Posts Tagged ‘2011’

26th SEA Games, Palembang 2011

Vietnam is developing to be the next chess powerhouse alongside China and India. Their undeniable domination in the 26th SEA Games 2011 at Palembang, Indonesia, is just another proof. Vietnam seized 6 gold medals of possible 9. The rest of golds was shared equally by Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

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6th Japfa Festival Women International, Jakarta 2011

Georgian WGM, Sopiko Guramishivili, claimed the championship trophy of the 6th Japfa Festival Women International on October 28th 2011 after collecting 6.5 VP in ten rounds. Sopiko edged out the other five players. The chess event was contested in double tound robin since October 23rd at Kartika Chandra Hotel, Jakarta.

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1st Indonesia Open, Jakarta 2011

Chinese GM with a baby face, Lǐ Chāo won the tournament on a better Solkoff to Anand’s second in the last World Chess Championship, Indian GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly. On the last day of the tournament, round 9, Lǐ beat GM Sandro Mareco while Ganguli couldn’t capitalize anything rather than draw againts the top seed of this event, GM Wáng Yuè.

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17th Asian Cities Team Championship, Jakarta 2011

Twenty four cities from seventeen countries participated in this event. Total players was 116 with 18 GMs, 2 WGMs, 11 IMs, and 1 WIM. GM Wesley Barbasa So (2667), GM Yú Yāngyī (2652), GM Lǐ Chāo (2646), GM Murtas Kazhgaleyev (2618), and GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (2606) were the top rated players.

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National Selection for 26th SEA Games, Bogor 2011

The event witnessed the birth of a new era when young generation was finally able to catch up the older one. A new generation, led by 13-year-old Medina Aulia, had taken over the mantle completely from WIM Upi Darmayana Tamin & co in the women section. Meanwhile, less than half of qualifying players had the age of 40+ in the men section.

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Telin International, Jakarta 2011

The last round’s top five boards featured GM Torre-GM Đào, GM Barus-IM Sadikin, IM Purnama-GM Gagunashvili, GM Barua-IM Lioe, and GM Megaranto-Andika. Barus, Gagunashvili, Lioe, and Megaranto trounced their opponents while Torre made peace with Đào. The results handed the cup to GM Cerdas Barus from Indonesia.

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