Posts Tagged ‘Jakarta’

23rd Indonesia National Championship, Mataram/Jakarta 1986

FM Salor Sitanggang took the title in the expense of much higher rated players such as IM Ardiansyah, IM Edhi Handoko, and IM Ronny Gunawan. The way Sitanggang handled the end games reminds us of a 2600+ rated player. The Elo favorites, Edhi Handoko and Ronny Gunawan, were surprisingly out of sorts, only placed in 4th and 9th.

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14th World Microcomputer Championship, Jakarta 1996

World Microcomputer Chess Championship (WMCC) was an annual event organized by the ICGA. In this 14th WMCC in Jakarta, Stefan Meyer-Kahlen’s Shredder from Germany became the champion. Israel’s Junior had been denied entry to Indonesia and as a result a number of programs pulled out in protest.

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Gunadarma Invitational World Cities, Jakarta 1997

The pre-tournament favorites, teams from ex Soviet Union countries, were unstoppable to win the event. Donetsk became the winner, followed by Moscow and Tashkent. Those three teams, especially Donetsk and Moscow, fielded world class players who were capable to race for glory in any team championship anywhere in the world.

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1st Jakarta Shahcom Invitational, Jakarta 2000

This is a rather unique event with two engines among 16 participants, Fritz 6 by the duo programmer Frans Mörsch and Mathias Feist, and Rebel by Ed Schröder. IM Nathanael Situru won the event. Situru started with a loss to Fritz 6 but he recovered immediately winning all the rest of the games.

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Indochess Men vs Machines, Jakarta 2005

Computers are becoming too strong, and too cruel, for their human counterpart. Even a player with GM Utut Adianto caliber couldn’t manage to register a point. The best Indonesian player was Taufik Halay with 1.0. GM Susanto Megaranto followed with half a point. The computers whitewashed Tirta Chandra and Utut.

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DKI Jakarta Provincial Championship, Jakarta 1980

Twenty one years old Denny Juswanto became the champion of DKI Jakarta for the second time. The first was in 1973 when he was only 14 years of age. The win was decided in the ultimate round when he beat Fabian Lumentut. The future Indonesian ace Utut Adianto had no better than 13th place.

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1st Asian Masters Circuit 3rd Leg, Jakarta 1981

Indian Raja Ravi Sekhar won the event. The best Indonesian players, Edhi Handoko, IM Ardiansyah, and Benny Kileng, could only grab runner up positions. For the host players Syarif Mahmud and Achmad Fauzi, the tournament was their first international appearance. Both players had respectable places on the table.

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