Posts Tagged ‘Batam’

24th Indonesia National Age Group Championship, Batam 2006

The event was held at the city of Batam, Kepulauan Riau province. We could call it a festival instead of a championship with total participants close to 600 players. It was strange to find out that U18G and U20G sections lacked of interests. The two had to merge into one with separate calculations for the winners.

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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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38th Indonesia National Championship, Batam 2006

18-year-old Susanto Megaranto took home the cup with 12 VP, one and half a point ahead his seniors IM Nasib Ginting and FM Awam Wahono. Arif Yanuar of DIY became the winner of the shortest game. His opponent got disqualified before even moved the pieces because his cell phone rang.

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