16th Indonesia National Championship, Medan 1975

June 23, 2014
16th  Indonesia National Championship, Medan 1975

The Indonesian-first-GM-to-be Herman Suradiradja won the 1975 National Chess Championship and deservedly so. He left a big chasing group one full VP behind. The pre-tournament favorite and defending champion IM Ardiansyah, Arovah Bachtiar, and seven other players belonged to that group.

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Gunadarma IMs Circuit 1st Leg, Depok 1994

June 16, 2014
Gunadarma IMs Circuit 1st Leg, Depok 1994

The 1993 Chinese National Chess Champion FM Tóng Yuānmíng showed a class of his own. He won the tournament in convincing fashion. He grabbed his last needed IM norm in the process. Indonesia also did well. The host registered IM norms for three players: FM Salor Sitanggang, Nathanael Situru, and Gunadarma player Dede Lioe.

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National Selection for 41st Olympiad, Bekasi 2014

June 9, 2014
National Selection for 41st Olympiad, Bekasi 2014

The National Chess Selection, held at SCUA (Utut Adianto Chess School) Bekasi, was to choose two man and one woman players to complete Indonesian team for the upcoming Chess Olympiad at Tromsø, Norway, on August 1-15, 2014. Only two men and one woman would be chosen. Three men and four women have already been in the team.

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Medina Aulia-Tícia Gara Match, Jakarta 2014

June 2, 2014
Medina Aulia-Tícia Gara Match, Jakarta 2014

A twice Hungarian Women National Chess Champion WGM Tícia Gara played an up-and-coming 16-year-old Indonesian WGM Medina Warda Aulia. From the rating side the match-up was pretty even. Gara’s Elo of 2340 was not much different from Aulia’s 2332. The final scoreline confirmed the equilibrium. The match ended in a tie 3-3.

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15th Indonesia National Championship, Malang 1974

May 26, 2014
15th Indonesia National Championship, Malang 1974

Malang, a city with nice weather in the eastern hemisphere of Java, had an honor to hold Indonesia National Chess Championship for the second time. The first in 1958 has gone down into the Indonesian chess history as the most chaotic National Championship ever. The 1974 Natonal Championship marked the return of IM Ardiansyah to the throne.

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1st Japfa GMs, Jakarta 2014

May 19, 2014
1st Japfa GMs, Jakarta 2014

The eventual winner GM Sergei Tiviakov Of Netherlands made amends to his slow start. He scored a quadruple in the last four rounds. The chess tournament ended with no Indonesian players good enough to grab a GM norm. A guest player Vietnamese IM Nguyễn Huỳnh Minh Huy was the only one who succeeded to do so.

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Yuri Averbakh 8-Match, Jakarta 1956

May 12, 2014
Yuri Averbakh 8-Match, Jakarta 1956

The chess event was held to honor GM Yuri Averbakh during his visit to Indonesia. Not all of the best Indonesian players participated, most notably Baris Hutagalung and Ang Tjing Sing. Baris won the last National Championship held at Jakarta, 1955. He was arranged to play Averbakh in a separate one-on-one match.

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