Posts Tagged ‘Jakarta’

11th Indonesia National Championship, Jakarta 1970

The question on everybody lips ahead of the National Chess Championship began was, could Ardiansyah defend the title? At the time the reigning champion Ardiansyah was still a teenager, 18 years old. He entered the event as one of the three only Indonesian International Masters following his success in the FIDE Zonal 10 Tournament 1969.

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2nd Indonesia Open, Jakarta 2012

Chinese are coming. Led by their first string players, GM Yú Yāngyī and GM Lǐ Chāo, China conquered the second edition of Indonesia Open Chess Championship. Yú and Lǐ, the last year winner, shared the top honour with 7.5 VP each. The third place belonged to 7 players with 6.5 VP including the top seed GM Ivan Sokolov of the Netherlands.

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Susanto Megaranto-Wesley So Match, Jakarta 2008

The world’s youngest GM, 14-year-old Wesley Barbasa So of Philippines, continued his amazing streak. A few days after winning 10th Dubai Open, he dominated GM Susanto Megaranto in a one-on-one chess match at Pyramid Building, Senayan, Jakarta, in April 2008. The final score was 4-2 for the Pinoy player.

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FIDE Women Interzonal, Jakarta 1993

The event was part of the Women World Chess Championship 1993-6 cycle. Seven seats were available towards Candidate Matches. The top seeds, GM Pia Cramling and GM Maia Chiburdanidze with their towering ratings, destined to have owned the two seats. The rest of players were going to battle for the left spots.

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1st Indonesia Open, Jakarta 2011

Chinese GM with a baby face, Lǐ Chāo won the tournament on a better Solkoff to Anand’s second in the last World Chess Championship, Indian GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly. On the last day of the tournament, round 9, Lǐ beat GM Sandro Mareco while Ganguli couldn’t capitalize anything rather than draw againts the top seed of this event, GM Wáng Yuè.

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Gunadarma Rating, Jakarta 2002

The chess event was designed thoughtfully to pave away unrated players to get ratings. The list of participants showed a good balance between the number of rated players and the non rated ones. The number of rounds was unusual long 11 for a Swiss System tournament with only 50 players participated.

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1st Asian GMs Circuit 3rd Leg, Jakarta 1978

At first the chess event was in danger of being downgraded to an IM level tournament. A few days before it started, none of the invited GMs had ensured their participation. GM Balinas couldn’t make to Jakarta. Neither could Belgian GM O’Kelly. GM Torre still enjoyed his honeymoon. GM Quinteros had to be back immediately to his country.

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