Sunday, 25 August 2013



The tournament shall be organized by the Indonesian Chess Federation from October 9 to 18, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Organizing Committee Secretariat
Indonesian Chess Federation (PERCASI)
Address: Kanselary KONI Pusat Pintu VI Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone: (+62 21) 5731340
Fax: (+62 21) 5731340
Contact Persons (International):
1. Mr. Henry Hendratno
Mobile: +62 815 8888 020
2. Mr. Kristianus Liem
Mobile: +62 816 987 794
3. Mr. Alip Prihantoro
Mobile: +62 816 714 697
4. Mr. Bunawan Bong
Mobile: +62 816 998 957

The Indonesia Open Chess Championship 2013 is open for all chess players from federations member of FIDE with ELO Rating minimum 2200.

* Free registration for GM/IM with ELO Rating above 2500 (Free Board & Lodging for the first 20 players who confirm their participation. The rooms are provided: double rooms at the 5-stars hotel for two persons sharing)
* ELO Rating 2200-2300: 150 USD.
* ELO Rating 2301-2499: 100 USD.
* The number of participants is limited only to (approximately) 150 players.
* Registration closed 1 October 2013.

Appointed: 9 to 18 October 2013

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 : Arrival & Re-registration
19:00 – Opening Ceremony

Thursday, 10 October 2013 : 10:00 – Technical Meeting
15:00 – Round 1

Friday, 11 October 2013 : 09:30 – Round 2
16:00 – Round 3

Saturday, 12 October 2013 : 15:00 – Round 4

Sunday, 13 October 2013 : 09:30 – Round 5
16:00 – Round 6

Monday, 14 October 2013 : 15:00 – Round 7

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 : 09.30 – Round 8
16:00 – Round 9

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 : 15:00 – Round 10

Thursday, 17 October 2013 : 10:00 – Round 11 (Final)
19.00 – Closing Ceremony

Friday, 18 October 2013 : Departure

The Tournament will be held at the Puri Ratna Ballroom, Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel,
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman 86 Jakarta 10220 – Indonesia.

Official Hotel: Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel (*5 Stars):
Single room US$ 120/day/person Full Board
Twin room US$ 80/day/person Full Board

Conduct in accordance with the Rules of the Federation International des Echecs (FIDE). In case of a disagreement in the interpretation of rules, the English text of the FIDE rules shall prevail. Zero-Start shall be applied.

Individual Standard Chess. FIDE rated 11 Rounds Swiss System. Time control 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from move 1.

The Appeals Committee shall consist of 5 (five) persons representing different participating countries, which will be selected and determined at the technical meeting.

Protest about the Arbiter’s decision shall be submitted to the Appeals Committee at the latest within 30 minutes, accompanied by US$ 100 Protest Money, and if the protest is upheld the money will be refunded.

11. PRIZES (Total 100.000 USD)
1st : 20.000 USD 2nd : 10.000 USD 3rd : 6.000 USD 4th : 4.000 USD 5th : 3.000 USD 6th : 2.500 USD 7th – 12th @ 2.000 USD : 10.000 USD 13th – 20th @ 1.000 USD : 8.000 USD
21st – 30th @ 750 USD : 7.500 USD
31st – 40th @ 600 USD : 6.000 USD
41st – 50th @ 500 USD : 5.000 USD

Best Women 1st : 3.000 USD 2nd : 2.000 USD 3rd : 1.500 USD 4th : 1.000 USD 5th : 500 USD

Best Junior U-20 (Date of Birth 1 January 1993 and after) 1st : 2.000 USD 2nd : 1.500 USD 3rd : 1 000 USD 4th : 750 USD 5th : 500 USD

Note: The Prizes in case of the same points of two or more players will be shared based on tie-break according to the Hort System.

In all other matters not covered by the preceding rules, the decision of the Organizing Committee shall be final.

Indonesian Chess Federation

Hashim S. Djojohadikusumo

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Summaries from December 2012 - April 2013

MAKITA Women Chess Match: Indonesia vs France

In December 2012, as I have mentioned before, the girls and I were playing a friendship match against France that was represented by IM Sophie Milliet, WIM Nino Maisuradze, WIM Natacha Benmesbah, and WIM Mathilde Congiu in Jakarta. The match was divided into 3 formats: blitz, rapid and classical. In blitz we lost 1-3, with Chelsie Monica Sihite as the only scorer in our team. We fought back in rapid and won 10-6! Our confidence boosted up and it showed in our classical games result by winning again with 9,5 - 6,5. This time our girl, Medina Warda Aulia, played exceptionally well. She scored 7,5 points out of 9 games (accumulation of 1 blitz game and 4 games of rapid and classical) and brought home most of the prize money than the rest of each of us of USD 12.000 as the total prize fund.


Australian Open 2013

A few days after the aforementioned match ended, I flew off to Australia to play the 2013 Australian Open in Sydney. It brought me a lot of nerves as my last visit to the country didn't end up well for my chess (see my previous report here). Struggled in the first round of the tournament against a 1800 player it added more negative feeling to my side. But fortunately with all the moral support from my closest friends there I could pick up and carried on. It turned out pretty well for me by beating the first seed of the tournament in the last round, GM Igor Khenkin from Germany. The victory brought me up to the 5th placed with 8 points out of 11 rounds. My Victorian friend, Jamie Kenmure, made a great coverage of the tournament on Chessbase: Fabulous fighting chess at the Australian Open. That also featured my game against the Super GM :) Full results can be seen here.

Before playing the last round

With my Australian friends (from left to right): GM Zong-Yuan Zhao, IM Moulthun Ly, FM Junta Ikeda (who got his 2nd IM norm in the tournament), and IM Andrew Brown.

In Sunshine Coast for a short holiday after the tournament.


HD Bank Cup Open 2013

On March 18th-25th I was in Ho Chi Minh city to play the very same event for 3 years in a row. My last year's result was not so good so I had an expectation that I'd got to play better this time. And yes, I played really solid throughout the tournament. With 5,5 points/9 rounds and performance rating of over 2450, I secured the first place of best women prize. And to add to the fun, I was given my 6th IM norm certificate as well :P If only it could be replaced by some rating points that I needed to break the 2400 mark :/

Below is my game against one of best Vietnamese players where I failed to keep my winning advantage to the end and eventually a draw was agreed.

From left to right: Me (1st best women), GM Zhao Jianchao (3rd placed), GM Le Quang Liem (1st placed) and GM Lu Shanglei (2nd placed)



Thailand Open 2013 


The event was held in Pattaya city this year from April 14th-21st and was really a great tournament. But because I was enjoying the relaxing environment too much, it didn't do well to my chess. Scoring only 5,5/9 and performing like a 2220 player, my rating was dropping down to 18 points. But nevertheless, I didn't regret on going there for I have gained more experiences and friends. It's one of the events that I'm considering to be back again next year ;)

Before starting of the 1st round

With GM Nigel Short in our photo shoot session.
Enjoying a fine sunny day at Pattaya beach with my roommate, WGM Irina Bulmaga from Moldova.
The winners of the tournament. GM Zong-Yuan Zhao from Australia took clear first.

My next post will be about my Europe trip from May - June. Stay tuned! :D

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Hello From Bulgaria!

Oh my, I didn't realize that my last post was back in November last year till I don't know where to start it again now. I'm currently in Golden Sands, Bulgaria at the moment and am struggling with a kind of insomnia that most chess players suffer. It's almost 4 am here and all I've been doing is listening to music while doing a bit preparation for my tomorrow's game (oh well, today's game that is) but then I eventually ended up reading most of the blog posts made by a group of Australian chess youngsters,, and I somehow felt the urge to update my blog too (thanks to them I guess?). Don't worry, this blog is not forgotten by me, I've been just a little bit too busy, but as soon as I'm home I'll make comprehensive updates that I've missed. So, laterz! :)