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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Wotulo Memorial GMs, Jakarta 2001

November 3, 2009
Wotulo Memorial GMs, Jakarta 2001

The not-given-much-chance IM Denny Juswanto delivered a stellar performance by topping the table. He was unbeatable in 13 games and scored his first GM norm. Two other Indonesian players Cecep Kosasih and Yoseph Majella had their shares of success with IM norms. India’s GM Krishnan Sasikiran failed to live up his 2600+ rating.

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Central Java Provincial Team Championship, Rembang 2003

October 31, 2009
Central Java Provincial Team Championship, Rembang 2003

Semarang II team won the event ahead of more favorable Semarang I. The members of the team were Saiful Fajar, Yusuf Hermawan, Sutrisno, Sujatmoko, and Naning. This is an example of “one game only” events on IndonesiaBase. Please help to improve IndonesiaBase by contributing some games.

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FIDE Zonal 10, Jakarta 1963

October 28, 2009
FIDE Zonal 10, Jakarta 1963

Arovah Bachtiar equaled Béla Berger in the play-off rounds but the latter went through to the Interzonal Championship because he had better tie-break in previous qualification rounds. Another Indonesian player, the future successful lawyer Lim Hong Gie (aka Lugito Hayadi), was in the third place. Narrowly missed by half a point.

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