Posts Tagged ‘Central Java’

12th NISB Club Championship, Semarang 1927

NISB (Nederlands Indische Schaakbond) had since established a chess championship called Bondswedstrijden (Club Championship). The event had been held regularly from 1916 to 1940 at the big cities of Java. In the 1927 edition at Semarang, the pre-championship favorite Dirk Bleykmans played strongly to win the crown for the 7th time.

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Central Java Provincial Championship, Semarang 1994

Looking to the participant roster, the chess event promised to be exciting. Three veteran NMs, Maslan of Semarang, Salatun (Grobogan), and Masroni HS (Brebes), took part. Central Java’s NMs of the younger generation also plunged into the arena: Abdul Jalil (Semarang), Okky Irawan (Solo), and Achmad Yazid (Pemalang).

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Central Java Provincial Games Preliminary, Purwodadi 2001

National Master Jumadi from Semarang City took the number one spot in convincing style. He scored full 5 VP as in many rounds. The preliminaries of the Provincial Games (Pekan Olahraga Daerah) were organized by each residency (keresidenan) of Central Java province to choose its representatives.

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2nd Indonesia National Championship, Tegal 1954

The championship consisted of two stages. The qualification was played at Tegal, Central Java, in April 1954. The final was held at the same city from June 5th to 10th, 1954. The domination of Jakarta players was unavoidable. The city, spearheaded by the champion Baris M Hutagalung, placed six finalists out of thirteen.

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Central Java Provincial Team Championship, Ungaran 2002

Semarang City team won the event. It was no surprise since the team practically fielded the best players in Central Java: Joko Santoso, Nursiyo, Jumadi, Saiful Fajar, and Marwanto. The event was held in Ungaran, a capital city of Semarang Regency. The city is famous as one of culinary destinations in Central Java.

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Borislav Kostić Simultaneous Exhibition, Klaten 1925

Borislav (Bora) Kostić was a strong chess master from Yugoslavia (now Serbia). During 1923-6, Kostić had been traveling from Siberia to Australia. Indonesia was no exception. A game from one of his simultaneous exhibitions is presented here. The game is between him and HCD de Böck.

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