Posts Tagged ‘Yogyakarta’

7th Piala Raja FMs, Yogyakarta 2019

Piala Raja held the FMs section for the second time. The current edition had more players than the previous one. It involved 10 players with 5 host players alongside 5 guests. The purpose of the event was to give more playing time and chances to gain more ratings to the host players. The host also pinned their hope to their best player, Muhammad Kahfi Maulana, to race for the championship glory.

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6th Piala Raja FMs, Yogyakarta 2017

The event was only a section of many of the 6th Piala Raja (King’s Cup) chess festival. The others were open FIDE rated, women, and age groups with more than 200 players involved. Six players participated in this inaugural FMs section: GM Cerdas Barus, IM Tirto, IM Dede Lioe, FM Anjas Novita, and 2 non-masters: Joni Jurmansah and the local player Iwan Prihastomo.

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2nd First Lady’s Cup, Jakarta/Yogyakarta/Denpasar 1983

The 2nd First Lady’s Cup Chess Tournament kept the first edition’s trademark intact: a lot of players with a lot of ratings. The number of players was a little less than the first but with a boost in term of ratings. The tournament had a category of XI which was significantly higher than the last year’s IX.

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1st Indonesia National Women Championship, Yogyakarta 1978

Albeit only three provinces participated, the inaugural of National Women Chess Championship didn’t lack of quality players. Hanik Maria and Mun’yati represented Central Java while Nanik Wijaya led the team of DI Yogyakarta. DKI Jakarta sent their best players in the likes of Betty Pontoh, Imasniti, Tati Nurachmanti, and Darmayanti Tamin.

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Gunadarma IMs Circuit 2nd Leg, Yogyakarta 1995

The second leg of the chess circuit was off to start after only a couple days break from the first one. The convincing winner of the first leg Filipino Barlo A Nadera ran out of gas. He played only three decisive games and drew the rest. His overall score was less than 50%. The championship trophy belonged to Vietnamese IM Từ Hoàng Thông.

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Gunadarma IMs Circuit 1st Leg, Yogyakarta 1995

Non-master Barlo Nadera of Philippines won the event but the host didn’t finish empty handed. Indonesian Junior Champion 1993 FM Bobby Kurniawan scored 8.5 VP that was good enough for the IM norm. Worth noting that Bobby had to suffer two losses from his compatriots, GM Ardiansyah and IM Andi Suhendra, en route to his norm.

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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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