonesian new star after winning national championship in 1978 as a teenager. But as what happened to many Indonesian talents, he somewhat failed to live up the expectation. He finally got his GM title when his age had already caught up. Still he was the most decorated chess player in Indonesia.

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Category: Players

1st ASEAN Masters Circuit 1st Leg WIM, Tarakan 2008

November 12, 2010
1st ASEAN Masters Circuit 1st Leg WIM, Tarakan 2008

Male players in a women chess event? Indeed. IM Irwanto Sadikin and GM Edhi Handoko played ruthlessly and placed themselves on the top two. The tournament winner, Sadikin, let only two draws and trounced the other nine. The best female player was Evi Lindiawati from Indonesia at fourth.

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Utut Adianto Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibition, Pekanbaru 2006

November 5, 2010
Utut Adianto Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibition, Pekanbaru 2006

GM Utut Adianto won all the games. One of his opponents was Ichsanuddin Lubis, Adianto’s ex rival when he was a junior player at Jakarta. Other participant was Soni Indrayana, a young player from Riau. This was not ‘blind chess’ in real sense since Adianto could still see the notations.

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Category: Games, Regional

1st ASEAN Masters Circuit 1st Leg GM-B, Tarakan 2008

October 29, 2010
1st ASEAN Masters Circuit 1st Leg GM-B, Tarakan 2008

The tournament was a fruitful journey for the players of Philippines. Not only the Elo favorite GM Mark Paragua won the event but IM Jayson Gonzalez also secured his much needed final GM norm. Another player who got the GM norm was Armenian Ashot Nadanian. The host had to be satisfied with IM norms for FM Syarif Mahmud and Sugeng Prayitno.

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Enerpac Rating, Bekasi 2002

October 22, 2010
Enerpac Rating, Bekasi 2002

Taufik Halay led until the penultimate round. All he needed was half a point in the last round to conclude the tournament. Unfortunately his opponent, Andrean Susilodinata, had a different idea and beat him. The surprise champion was Tirta Chandra Purnama who entered the tournament as the lowest rated player.

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1st ASEAN Masters Circuit 1st Leg GM-A, Tarakan 2008

October 15, 2010
1st ASEAN Masters Circuit 1st Leg GM-A, Tarakan 2008

Singaporean GM Zhāng Zhōng won the GM-A section without much difficulties. He notched 6 wins without losing any. IM Tirto, who was also unbeatable, came second and scored his first GM norm. Indonesian highest rated player GM Susanto Megaranto lost his hope for first place after losing to his fellow country man FM Tirta Chandra Purnama.

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