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News ‘October, 2012’

Final Round Report – Yu Yangyi and Li Chao share first place

Final Round Report – Yu Yangyi and Li Chao share first place

The final round of play saw Ivan Sokolov opt for the exchange variation of the Slav and attempt to squeeze out a win against tournament leader Yu Yangyi who was happy with a draw and with accurate defence he easily got it. On the other board played on the stage, second placed defending champion Li [...]

GM Ivan Sokolov: “I want to be the champion”

GM Ivan Sokolov: “I want to be the champion”

Being the top seed is no guarantee of success and GM Ivan Sokolov has not enjoyed an easy ride at the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2012. The 44-years old has twice had to fight hard to be back in the running. His efforts have paid off as Sokolov managed a win in round eight [...]

GM Yu Yangyi: “I only want to play well”

GM Yu Yangyi: “I only want to play well”

China’s GM Yu Yangyi is the fourth seed and one of the favourites to win Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2012. Yet the tournament leader after seven rounds of play insists that all he wants to do is to play well and will be talking the tournament game by game. This has always been the [...]

Results and standings

Results and standings

Results and standings from the Indonesia Open 2012 : Results R1 / Results R2 / Results R3 / Results R4 / Results R5 / Results R6 / Results R7 / Results R8 / Results R9 Standings after R4

Pairings and results R9

Pairings and results R9

Results and pairings

Pairings and results R8

Pairings and results R8

Results and pairings

Pairings and results R7

Pairings and results R7

Pairings and results

Pairings and results R6

Pairings and results R6

Pairings and resutls

Interview with GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly

Interview with GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly

Surya Sekhar Ganguly is one of India’s top players and a permanent member of his country’s national team and one of the favourites to win the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2012. In recent years Ganguly has also been known as a member of World Champion Viswanathan Anand’s team in his defence of his title. [...]

Yu Yangyi eying the tournament trophy

Yu Yangyi eying the tournament trophy

In an all China encounter, tournament leader Yu Yangyi crushed Lu Shanglei’s Sicilian Dragon to cement his lead at the top of the standings and to all but ensure he will be the champion of the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2012 with one round to go. Yu who now has seven points from eight [...]

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