Posts Tagged ‘Tournament’

3rd Indonesia Open, Jakarta 2013

There was something unusual in the playing hall of the 3rd Indonesia Open Championship. No Chinese players! The chess public of Jakarta have been accustomed to see Chinese players dominate international events held in the city, not only in the prize winners wise but also in the number of players.

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12th Indonesia National Championship, Padang 1971

The old guard was back. It was too early to write off a veteran Arovah Bachtiar although he had been humbled in the last two National Chess Championships by his younger counterpart, IM Ardiansyah. Arovah won the National Championship crown for the fourth time. His first was almost two decades ago in 1953.

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6th Japfa Festival Women International, Jakarta 2011

Georgian WGM, Sopiko Guramishivili, claimed the championship trophy of the 6th Japfa Festival Women International on October 28th 2011 after collecting 6.5 VP in ten rounds. Sopiko edged out the other five players. The chess event was contested in double tound robin since October 23rd at Kartika Chandra Hotel, Jakarta.

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DKI Jakarta Provincial Championship, Jakarta 1995

The event was almost a mirror of the National Championship with the exception of the absences of GM Utut Adianto and FM Ruben Gunawan. It also served as a preliminary selection of that year National Championship Qualification. Thirty players would go to a further selection to represent the province.

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Jakarta GMs, Jakarta 1986

The event is the most successful chess tournament held in Indonesia to date in term of producing GM norms. Three players who had the honour were IM Ardiansyah, IM Utut Adianto, and IM Ronny Gunawan. Ardiansyah nailed his second and last GM norm. He also shared the first place with Yugoslav GM, Petar Popović.

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Wahono Cup, Jakarta 1982

The famous Tanah Karo chess player, Monang Sinulingga, quite predictably won the tournament. He played professionally. He didn’t push against the in-form players but was an absolute menace to players in the bottom ten. Monang completed his victory with the Best Game Award for his beautiful win to Fabian Lumentut in round 3.

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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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