Friday, December 12, 2014

Four Players and Megaranto Shared First - Penang Chess Open 2014

Another open chess tournament in Malaysia, this time take place in Penang Heritage City. From 8-12th December 2014, chess players from nearby countries compete in nine swiss rounds. GM Susanto Megaranto and GM Villamayor "Bong" Buenaventura are the top seeded. Both finished top place but shared with five other players. The venue is Red Rock Hotel in Penang, this is the 6th edition of the tournament.

Top Ten Finishers:

1. GM Villamayor Buenaventura PHI 2440 7.0
2. GM Megaranto Susanto INA 2546 7.0
3. IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2461 7.0
4. IM Sean Winshand Cuhendi INA 2416 7.0
5. IM Sharma Dinesh K. IND 2380 7.0
6. IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2373 6.5
7. IM Anurag Mhamal IND 2437 6.5
8. FM Menkinoski Riste MKD 2360 6.5
9. IM Irwanto Sadikin INA 2331 6.0
10. Yeoh Li Tian MAS 2322 6.0
full results

Penang Chess Open 2014 Participants Photos, source: Penang Chess Facebook


Games:
Partai Catur GM Susanto Megaranto vs IM Sean Winshand Cuhendi 1-0
Partai Catur IM Sean Winshand Cuhendi vs IM Irwanto Sadikin 1-0
Penang Chess 2014




Saturday, December 6, 2014

Aulia Medina Wins 2014 World School Chess Championship

Penggemar catur Indonesia sedang berbangga dengan prestasi-prestasi pecatur Indonesia di turnamen World School Chess Championship 2014, yang berlangsung di  Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Berlangsung dari tanggal 26 November 2014 hingga 4 December 2014, turnamen level junior ini diikuti pecatur belia dari berbagai belahan dunia. Indonesia mengirim 12 pecatur muda, semua adalah generasi-generasi paling mutakhir dari tanah air, kecuali WGM Aulia Medina yang ibarat menjadi 'senior', sebagai pemacu semangat. Pecatur Indonesia yang turun main di 2014 World School Chess Championship dan prestasinya:


Seed
Title
Nama
Rating
Ranking
Category
3
Yoseph Theolifus Taher
2260
2
U17_OPEN
1
WGM
Aulia Medina Warda
2391
1
U17_GIRLS
2
Priasmoro Novendra
2283
1
U15_OPEN
29
Habibi Azmi Nur
0
9
U15_OPEN
6
Faruq Afifa Ayyun
1629
1
U15_GIRLS
4
Michael Owen
1995
2
U13_OPEN
75
Suseno Bimo Aji
0
10
U13_OPEN
21
Diantika Metalia Widya
0
3
U13_GIRLS
43
Yuliana Evi
0
2
U13_GIRLS
7
Tarigan Gilbert Elroy
1797
5
U11_OPEN
17
CM
Budiarto Dhatuyo
1579
4
U11_OPEN
44
Walukow Theodora Paulina
0
1
U11_GIRLS


Di saat dunia catur sedang heboh dengan 7-wins-in-a-row alias 7 kali menang berturut-turutnya Fabiano Caruana, lalu enam kali menangnya Anish Giri dan Vladimir Kramnik,  Aulia Medina Warda "biasa saja" meraih juara 1 di kategori Girls U17 dengan nilai sempurna 9/9 dari sembilan babak. Tentu sebagai WGM satu-satunya di lapangan, Aulia mau bermain habis-habisan  karena semua lawan-lawannya yang berating di bawah 1800 akan dengan gembira memetik nilai rating kalau sampai remis sekalipun. Aulia di mewakili sekolah "SHS Bekasi". Sementara itu, peraih juara pertama lainnya adalah Priasmoro Novendra di U15 Open yang bermain di bawah 'bendera' SMP YPIA Pangerangan. Perjalanan pecatur Priasmoro Novendra lebih sedikit berbatu karena musti berhadapan dengan lawan-lawan yang cukup seimbang. Di ronde 7, Priasmoro berhasil mengalahkan pecatur terkuat di kategorinya, Kevin Quispe Cori yang berating cukup tinggi 2412. Kevin Cori sendiri meraih juara ke dua. (lihat partai catur di bawah)

Kemudian ada pula Ayyun Faruq Afifa yang meraih prestasi juara 1 di U15 Girls. Hasil yang memuaskan karena Ayyun (SMP 4 Jakarta) bertanding dengan saingan-saingannya yang setara. Di kategori U11, pecatur cilik Paulina Walukow Theodora tampil sebagai juara pertama juga. Paulina nampak 'menghabisi' saingan-saingan ciliknya dengan point akhir 8/9. Paulina bertanding dengan embel-embel sekolahnya, SD St. Fransiskus 3 Jakarta Timur.

Tiga pecatur lainnya berhasil meraih juara II, Yoseph Theolifus Taher (sekolah Citra Berkat School), Evi Yuliani (SMP 32 Kota Semarang), dan Michael Owen (SMP Indo Tionghoa).

Congratulations to all players!


Aulia Medina clinched 2014 World School Chess Championship with perfect score of 9/9.

Partai Catur: Kevin Quispe Cori vs Priasmoro Novendra, 0-1, 2014 World School Chess Brazil
B36 - Accelerated Dragon Maroczy Bind - Round 7 U15 Open



Final result of 2014 World School Chess Result in Brazil, in the city of Juiz de Fora as follows:

2014 World School Chess Champions U17 Open:
1. IM Joshua D. Ruiz (2377, Colombia)
2. Yoseph Theolifus Taher (2260, Indonesia)
3. IM Cristhian Barros Rivadeneira (2342, Ecuador)

 2014 World School Chess Champions U17 Girls:
1. WGM Aulia Medina Warda (2391, Indonesia)
2. Castro Acuna Joansie (1678, Peru)
3. Schuchman Rebeca Lot (1676, Brazil)

 2014 World School Chess Champions U15 Open:
1. Priasmoro Novendra (2283, Indonesia)
2. Kevin Cori Quispe (2412, Peru)
3. Escalante Ramirez Brian Sebas (1991, Peru)

 2014 World School Chess Champions U15 Girls:
1. Faruq Afifa Ayyun (1629, Indonesia)
2. Caroline Costa Ane (1707, Brazil)
3. Nahomi Blanco (0, Peru)

 2014 World School Chess Champions  U13 Open:
1. George Ileana (2073, Roumania)
2. Michael Owen (1995, Indonesia)
3. FM Quirhuayo Gonzalo (2171, Peru)

 2014 World School Chess Champions U13 Girls:  
1. Hilario Aleyla (1738, Peru)
2. Evi Yuliani (0, Indonesia)
3. Diantika Metalia Widya (0, Indonesia)

 2014 World School Chess Champions  U11 Open:
1. Thilakaranthne G.M.H. (1795, Srilanka)
2. Gabriel Landa Medrano (1740, Peru)
3. Avila Pavas Santiago (1740, Colombia)

  2014 World School Chess Champions U11 Girls:
1. Paulina Walukow Theodora (0, Indonesia)
2. WCM Bommini Mounika Akshaya (1571, India)
3. Prado Matos Briguithe (1470, Peru)

  2014 World School Chess Champions  U9 Open:
1. Sindarov Javokhir (2054, Uzbekistan)
2. CM Isik Can (1819, Turkey)
3. Flores Quillas Diego Saul Rod (1684, Peru)

  2014 World School Chess Champions U9 Girls:
1. Bagul  Ezizova (1443, Turkmistan)
2. Isil Can (1714, Turkey)
3. Kamalidenova Meruert (1405, Kazakhstan)

  2014 World School Chess Champions U7 Open:
1. Dev Shah (1448, India)
2. CM Ochirbat Lkhagvajamts (0, Mongolia)
3. Sindarov Islombek (1471, Uzbekistan)

  2014 World School Chess Champions  U7 Girls:
1. Fiorella Contreras (1249, Peru)
2. WCM Enkhsaran Batsaikhan (0, Mongolia)
3. WCM Pallie Ehsha Mishela (0, Srilanka)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Yu Yangyi Won Qatar Chess Master 2014

Qatar Chess Master 2014 is happening from November 25 to December 4th 2014. Some said this is (one of) the strongest open tournament ever. The players are ranging from ex world champion Vladimir Kramnik, top celebrities Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Mamedyarov, all the way to about 100+ titled players from around the world.  At first, Anish Giri was cheered by fans for his six victories in the row and the cup seemingly very close to his hand. Then Vladimir Kramnik emerged, defeating Giri and take over the spot with also a six wins in a row. Interestingly, Kramnik having a 'tough' start, when in round 1 only draw against GM Stelios Halkias, in Evans Gambit game. Alas, you don't need a six-wins-in-a-row to won this tournament, just a few draws and NO LOSSES will do! It is the young, 20 years old Chinese, GM Yu Yangyi who came out from nowhere and grind down Vladimir Kramnik. More tearfully is because Yu defeat Kramnik on his most trademark Berlin Defence. Thus Yu Yangyi grab the first Qatar Master title with a point of 7.5/9, a sole lead. Kramnik and Giri was second then. Yu Yangyi  余泱漪 last notable achievement is Norway Olympiad where he was member of the Gold medal team and his last notable bad luck was when he blunder a winning position against Ray Robson at Millionaire Chess 2014. He is from Huangshi and already a grandmaster since five years ago. Live rating put him on #24 in the world with 2730 elos.  We also learn that Yu's English is (still) very elementary.

Qatar Master 2014, top finishers:

Rank
Player
Points
Tie Break
1
Yu, Yangyi
7.5
41.5
2
Kramnik, Vladimir
7
40
Giri, Anish
7
38
4
Efimenko, Zahar
6.5
32
Sjugirov, Sanan
6.5
31.75
Durarbayli, Vasif
6.5
30.5
7
Perunovic, Milos
6
33.25
Ivanisevic, Ivan
6
32
Salem, A.R. Saleh
6
31.25
Moiseenko, Alexander
6
30.75
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
6
30.75
Akopian, Vladimir
6
30.5
Eljanov, Pavel
6
30.25
Tomashevsky, Evgeny
6
30.25
Volokitin, Andrei
6
30.25
Shankland, Samuel L
6
29.75
Movsesian, Sergei
6
29
Safarli, Eltaj
6
29
Vovk, Andrey
6
28.5
Ding, Liren
6
27
Bu, Xiangzhi
6
26.75
Jobava, Baadur
6
26.25
Salgado Lopez, Ivan
6
25.75
Adhiban, B.
6
23
chess-results

Best Woman Prize - Bela Khotenashvili (GEO) - 5.5 points

Best Arabic Player - Salem A.R. Saleh (UAE) - 6 points

Turnamen catur terbuka yang diyakini salah satu turnamen terkuat seantero jagad berlangsung di Qatar dari tanggal 25 November hingga 4 Desember 2014. Turnamen ini dihadiri pecatur top dunia, termasuk mantan juara catur Vladimir Kramnik. Seed teratas adalah Anish Giri, Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave dan lain-lain. Awalnya Anish Giri membuat massa penggemar catur heboh dengan enam kemenangan beruntun, tapi di ronde 7 dia K.O. di tangan Vladimir Kramnik. Perhatian dunia pun pindah ke Kramnik yang juga punya enam kemenangan berturut-turut. Di ronde terakhir, ronde 9, Kramnik bertemu pecatur muda China, Yu Yangyi. Bermain di pertahanan Ruy Lopez variasi Berlin andalan Kramnik, ternyata dia ketemu batunya melawan Yu Yangyi. Alhasil justru Yu Yangyi yang kemudian mengalahkan Kramnik dan merebut juara turnamen catur terbuka ini. Yu Yangyi adalah pecatur muda China yang juga anggota tim Olimpiade catur pemenang medali emas di Norwegia tahun ini. Sekarang dia di urutan ke-24 dunia dengan rating 2730.

Sementara itu pecatur wanita Indonesia Irene Kharisma Sukandar yang juga mengadu keberuntungan di Qatar musti memetik pelajaran berharga dengan hanya mengumpulkan tiga angka dari sembilan babak. Irene berhadapan dengan tiga pecatur berating 2600 an dan beberapa WGM. Irene mengalahkan dua pecatur di dua babak terakhir. Turnamen di Qatar ini cukup keras, bahkan tidak ada hari istirahatnya alias bertanding sembilan hari berturut-turut. 


Kramnik's Berlin did not a successful one against Yu Yangyi

Vladimir Akopian lost to Anish Giri , Qatar round 9, Giri sneak to third finisher by this win

Berikut partai catur di Qatar Master 2014.

Yu Yangyi vs Vladimir Kramnik, 1-0 C65  Ruy Lopez Berlin
Julia Kochetkova vs Irene Kharisma Sukandar 0-1, B30 Sicilian Rossolimo