Posts Tagged ‘Denpasar’

2nd First Lady’s Cup, Jakarta/Yogyakarta/Denpasar 1983

The 2nd First Lady’s Cup Chess Tournament kept the first edition’s trademark intact: a lot of players with a lot of ratings. The number of players was a little less than the first but with a boost in term of ratings. The tournament had a category of XI which was significantly higher than the last year’s IX.

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14th Indonesia National Championship, Denpasar 1973

The surprise winner of the event was Johny Suwuh of DKI Jakarta. He won ahead of more heralded players IM Ardiansyah, Arovah Bachtiar, and defending champion Jacobus Sampouw. Suwuh was not really a new face in the chess arena. He had been playing since 1960s but had never made a breakthrough until this event.

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Japfa Classic, Denpasar 2000

The newly wed GM Judit Polgár wrapped up the tournament neatly to give herself a memorable present and another pinnacle in her career. The event produced a strange game when GM Ruben Gunawan agreed to draw in much better position against GM Utut Adianto. The Japfa Classic is the highest rated tournament in Indonesia to date.

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Indonesia-ROW Match, Denpasar 1999

GM Utut Adianto tried very hard to prove that he was the best Indonesian player there was. He prevailed. Despite significant rating gaps he led Indonesian team to successfully beat their guests. ROW players, especially GM Erik van den Doel and GM Darryl Johansen, played with vacation mode on.

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Japfa Classic Open, Denpasar 2000

The tournament was the open version of Japfa Classic Chess Tournament which was held several days earlier at the same city. Four overseas players were in pole positions: GM Darmen Sadvakasov, GM Nordmund Miezis, GM Buenaventura Villamayor, and GM Jaan Ehlvest. Kazakhstani Sadvakasov had the best tie-break.

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