Susanto Megaranto-Mikheil Mchedlishvili Match, Jakarta 2010 
 1   Megaranto, SusantoMegaranto, Susanto
Photo of Susanto MegarantoFIDE ID: 7101384.
POB: Indramayu Flag of Indonesia.
DOB: 1987.10.08.
Peak Elo: 2569 (2007).
 7101384 Flag of Indonesia g 2527  0  ½  ½  1  ½  ½   3.0 
 2   Mchedlishvili, MikheilMchedlishvili, Mikheil
Photo of Mikheil MchedlishviliFIDE ID: 13600966.
DOB: 1979.
 13600966 Flag of Georgia g 2634  1  ½  ½  0  ½  ½   3.0 
 VP: Victory points.

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2010.04.14-19. Match 6 rounds. 2 players. Rating average 2575.

GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili of Georgia had to settle for a stalemate 3-3 in his chess match against Indonesian GM Susanto Megaranto. The match was held at Pyramid Building, Senayan, Jakarta from April 14 to 19, 2010. Mchedlishvili was the overwhelming favorite before the match. He had over 100 points of Elos compared to Megaranto’s.

Mchedlishvili started the match very well. He drove home the first game after an opening error by Megaranto. Megaranto admitted to the journalists, “I went wrong to do b6 in 12th move. The early mistake caused me hard time later on.”

Megaranto again had to endure opening difficulties in round 2. In the Sicilian opening the Georgian GM surprised his younger opponent by a rare 8th move. Soon Mchedlishvili had an upper hand. Unfortunately the time trouble for both players finally got the better of them. The game ended in a draw.

GM Susanto Megaranto vs GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Jakarta 2010. Photo © Tribun News.
GM Susanto Megaranto vs GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Jakarta 2010. Photo © Tribun News.

No one had clear advantages in round 3. After long battle in 4.5 hours both players had to be satisfied with another draw.

Behind the black pieces Megaranto was back to his old pet, the Caro-Kann, in round 4. The choice of the calm and seemingly not dangerous opening proved fruitful for the Indonesian. He forced Mchedlishvili to resign in move 37.

The spectators couldn’t see much actions in the last two rounds. Mchedlishvili opted for safe lanes quite possibly because he got hammered in the previous round. Both games concluded in peace. The last game even finished in 30 minutes only.

The match which was part of the 5th Japfa Chess Festival was unrated for unknown reasons.


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