Sunday, June 19, 2016

Eurasian Blitz Chess 2016 Kazakhstan - Susanto Megaranto no.8 Top Ten

A very strong blitz chess happening in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The players included are Ian Nepomniachtchi (Blitz rating 2846!), Le Quang Liem, Sergey Karjakin, Boris Gelfand, all the way to Hou Yifan, Peter Svidler, Stefanova, Valentina Gunina, and so on. Our Indonesian best grandmaster Susanto Megaranto also included and roosted at #43 seed. The tournament done in 22 rounds, but played only 11 players, each player face two rounds. Tournament held from 17,18 and 19 June 2016, officially titled as Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup of the President of Kazakhstan



the official promo :
Best GMs of the continent to contend for the Cup of Eurasia this June 17-20
The tournament, that will take place in Almaty, will be one of the most important events on the sports arena of Kazakhstan this year. More than 150 athletes from Eurasia — the best chess players and grand masters of the continent – will participate in the event. The Kazakhstan Chess Federation aims to support and contribute to the development of chess movement in Kazakhstan by organizing the tournament. The Federation’s President Mr. Galimzhan Yessenov tells us about the driver of the idea of holding the Cup: “Our continent is living through some very challenging political days. Many things are disuniting people. We hope and believe that the tournament will connect people, the chess players from the countries of Eurasia, and help focus on what brings individuals and nations together, rather than any differences. We hope that upon returning home, the athletes will have left not only with their prizes and good impressions, but also with this simple and kind thought at heart. The Cup of the President of Kazakhstan, hopefully, will not be just a sports event, but an important one in the life of the continent.” Official website.

At the end, GM Farrukh Amonatov from Tajikistan won the event with 16 points, he shared the points with Ian Nepomniachtchi.  GM Susanto Megaranto earn respectable result at #8 , defeating Dmitry Andreikin, Hou Yifan on his way.

Top 20 Final Standings Eurasian Blitz 2016 :

Position
Title
Name
Fed
Points
1
GM
TJK
16,0
2
GM
RUS
16,0
3
GM
GEO
15,5
4
GM
RUS
15,5
5
GM
RUS
15,0
6
GM
RUS
15,0
7
GM
UKR
15,0
8
GM
INA
14,0
9
GM
LAT
14,0
10
GM
UKR
14,0
11
GM
RUS
14,0
12
GM
UZB
14,0
13
GM
UKR
14,0
14
GM
ISR
14,0
15
GM
AZE
13,5
16
GM
AZE
13,5
17
GM
KAZ
13,5
18
GM
GEO
13,0
19
GM
CHN
13,0
20
GM
RUS
13,0
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Grandmaster Indonesia, Susanto Megaranto, turun bertarung di kejuaraan catur blitz yang berlangsung di kota Almaty negara Kazakhstan. Pelaksanaan turnamen Eurasian Blitz ini dari tanggal 17 hingga 19 Juni 2016. Turnamen ini sangat seru karena dihadiri banyak kali pecatur-pecatur top, yang mayoritas spesialis di catur kilat / blitz. Urutan seed teratas adalah GM Ian Nepomniachtchi dari Rusia, yang kerap kali dianggap jagoan di bidang catur kilat. Lalu ada pula Le Quang Liem, yang juga pernah menjadi jawara di catur kilat. Selain itu ada bejibun pecatur-pecatur kuat mulai dari Peter Svidler, Sergey Karjakin, Boris Gelfand, Alexander Grichuk, hingga pecatur bandel seperti Jobava Baadur dari Georgia, mantan juara FIDE Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Wang Hao. Pecatur puteri adalah juara dunia Hou Yifan, Stefanova, Valentina Gunina dan masih bertumpuk pecatur dengan gelar grandmaster lainnya sebanyak lebih dari enam puluhan GM. Turnamen Eurasian Blitz ini dilangsungkan 22 round, di mana setiap pecatur bertemu dua kali, artinya hanya ada 11 pecatur yang dipertemukan dalam 22 round tsb, tata cara blitz yang cukup unik.

Tentu ini moment dan lautan poin yang potensial untuk GM Susanto Megaranto. Alkisah, memang demikian lah yang terjadi. Melalui pertarungan lomba cepat pijit jam catur sebanyak 22 rounds, Susanto berhasil mengumpulkan 14 point, jumlah yang cukup banyak untuk Susanto dalam turnamen ini sehingga mengantarkannya menduduki peringkat 8. Walaupun ada juga banyak pecatur lainnya yang memiliki nilai 14, Susanto didaulat menjadi pecatur dengan urutan teratas karena memiliki tie break yang sangat bagus. Dalam perjalanannya, Susanto mengalahkan pecatur kuat seperti Dmitry Andreikin, Hou Yifan, Gawain Jones dan lain-lain. Berikut daftar lengkap lawan-lawan Susanto Megaranto di Eurasian Blitz 2016.

Round
Gelar
Nama
Rating
Federasi
Hasil
1
2070
KAZ
Win
2
2070
KAZ
Win
3
GM
2706
RUS
lost
4
GM
2706
RUS
win
5
GM
2685
KAZ
win
6
GM
2685
KAZ
Win
7
GM
2734
UKR
Win
8
GM
2734
UKR
draw
9
GM
2695
UKR
lost
10
GM
2695
UKR
draw
11
GM
2792
ISR
lost
12
GM
2792
ISR
lost
13
GM
2759
RUS
win
14
GM
2759
RUS
win
15
GM
2734
ENG
lost
16
GM
2734
ENG
win
17
GM
2704
CHN
win
18
GM
2704
CHN
win
19
GM
2679
TJK
lost
20
GM
2679
TJK
lost
21
FM
2533
RUS
win
22
FM
2533
RUS
win

Susanto pun menyabet hadiah USD 2000 dalam journeynya ke Kazakhstan, perjalanannya disponsori oleh SCUA.

Di hampir semua partainya, Susanto menggunakan serangan favoritnya Bg5, kombinasi antara serangan Trompowski dan Torre Attack. Variasi ini terbukti ampuh melawan grandmaster dunia. Beberapa partai membanggakan dari Susanto Megaranto

Partai Catur Susanto Megaranto vs Dmitry Andreikin 1-0, Round 14, Almaty Blitz 2016

Partai Catur Susanto Megaranto vs Gawain Jones 1-0, Round 16, Almaty Blitz 2016

Partai Catur Susanto Megaranto vs Hou Yifan 1-0, Round 18, Almaty Blitz 2016

Partai Catur Hou Yifan vs Susanto Megaranto 0-1, Round 19, Almaty Blitz 2016

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