Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2012 Chess Olympiad Round 1 - Indonesia Menang Ronde 1 Olimpiade Catur

Weeks after London Summer Olympic and Paralympic, human greatest mind games, chess, launched its Olympiad version.  40th World Chess Olympiad began today at the Istanbul Expo Center, 27th August to 10 September 2012 is the dates. A record breaking 158 teams compete in the Open Section, while the Women Section has 124 teams participating.

From Indonesian team , playing in Istanbul are:

1 WFM Medina Warda Aulia 2218
2 WIM Sihite Chelsie Monica 2162
3 WFM Citra Dewi 2143
4 Anisa Aisyah Aay
5 Fisabilillah Ummi 0

is Women team. Team flying without WGM Irene Sukandar, but the team looks forward to stealth moments and grab some norms. Round 1 finished with easy 4-0 against Fiji team.

The men:
1 GM Megaranto Susanto 2529
2 IM Purnama Tirta Chandra 2384
3 IM Halay Taufik 2361
4 CM Firmansyah Farid 2318
5 M. Luthfi Ali 2078

seeding at no.62 Indonesian crushed Ethipian team in round 1 and look forward to face Chile team (seed 24) in round 2.
Lot of upset story, neighbouring Malaysia country produced one of them. IM Mok, Tze-Meng rating 2354 and finished Dutch legend GM Loek van Wely in a Kan counter attack Sicilian game. Team mates Lim, Zhuo Ren  rating 2120 also deadlock GM Daniel Stellwagen in just 25 moves Sicilian and get a draw. Malaysia still lost narrowly 1.5-2.5 in the final result.

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