Posts Tagged ‘Simultaneous’

Max Euwe Exhibitions, Indonesia 1930

As part of the preparation for the World Championship Match, Dr Machgielis (Max) Euwe visited Indonesia in 1930. Euwe played many games, literally hundreds of them, at the cities of Sumatera and Java. Beside playing simultaneous exhibitions, Euwe played matches with the best local players on equal terms.

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Alexander Alekhine Exhibitions, Indonesia 1933

Alexander Alekhine, the World Chess Champion of 1927-35 and 1937-46, visited Indonesia (then Netherlands Indies) for the second time in 1933. The first was in 1930. Alekhine played many simultaneous and blindfold exhibitions at the cities in Java and Sumatera. The record was staggering: 437 wins, 23 draws, and only 9 losses.

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Utut Adianto Blindfold Simultaneous Exhibition, Pekanbaru 2006

GM Utut Adianto won all the games. One of his opponents was Ichsanuddin Lubis, Adianto’s ex rival when he was a junior player at Jakarta. Other participant was Soni Indrayana, a young player from Riau. This was not ‘blind chess’ in real sense since Adianto could still see the notations.

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Borislav Kostić Simultaneous Exhibition, Indonesia 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. Two games from his simultaneous exhibitions are presented here. The first game was between him and A Emens played at Bandung, West Java. The second one was against HCD de Böck. The event was held at Klaten, a city in Central Java.

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Narsar Karokaro Exhibitions, Java 1913-4

NISB (Nederlands Indische Schaakbond) invited the Tanah Karo champion, Narsar Karo-Karo (aka Si Narsar) to visit Java for the first time in 1913. In the cities of Java Narsar played many chess exhibitions both simultaneous and matches. A game from the exhibitions appeared on page 189 of British Chess Magazine May 1914 edition.

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