Thursday, May 19, 2016

Irene Kharisma Sukandar vs IM Almira Skripchenko - Ekatama Women Chess Match 2016 Jakarta

UPDATED. Over the year, there were women chess exhibition happening in Jakarta, Indonesia. Notable women chess players has been invited to Jakarta to play an exhibition match against home player. Players such as Nana Alexandria, all the way to Judit Polgar (vs Utut Adianto in 1995/96), Alexandra Kosteniuk, Hou Yifan and many others, had been invited to Jakarta in the past.

In 2016, this women chess exhibition is held in Sekolah Catur Utut Adianto (Utut Adianto Chess School) Ballroom in Bekasi City. The players in action are IM Almira Skripchenko, French National champion, against Indonesian best known women chess player, IM Irene Kharisma Sukandar. Lately Irene has join Susan Polgar team in St Louis USA. Her holiday comeback is fully chess activity as done in this event right now. The event was 2 rounds classical chess and 2 rounds of rapid chess.

The event held from 18 May to 21 May 2016. As reported, the game should be in classical time control. The first round is reportedly a draw:

Duel catur IM Irene Kharisma Sukandar (INA) vs IM Almira Skripchenko (FRA) 1/2-1/2, Bekasi 2016

The other game was rather weird, where IM Almira got plus advantage but made several weak moves.

UPDATED : The other games:
Partai Catur IM Almira Skripchenko vs IM Irene Kharisma Sukandar 1/2-1/2, Jakarta 2016

The match is reported as Irene winning with 2.5-1.5 , but can't confirmed this at the moment.

duel catur wanita antara 
Irene K. Sukandar vs Almira Skripchenko Round 1
photo by fellow chess player Dewi A.A. Citra in social media

round 2 - Almira Skripchenko vs Irene Kharisma Sukandar
photo by pak Djoni Chess posted in social media

The event sponsored by SCUA - Sekolah Catur Utut Adianto and Ekatama Group. Info :

Pertandingan Catur antara Women Grand Master Almira Skripchenko dengan Women Grand Master Irene Kharisma (alumni Sekolah Catur UTUT ADIANTO) dgn total hadiah Rp 91 juta (yang menang Rp 52 juta , yang kalah Rp 39 juta) 2 babak catur standard dan 2 babak catur cepat di Golden Ballroom Sekolah Catur UTUT ADIANTO , Bekasi pada hari Kamis tgl 19 Mei 2016 berakhir REMIS . 

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