Posts Tagged ‘International’

Antoaneta Stefanova Matches, Bekasi 2013

The Women World Champion 2004-6 GM Antoaneta Stefanova took two Indonesian WGMs, Medina Warda Aulia and Irene Kharisma Sukandar, in a match at SCUA (Utut Adianto Chess School), Bekasi. The match featured 4 rounds blitz and 2 rounds rapid. A newly-launched web based company ChessKu.com was the sponsor. Stefanova was stopping over in Indonesia before she headed to China to take part in the World Mind Games.

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Indonesian Team for Asian Games Tryouts, Jakarta 2006

Chess has been contested in the 15th Asian Games at Doha, Qatar, December 2-14 2006. The tryouts were part of Indonesian team’s preparation for the event. They consisted of three matches involving three members of Indonesian team and three overseas players: Adianto vs Timman, Megaranto vs Torre, and Sukandar vs Krivec.

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7th Japfa Festival Women International, Jakarta 2012

The chess event ended bitter for the first seed WGM Anastasia Gutsko. She placed herself at 5th, only better than the tailender Indonesian Yemi Jelsen. The Ukraine WGM actually started very well. She beat Jelsen and Russian WGM Anna Burtasova in the first two rounds. In round 3 she was hit by a shameful accident. Her cell phone was ringing that caused her got forfeited.

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1st First Lady’s Cup, Solo/Denpasar 1982

The event was a giant tournament in every sense of the words. With 26 players competing, it was the biggest round robin chess tournament after World War II. It also excelled in term of the quality of the participants. Many familiar faces of the world élite were present: Hort, Ribli, Browne, Christiansen, Sosonko, Miles, and Gheorghiu.

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Utut Adianto-Zhū Chén Blindfold Match, Jakarta 2004

GM Utut Adianto was the heavy favorite to win the match. He not only had a rating upper hand but also had been involved in high profile blindfold matches with the likes of Judit Polgár and Anatoly Karpov. However GM Zhū Chén of China wasn’t to be discounted. Nevertheless she was the reigning Women World Chess Champion.

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Susanto Megaranto-Zhāng Zhōng Match, Jakarta 2007

The 2007 Japfa Chess Festival held international matches among two Indonesian young talents and their much experienced Chinese counterparts. WIM Irene Kharisma Sukandar played WGM Lǐ Ruòfán while GM Susanto Megaranto was pitted against GM Zhāng Zhōng. The Indonesian GM proved as a worthy opponent to Zhāng.

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Who Have GM Norms?

FIDE has good news for all norm holders. Now norms have no expiration date. The caveat is that the norms gained before July 1st 2005 must be re-registered before July 1st 2013. Indonesia has 5 norm holders who could take a benefit from the new rule. The country has been starving of a new GM for ten years.

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