Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chess in SEA Games 2013 Myanmar - Irine Won the Blitz

From 11 to 22 Dec 2013, 27th SEA Games is on going in Myanmar. The venue will be at the Capital Naypyitaw, Yangon, Mandalay and Ngwe Saung Beach. FYI, SEA Games is the Olympiad version for countries of South East Asia, or about all member in the 'confederation' union, the ASEAN countries (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

Chess is apparently a regular sport in SEA Games and as there are now in 2013 edition. In the past, SEA Games resembling closely to Olympiad sports, and also to ASIAN Games (all Asia countries Olympiad). Recently, more traditional games are being included in SEA Games to accommodate local sports, such as Sepak Takraw (a 'kick' version of volley ball) , Pencak Silat (martial art), Thai Boxing and so on. With this spirit, chess is also one of sport that being 'localized'.

The Traditional Chess - Myanmar Chess
In SEA Games Myanmar, their version of chess is included as titled as "traditional chess". This is the Burmese version of chess and the complete explanation can be read on this BLOG.  You can also read the official FACEBOOK note from organizer regarding this issue. Excerpt:

By successful inclusion of Traditional Chess (Myanmar Chess) in SEA Games, Myanmar Chess Federation took the opportunity to introduced the centuries-old Myanmar Traditional Chess which is called as Myanmar Sit-Tu-Yin in Myanmar language.

It is believed that chess reached to Myanmar around A.D. 800 via Rakhine (Arakan). Ancient Myanmar people loved to play chess and it was adopted in their own way by making special rules and regulations different from international chess. Then chess spread to Thailand in A.D. 1100. By Southeast Radiation, chess spread early and easily through Myanmar into the Malay Peninsula via Thailand. It reached a dead end in Borneo and Java where Sanskrit chess was later to be covered by the modern form of the game brought in by the British and Dutch traders.

CHESS in 27th SEA Games Myanmar
Meanwhile, back to the news. There are about 18 medals to be grabbed in chess section. As explained above, there is about four different chess variant here, the International Chess, Chess960, Transfer chess which is a "Bug House" chess,  ASEAN Chess and Traditional chess. The complete list is as below.

I managed to listed out the medals receivers, updated as the time of writting. For Indonesian contingent, we already collected one gold medal by IM Irine K. Sukandar in Women Blitz. WGM Medina Warda Aulia is reported by Potret Catur Blog to be on winning position in the final round but unable to handle the pressure and scored a draw. She collected Bronze medal, while the silver goes to Hoang Thi Bao Tram from Vietnam. Unfortunately I can't found the chess notation on this event.

Cabang CATUR yang dipertandingkan di SEA Games Myanmar menjadi salah satu cabang dengan hasil terbaik di kontigen Indonesia.  Hasilnya adalah 5 emas, 4 Perak, 7 Perunggu.

1. International Chess - BLITZ - Individual (Men)
Gold - Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son    VIE    13.0
Silver - Nguyen Van Huy    VIE    11.0
Bronze - Rogelio Antonio Jr    PHI    11.0

2. International Chess - BLITZ - Individual (Women)
Gold - Irene K. Sukandar (INA) 13.0
Silver - Hoang Thi Bao Tram (VIE) 12.5.0
Bronze - Medina Warda Aula (INA) 11.5.0

3. International Chess - RAPID - Individual (Men)
GOLD - Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son    VIE    6.0
Silver - Nguyen Duc Hoa    VIE    5.5
Bronze - John Paul Gomez    PHI    5.0

4. International Chess - RAPID - Individual (Women)
GOLD - Irine Kharisma Sukandar    INA    5.5
Silver - Pham Le Thao Nguyen    VIE    5.0
Bronze - Medina Warda Aulia    INA    5.0

5. Chess 960 - RAPID - Individual (Men)
GOLD - Susanto Megaranto    INA    6.0
Silver - John Paul Gomez    PHI    5.0
Bronze - Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son    VIE    5.0

6. Transfer Chess - BLITZ - Man  13 Rounds
GOLD - Muhammad Lutfi Ali, Susanto Mega    INA    11.5
Silver - Dao Thien Hai, Nguyen Van Huy    VIE    10.0
Bronze - Farid Firman Syah, Masruri Rahman    INA    8.5

7. Transfer Chess - BLITZ – Mixed Pair
GOLD - Muhammad Lutfi Ali, Chelsie Moni    INA    13.5
Silver - Dao Thien Hai, Hoang Thi Nhu Y    VIE    13.0
Bronze - Susanto Megaranto, Dewi Ardhiani    INA    11.5

8. ASEAN Chess - BLITZ - Individual (Men)
GOLD - Warot Kananub    THA    8.0
Silver - Uaychai Kongsee    THA    8.0
Bronze - Taufik Halay    INA    6.0

9. ASEAN Chess - RAPID - Individual (Men)
GOLD - Uaychai Kongsee    THA    5.5
Silver - Boonsueb Sae Heng    THA    5.5
Bronze - Dede Lioe    INA    4.5

10. ASEAN Chess - STANDARD - Individual (Men)
GOLD - Uaychai Kongsee    THA    7.0
SILVER - Boonsueb Sae Heng    THA    6.0
BRONZE - Nay Oo Kyaw Tun MYA 4.0

11. ASEAN Chess - RAPID - Team (Men)
GOLD - Thailand
Silver - Philippine
Bronze - Myanmar

12. ASEAN Chess - RAPID - Team (Women)
GOLD - Myanmar
Silver - Indonesia
1. Dita Karenza INA
2. Chelsie Monica Ignesias Sihite
3. Nadya Anggraini Mukmin
4. Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia Citra
Bronze - Thailand

13. Traditional Chess - BLITZ - Individual (Men)
GOLD : Win Zaw Htun    MYA    7.0
Silver : Worathep Timsri    THA    6.5
Bronze : Taufik Halay    INA    6.5

14. Traditional Chess - RAPID - Individual (Men)
Gold : Win Zaw Thun (Myanmar)
Silver : Pairoj Suwan (Thailand)
Bronze : Worathep Timsri (Myanmar)

15. Traditional Chess - STANDARD - Individual (Men)
GOLD - Nakorn Trisa Ard    THA    5.5
Silver - Mohamad Ervan    INA    5.5
Bronze - Pairoj Suwan    THA    5.0

16. Traditional Chess - BLITZ - Team (Men)
GOLD : Thailand
Silver : Indonesia
Bronze : Myanmar

17. Traditional Chess - RAPID - Team (Men)

18. Traditional Chess - RAPID - Team (Women)
Gold - Myanmar
Silver - Indonesia (Nadya, Dita, Chelsie Monica)
Bronze - Thailand

All information can be viewed in official website, but it is a bit messy.
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