Utut Adianto-Nigel Short Match, Jakarta 1996

December 15, 2009
Utut Adianto-Nigel Short Match, Jakarta 1996

GM Nigel Short lived up his reputation as an ex World Champion Challenger by beating the host player GM Utut Adianto 4.5-1.5. Adianto defeat was largely attributed to the holes of his repertoire as black player. Adianto had no answer to Advance variation of Caro-Kann defense played by Short.

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Narsar Karokaro Exhibitions, Java 1913-4

December 6, 2009
Narsar Karokaro Exhibitions, Java 1913-4

NISB (Nederlands Indische Schaakbond) invited the Tanah Karo champion, Narsar Karo-Karo (aka Si Narsar) to visit Java for the first time in 1913. In the cities of Java Narsar played many chess exhibitions both simultaneous and matches. A game from the exhibitions appeared on page 189 of British Chess Magazine May 1914 edition.

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Japfa Classic Open, Denpasar 2000

November 30, 2009
Japfa Classic Open, Denpasar 2000

The tournament was the open version of Japfa Classic Chess Tournament which was held several days earlier at the same city. Four overseas players were in pole positions: GM Darmen Sadvakasov, GM Nordmund Miezis, GM Buenaventura Villamayor, and GM Jaan Ehlvest. Kazakhstani Sadvakasov had the best tie-break.

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8th Telkom Open, Bandung 2006

November 25, 2009
8th Telkom Open, Bandung 2006

FM Awam Wahono lost to FM Anjas Novita in the ultimate round. This loss made the two players plus IM Nathanael Situru to have same VP, 8.5. Based on PS Wahono and Situru ranked first and second respectively. To decide the eventual winner Wahono and Situru played a play-off of two 5-minute blitz games which was won by Wahono.

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Andrean Susilodinata-Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn Match, Jakarta 2001

November 19, 2009
Andrean Susilodinata-Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn Match, Jakarta 2001

This was the first international match between junior players held in Indonesia. The two players had the same age, 11-year old. Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn became the champion in Junior Word Championship U10 2000. Andrean Susilodinata was at 7th place in that event. Nguyễn defeated Andrean 4.5-1.5.

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2nd Asian GMs Circuit 1st Leg, Jakarta 1979

November 16, 2009
2nd Asian GMs Circuit 1st Leg, Jakarta 1979

Three GMs with the highest ratings Dorfman, Torre, and Averbakh shared first place. Handoko won 4 games, 3 of them against his compatriots. Sounds familiar? Indonesian players were not the only ones who had trouble grasping the idea of fair play. Take a close look at Torre’s games against his country fellas and be judge for yourself.

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21st Indonesia National Women Championship, Batam 2006

November 7, 2009
21st Indonesia National Women Championship, Batam 2006

WFM Irene Kharisma Sukandar marked her era in Indonesian women chess by winning the event in convincing fashion. This was her first national champion title. Many pundits predicted that her reign as Indonesian Chess Queen would be untouchable for many years to come since she was only fourteen years old at that time.

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