Monday, October 13, 2014

Wesley So Wins Millionaire Chess 2014

I always keen to see some alternative chess tournament outside the 'conservative' style, as in FIDE Grand Prix Baku right now. The tournament I refereed to is Millionaire Chess 2014.  It's happening in Las Vegas 9-13 October 2014, organized by chess entrepreneurs Maurice Ashley and Amy Lee. The big news is the $100,000 first prize fund, and also the $1000 entry fee. In return, players will be spoiled with world class playing condition and chess fans enjoy properly done chess live coverage.

The main story that just concluded minutes ago is GM Wesley So wins this. He already granted as top seed from the start. Along Wesley were many top GMs, GM Le Quang Liem, Yu Yangyi, Bu Xiangzhi, Alexey Dreev, Varuzhan Akobian and Ray Robson and so on. Ray Robson himself earn much respect for his performance overall, ending up as 2nd place in the tournament.

The tournament is an open Swiss, but after the 'first phase' elimination, four players invited for Final Four, American knock out style format. Wesley So defeated Yu Yangyi, and Ray Robson knock off Zhao Jianchao. This result leads to 'friendly' match between ex-roomates Wesley So vs Ray Robson. Both attended Webster University and very close to each other. Zhao Jianchao vs Yu Yangyi is the same case, highly probably so.

In the first game, in rapid 25 minutes time, Ray pushed hard to Wesley, but the later manage to draw. The second game was probably the anti climax. Ray Robson playing black chosen the Gruenfeld Defense, but quickly 'surprised' by Wesley So's Qa4+, which the line Wesley So 'did not tell Ray about it'. In the nervous situation, Ray simply blundered a pawn in move 12. Wesley So push the game without much fight and received a resign handshake pretty quickly. Wesley So already knocking to live rating as #10th player. He is one place behind American number one  GM Hikaru Nakamura , at 4.5 points gap only. In the interview, Wesley So provoked by Arianne Caoli, which is Manila-born WFM, about his view to Hikaru, but Wesley remained low profile and said the distance between them still large.

Millionair chess final four diagram

In the U-2500 section, it is IM Ronald Burnett and FM Kazim Gulamali that fighting for the first prize of $40,000.   Outcome still unclear at the time of writting.

Big prizes in Millionair Chess 2014

Lucky Ray Robson, 2nd Place with $50,000 pay

Happy Filipino on his 21st birthday gift

Ray Robson vs Wesley So , 1st game, Millionaire Chess final

2014 Millionaire chess coverage screenshot
commentary by WFM Arianne Caoli and GM Robert Hess

winner GM Wesley So ,
notice the typo on screen!

Millionaire chess, albeit being positive and bombastic nevertheless raise heated discussion among pro, GMs and elite GMs. In Chessbase , Alejandro Ramirez put in writing about his experiences. At first we learn more details about 'minor' complains but then he payback with other positive side of the tournament. GM Emil Sutovsky also open an openly thread in his Facebook account, which Maurice Ashley himself participating. As for online viewer and follower, we feel Millionaire Chess is truly revolutionized and expect very much it would happen again next year.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Malaysia Chess Open 2014 - Zhang Zhong First Place

The region of South Eastern Asia, eco-politically grouped as ASEAN, continues to grow in organizing chess events. We have seen Jakarta Open, KL Open, Bangkok Open, HDBank Ho Chi Minh Open, and numerous in Phillipines, as evidences. This week a mid-strong tournament happened in Kuala Lumpur, officially called 11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2014.

This event dominated by neighboring chess players , with GM Zhang Zhong seeded as #1. Surprisingly, the ex-China still hold 2608 elo rating, traces of his greatness almost decades ago. A Singaporean by now, Zhang Zhong finished the event as sole leader. He clinched the highest place after winning the pen-ultimate round 9 to his ex-countries best player in the field, GM Zhou Jianchao, who seeded as #2. The 2nd place goes to  FM Le Tuan Minh, as the name suggested, from Vietnam. On the third highest points takers, it's looks like five players going to share the position.

On Indonesian account, it seems we sent as many as possible chess players to Malaysia Open 2014. GM Susanto Megaranto leading his colleagues alikes of IM Tirta Purnama Chandra, IM Farid Firman Syah, FM Muh. Luthfi Ali, Medina Aulia and others. Included as well is Indonesian best kept secret, FM Sean Winshand Cuhendi. Sean has his own story. He was more a "non-mainstream" player, acting mostly independent, not much involved in the "official Indonesian squad". What we learn is, he just trained and practiced in Eastern Europe recently. In this tournament, Sean grab the highest place among Indonesian players. His "victims" included two friendly opponents (CM Jodi Setyaki Azarya and FM Mahmud Syarif). One GM (Laxman R.R.), and draws to another two GMs. His performances rating is 2508 and according to chess-results he is going to get about 32.8 FIDE rating. It's about time to learn more about Sean, and giving him the attention he deserved. GM Susanto Megaranto is the 2nd highest on Indonesian account, he is as usual, ultra solid without losses. He has done this many times by now, for not experiencing losses in the whole tournament. WGM Medina Aulia leads the Indonesian girls  but losses to WIM Gong Xiayun (Singapore) as overall highest female contestants. Medina also come out the field without losses and grab 7 additional FIDE points to her ever increasing rating.

Malaysia Open 2014 happening from September 15th to 21st 2014. It is part of so called Malaysia Chess Festival 2014. They included a massive side events such as team tournament and age groups (U-16 to U-8) tournaments. They played in the ballroom hall of Cititel Mid Valley. Chessbase has a comprehensive report HERE. The complete Chess-results is HERE. At the moment, no games can be found, yet! Official website, perhaps, is THIS ONE.

11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open 2014 - Top 10 Final Positions:

1. GM Zhang Zhong 2608 .................. 7.5
2. FM Le Tuan Minh 2347.................. 7
3. GM Shyam Sundar M. 2468........... 6.5
4. IM Nguyen Van Huy 2433.............. 6.5
5. GM Darwin Laylo 2495.................. 6.5
6. FM Sean Winshand Cuhendi 2382.. 6.5
7. IM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2414. 6.5
8. GM Zhou Jianchao 2583.................. 6.0
9. GM Kunte Abhijit 2483................... 6.0
10.GM Megaranto Susanto 2527......... 6.0

Luxury hotel of Cititel Mid Valley, KL - played his parts as chess-tourism continues to grow in South East Asia

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sinquefield Cup 2014 was Fabiano Caruan-ied

Just like last year (Sinquefield Cup 2013 was Magnus Carlsen-ed) , the Sinquefield 2014 was sensational. Highest rating tournament of modern chess history (well, nobody knows about Middle Earth chess right?), joined by six hyper high rating players. Apart from these excellent mutants brains player, the tournament is "disastrous" for all of them, except Fabiano Caruana. The other five men just couldn't do any better in saving the prestige of the tournament by letting Caruana threatening this event just like giving a simuls. All seven first round was a clean score, 7/7 is Caruana new nickname. Nevertheless to say, the tournament champion already decided as soon as perhaps before half of the needed duration.  Wonderful tournament again thanks to excellent live commentary of GM Yasser, Jennifer and Maurice.

Sinquefield Cup 2014 Final Standing:

1. Fabiano Caruana 8.5/10
2. Magnus Carlsen 5.5/10
3. Veselin Topalov 5.0/10
4. Levon Aronian 4.0/10
5. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 4.0/10
6. Hikaru Nakamura 3.0/10

Chess meme edition for now....

1st, Fabiano Caruana

2nd, Magnus Carlsen

3rd, Veselin Topalov

Levon Aronian

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 

GM Hikaru Nakamura

All photos from official website 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chess Olympiads 2014 - China and Russia Victory

For the first time in chess history, China team won the chess Olympiad gold medal. China is (something like) the 10th nations to ever won gold medals and surely the first Asian nation. To added on the celebration, India out of nowhere jump into the third place for Bronze. The silver gone to Hungary, who with Judit Polgar on board, received their first medal since 2002. In the final round (11), China won against Poland by a win of young Yu Yangyi against Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Yu Yangyi playing the black side of B29 Sicilian  Nimzovich-Rubinstein variation. Yu Yangyi is having his peak performance, recorded the highest performance rating for overall the event.

Russian women team clinched the gold medal. Alexandra Kosteniuk and friends were in their top form throughout the tournament. China with Hou Yifan bring along silver to match the oriental party for this year. While Ukraine got the bronze medal in this 2014 Chess Olympiad.

2014 Chess Olympiad being held since August 1st till today in Tromso, resort city in Norway. On the rise of many Asian nations, Indonesian team did not really enjoy much improvement in term of final standing position. The men team finish on rank #43 despite being seeded only at #72. Won 6 match, loses 4 and drew 1. First board Susanto Megaranto is the only one consistent with only one loses, his rating performances is 2730. His victories included GM Sergey Zhigalko, Leitao and Carlos Gonzales. With a draw against Gelfand and Zhang Zhong. All of Indonesian team granted with more FIDE rating points after the Olympiads.

The Women team, despite a good start, was not able to keep up the patch. Their final standing is at #61, low against their seeded at #23. This result is low against Indonesian women achievement in 2010 and 2012 Olympiads. While other Asian team was actually catching up in the final standing. 

Irene Kharisma Sukandar, being modest upon their journey in the 2014 chess olympiads

Наша золотая сборная-2014! Мы лучшие!!!:)))
Our team gold in 2014! We are the best !!! :))), @chessqueen from Instagram

 Sejarah baru tercatat di Olimpiade Catur 2014. Tim China berhasil meraih medali emas. China merupakan negara pertama Asia yang berhasil meraih medali emas di Olimpiade Catur, dan merupakan negara kira-kira ke-10 yang berhasil meraih medali emas di ajang bergengsi ini. Kebangkitan negara Asia lainnya adalah tim India yang meruduk ke atas dan menculik medali perunggu dari peserta-peserta lainnya. Tim Hungary meraih medali perak. Tim Hungary ini diperkuat pecatur wanita terkuat sepanjang sejarah, GM Judit Polgar. Judit menyatakan diri mundur dari belantika percaturan dunia setelah Olimpiade ini. Judit adalah pemain yang sangat agresif di jaman nya, beberapa komentar pecatur dunia mengatakan bahwa kenyataan banyak pecatur-pecatur wanita cenderung tampil lebih agresif adalah karena dipengaruhi gaya permainan Judit. Selamat pensiun Judit!

Di tim Indonesia, harus berpuas dengan hasil akhir yang kurang lebih sama dengan pencapaian tahun-tahun sebelumnya. Terutama untuk tim putera Indonesia yang duduk di peringkat 43. Hasil yang positif mengingat tim Susanto Megaranto cs berhasil menang 6x, kalah 4 dan seri 1. Susanto Megaranto masih merupakan pecatur yang konsisten, dari sepuluh partai hanya kalah 1 kali. Susanto menghadapi banyak lawan-lawan berat termasuk Boris Gelfand dan lain-lain.

Di tim puteri, walaupun tampil penuh semangat di ronde-ronde awal, tim Irene cs musti puas dengan hasil papan tengah. Walaupun diunggulkan hingga seeded 23, tim puteri duduk di peringkat 61. Hasil ini cukup agak rendah dibanding keikutsertaan tim puteri Indonesia di Olimpiade Catur 2010 dan 2012. Membawa tim yang sama dan sekarang dengan bekal pengalaman dan gelar yang lebih tinggi, tim Irene, Medina, Chelsie, Citra dan Ummi musti dikejutkan lawan-lawannya yang juga semakin berkembang. Hasil terbaik mengalahkan tim Armenia dilanjutkan dengan perjuangan keras di mana tim Indonesia berturut-turut bertemu tim China, India, Iran, Georgia, Belarus dan lain-lain. Ketidak beruntungan di pairing ini mungkin menjadi alasan.

Ajang Olimpiade Catur 2014 juga berakhir dengan kejadian sedih, dua pecatur meninggal dunia di hari terakhir Olimpiade di Tromso ini. Pecatur dari Seychelles Kurt Meier mengalami serangan jantung dan meninggal di lokasi pertandingan. Sementara pecatur dari Uzbekistan Alisher Anarkulov meninggal di kamar hotel, tidak terlalu jelas penyebab kematian. Kurt Meier berusia 67 tahun sedangkan Alisher meninggal di usia 46 tahun.

Berikut hasil tanding tim catur Indonesia di ronde 11, Olimpiade Catur Tromso 2014.

Indonesia 3-1 Faroe Islands
GM Megaranto, Susanto 2527 1-0 IM Ziska, H. D. 2507
IM Farid, Firmansyah 2400 1-0 IM Rodgaard, J. 2361
Ali, M. Luthfi 1-0 FM Berg, Olaf 2320
Priasmoro, Novendra 2250 0-1 Nielsen, H. 2256

Indonesia ½ - 3½ Austria
WGM Sukandar, I. 2396 0-1 IM Moser, Eva 2456
WGM Aulia, M. W. 2397 ½-½ WFM Exler, V. 2189
WIM Sihite, C. M 2206 0-1 WFM Newrkla, K. 2135
WFM Citra, D. A. 2128 0-1 Hapala, E. 2083

Ranking Akhir Olimpiade Catur 2014:

1. China 19
2. Hungary 17
3. India 17

27. Vietnam 14
43. Indonesia 13
46. Philippines 13
48. Iran 13

1. Russia 20
2. China 18
3. Ukraine 18

6. Kazakhstan 16
10. India 15
19. Vietnam 14
20. Iran 14
35. Uzbekistan 13
50. Tajikistan 12
54. Malaysia 12
61. Indonesia 11
64. Philippines 11

In history, China is now the strongest chess federation on the planet

lihat ulasan round 9-10
lihat ulasan round 7-8
lihat ulasan round 5-6
lihat ulasan round 3-4
lihat ulasan round 1-2

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chess Olympiad 2014 Tromso - Kasparov Kalah

Pesta catur terbesar seantero dunia sedang digelar di kota Tromsø, Norwegia .  Kota yang sebenarnya cukup terpencil namun indah.  Olympiade catur atau Chess Olympiad ini dilangsungkan sejak tanggal 1 Agustus 2014 hingga tanggal 14 Agustus 2014.

Di sela-sela pertandingan antar tim catur sedunia, di ajang Olimpiade catur ini pemilihan presiden FIDE juga dilangsungkan. Pemilu presiden FIDE edisi tahun ini sangat menegangkan karena ikut sertanya mantan juara dunia dan pecatur kesohor Garry Kasparov. Presiden incumbent adalah Kirsan Ilyumzhinov yang sudah memimpin FIDE hampir 20 tahunan. Walaupun Garry Kasparov melakukan kampanye ke hampir seluruh pelosok federasi catur dunia termasuk Indonesia, dia hanya mendapat sekitar 61 an votes / suara. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov tetap terpilih memimpin percaturan dunia dengan 110 jumlah suara. Banyak kalangan meratapi hasil pemilu ini karena diyakini Garry Kasparov adalah refleksi perubahan baru di badan internasional catur ini.

Kembali ke hasil tanding antar tim catur dunia, di posisi pertama tim China kembali menggebuk tim Prancis dan mempertahankan posisi pertama klasemen sementara. Di tim puteri walaupun kalah melawan seteru politik tim Ukrainia , tim Rusia masih bisa bertahan di puncak klasemen sementara. Berita lainnya adalah juara dunia catur dan peringkat pertama dunia Magnus Carlsen kembali menderita kekalahan kedua kalinya, kali ini melawan pecatur Croatia GM Ivan Saric.

Pantauan terhadap tim catur puteri Olimpiade catur 2014 Tromso, kekalahan dialami di babak 9 dan 10. Tim puteri harus berhadapan dengan tim-tim pecahan Uni Sovyet yang memang merupakan negara-negara dengan tradisi catur yang kuat. Indonesia menyerah 1-3 melawan Georgia dilanjutkan kalah 2.5-1.5 melawan Belarus.

Tim catur putera Indonesia ditahan imbang tim Singapore 2-2. Singapore yang diperkuat mantan pecatur daratan China Zhang Zhong berhasil menjaga ritme performa tim nya, dan hingga round 10, Singapore memiliki angka yang sama dengan Indonesia. Tim catur Malaysia bahkan sudah 1 point di atas. Tim Malaysia akan bertemu Magnus Carlsen dkk melawan tim Norwegia di ronde 11, dan Indonesia "hanya" akan bertemu dengan Faroe Island.

Hasil-hasil olimpiade catur  round 9 dan round 10 , Indonesian Highlight:

2014 Chess  Olympiad Tromso, Standing after round 10, Top 5 and SE Asia countries:

Open section .............. W | D | L - Points
1. China (CHN)........... 7 | 3 | 0 - 17
2. Hungary (HUN)....... 7 | 2 | 1 - 16
3. France (FRA).......... 7 | 1 | 2 -  15
4. Ukraine (UKR)........ 6 | 3 | 1 - 15
5. Russia (RUS)........... 6 | 3 | 1 - 15
18. Vietnam (VIE)....... 5 | 4 | 1 - 14
49. Philippines (PHI).... 5 | 2 | 3 - 12
55. Malaysia (MAS)..... 5 | 2 | 3 - 12

59. Indonesia (INA)...... 5 | 1 | 4 - 11
63. Singapore (SIN)..... 4 | 3 | 3 - 11

Women ..................... W | D | L - Points
1. Russia (RUS).......... 9 | 0 | 1 - 18
2. China (CHN)........... 8 | 1 | 1 - 17
3. Ukraine (UKR)....... 8 | 1 | 1 - 17
4. Germany (GER)...... 8 | 0 | 2 - 16
5. Georgia (GEO)....... 7 | 1 | 2 - 15
29. Vietnam (VIE)...... 5 | 2 | 3 - 12
40. Malaysia (MAS)... 6 | 0 | 4 - 12

43. Indonesia (INA)... 5 | 1 | 4 - 11
48. Philippines (PHI)... 5 | 1 | 4 - 11

Partai Catur Pilihan Olimpiade Catur 2014
Ivan Saric vs Magnus Carlsen 1-0, Tromso Olympiad 2014 Round 10

Partai Catur Olimpiade 2014 Tromso
Gonzales Zamora Juan Carlos (2544) vs Susanto Megaranto (2527) 0-1, Round 10

Galleri photo Olimpiade Catur , dari berbagai sumber

Florencia Fernandez Argentia - from official 2014 

Sangita Jaiswal from Nepal , photo by Georgios Souleidis

Yolander Persaud , foto by David Llada

Iva Videnova from Bulgaria

tim kuat Rusia, Natalia Pogonina, Alexandra Kosteniuk dkk

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lihat ulasan round 7-8
lihat ulasan round 5-6
lihat ulasan round 3-4
lihat ulasan round 1-2

This gallery is intended only as light-hearted, an amusing look at life in chess and is not meant to be taken seriously. If any such offense has been caused, the author apologizes in advance. In any event, the author's NOT WORTH SUING, so don't trouble yourself. All photos confirmed as re-posted without any permission from the original photographer, but whole credit has been made public.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Chess Olympiad 2014 - Rd 8 China Pimpin Klasemen Sementara

Olimpiade Catur / Chess Olympiad 2014 sedang berlangsung di kota Tromso, Norwegia. Pagelaran catur dunia paling ramai dan lengkap ini diikuti tim Indonesia juga. Tampil bagus di babak-babak awal, kedua tim catur Indonesia, putera dan puteri mulai menghadapi lawan-lawan berat di paruh tengah Olimpiade catur ini. Di kategori Open , tim Indonesia mulai memasuiki siklus menang-kalah. Di ronde 7, Indonesia dengan mudah mencukur tim catur Norwegia lapis 3 dengan score 4-0. Namun hasil ini membuat Indonesia musti menjadi batu loncatan untuk tim kuat Israel di babak 8. Melawan pecatur-pecatur bergelar Grandmaster, hanya GM Susanto Megaranto yang mampu menahan imbang mantan penantang juara catur dunia, GM Boris Gelfand. Boris Gelfand adalah pecatur ex-Sovyet yang memilih bernaung di federasi catur Israel. Selanjutnya tiga pecatur muda Indonesia musti menyerah melawan semua lawan mereka yang bergelar GM.

Di bagian puteri, Indonesia tertahan imbang melawan Iran di babak 7. Irene dan Chelsie memetik angka, sedangkan Medina dan Dewi Citra kalah. Di babak delapan, Indonesia kalah melawan tim kuat dari India dengan skor 3-1. Hasil ini kira-kira mencerminkan posisi percaturan puteri Indonesia di Asia, di mana China paling atas, India dan Vietnam masih sedikit terjangkau. Sedangkan untuk Iran, mereka merupakan saingan langsung untuk Indonesia. Tim kuda hitam lainnya yaitu Mongolia.

2014 Chess Olympiad Tromso - Indonesian Result Round 7 and 8:

Round 7
Norway 3 (NOR3) - Indonesia (INA) 0 : 4
22.1 IM Lie, Espen - GM Megaranto, Susanto 0 - 1
22.2 GM Djurhuus, Rune - IM Farid, Firman Syah 0 - 1
22.3 FM Hauge, Lars Oskar - Ali Lutfi, Muhammad 0 - 1
22.4 FM Holm, Kristian Stuvik - Priasmoro, Novendra 0 - 1

Round 8
Indonesia (INA) - Israel (ISR) ½ :3½
11.1 GM Megaranto, Susanto - GM Gelfand, Boris ½ - ½
11.2 IM Farid, Firman Syah - GM Rodshtein, Maxim 0 - 1
11.3 Priasmoro, Novendra - GM Smirin, Ilia 0 - 1
11.4 CM Setyaki, Azarya Jodi - GM Postny, Evgeny 0 - 1

Round 9
Indonesia vs Singapore

Round 7
Indonesia (INA) - Iran (IRI) 2 : 2
6.1 WGM Sukandar, Irine Kharisma - WGM Pourkashiyan, Atousa 1 - 0
6.2 WGM Aulia, Medina Warda - WGM Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat 0 - 1
6.3 WIM Sihite, Chelsie Monica Ignesias - WIM Hejazipour, Mitra 1 - 0
6.4 WFM Citra, Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia - WFM Asgarizadeh, Minoo 0 - 1

Round 8
India (IND) - Indonesia (INA) 3 : 1
7.1 GM Harika, Dronavalli - WGM Sukandar, Irine Kharisma ½ - ½
7.2 IM Sachdev, Tanya - WGM Aulia, Medina Warda ½ - ½
7.3 WGM Gomes, Mary Ann - WIM Sihite, Chelsie Monica Ignesias 1 - 0
7.4 WGM Padmini, Rout - WFM Fisabilillah, Ummi 1 - 0

Round  9
Indonesia vs Georgia

Sementara itu berita di papan atas adalah tim China menyodok ke puncak klasemen setelah mengalahkan tim Azerbaijan di ronde 8. Tim Azerbaijan yang tampak dalam kondisi prima setelah menguasai ranking pertama sejak awal tumbang setelah dua grandmasternya di papan 3 dan 4 dikalahkan pecatur muda China, Yu Yangyi dan pecatur kawakan Ni Hua. Sedangkan di kategori puteri, tim Russia mencetak hasil sempurna lagi setelah mereka mengalahkan tim Hungaria. Tim puteri Russia ini menang terus selama 8 ronde, dan cuma ada satu kekalahan individu yang mereka alami. Berikut ranking sementara Olimpiade Catur hingga ronde 8. OLIMPIADE CATUR 2014 bisa disaksikan LIVE di website ini.

2014 Chess Olympiad Standing After Round 8:

Open   ......................WDL - Points
1. China CHN .......... 6 2 0 - 14
2. France FRA ......... 6 1 1 - 13
3. Ukraine UKR ....... 6 1 1 - 13
4. Azerbaijan AZE .... 6 1 1 - 13
5. Czech Republic ..... 6 1 1 - 13
41. Indonesia INA ..... 5 0 3 - 10

Women .................WDL - Points
1. Russia RUS ...... 8 0 0 - 16
2. China CHN ...... 7 0 1 - 14
3. France FRA ...... 6 1 1 - 13
4. Armenia ARM.... 6 1 1 - 13
5. Ukraine UKR..... 6 1 1 - 13
16. Indonesia INA.. 5 1 2 - 11

Partai Catur Pilihan Olimpiade Catur 2014
GM Susanto Megaranto - GM Boris Gelfand 1/2-1/2, Round 8

Friday, August 8, 2014

Chess Olympiad 2014 - Rd 6 Indonesia Kalahkan Italia

Memasuki pagelaran Olimpiade Catur / Chess Olympiad hingga ronde ke-6, Indonesia mulai menghadapi lawan-lawan berat. Di babak 5, perhatian penggemar catur nusantara tertuju di partai Indonesia vs China. Namun perbedaan kelas yang masih ada antara pecatur China yang lebih sering bertanding terlihat nyata. Juara dunia Hou Yifan mengalahkan WGM/IM Irene K. Sukandar di papan pertama. Harapan justru ada di papan ketiga di mana Chelsie bisa memetik keunggulan posisi setelah lawannya GM Zhao Xue bermain kurang akurat, namun hasil akhir partai Chelsie Monica Ignesias vs Zhao Xue hanya menghasilkan remis alias seri. Dua papan lainnya kalah, score akhir adalah 0.5-3.5 untuk China.  Babak ke enam, Indonesia bangkit dengan mengalahkan Italia, 2.5-1.5.

Di bagian putra, Indonesia menang di babak 5 dan kalah di babak 6. Brazil ditundukkan melalui poin satu-satunya Susanto Megaranto yang menundukkan GM Rafael Leitao. Namun melawan tim kuat Eropa Timur, Indonesia takluk 3-1 dari Croatia. Croatia mempunyai tiga pecatur grandmaster dengan rating 2600+.

Olimpiade catur ini digelar di kota Tromsø di Norwegia, dari tanggal 1 Agustus hingga 14 Agustus 2014.

Hasil catur Chess Olympiad Tromso 2014 - Indonesia highlight - round 5 and 6.

official website
chess-result  - Liputan Ronde 1-2 , Ronde 3-4, Ronde 7-8, Ronde 9-10