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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 [...]

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 [...]

GM Hoang Thanh Trang – Chasing her dream

GM Hoang Thanh Trang – Chasing her dream

GM Hoang Thanh Trang is soft spoken and possesses a natural courtesy that belies her serious demeanor. The Hungarian No. 1 who is 32 years of age now playing at the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2012 as part of her preparations for the World Championship later this year. So what are her preparations and [...]

Yu Yangyi maintains the lead

Yu Yangyi maintains the lead

In round seven, China’s Yu Yangyi successfully held off the challenge of defending champion and countryman Li Chao to continue to lead the Indonesian Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2012 with six points. Playing the black side of a Modern Benoni, Yu successfully countered Li’s attempts to complicate the position and had in fact seized the [...]

GM Li Chao: “I am fortunate”

GM Li Chao: “I am fortunate”

Defending champion of the Indonesia Open Chess Championship, GM Li Chao of China, is back for IOCC 2012 which is this year being held at the Sahid Hotel in Jakarta from 10-17 October. Although he is one of the favourites as well as the second seed, the 23-year old is quick to play down his [...]

Indonesia Open Championship – Round 6 Report

Indonesia Open Championship – Round 6 Report

After the rest day the players are facing a day that might prove decisive in deciding the winners. After all rounds 6 and 7 are being played on the third and final day of double rounds and tiredness must now start to become a factor. In round 6, as in previous rounds, the players were [...]

WIM Medina Warda Aulia: “No longer feeling bored”

WIM Medina Warda Aulia: “No longer feeling bored”

WIM Medina Warda Aulia has not yet been at her best at the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2012. After five rounds, the 15 year old chessplayer has only scored two points. The young holder of two WGM norms is however optimistic over the remaining four rounds of IOCC 2012 and has promised to put [...]

Ummi Fisabilillah: “I am more patient because of chess”

Ummi Fisabilillah: “I am more patient because of chess”

Her usual sweet and cute looks are far from the serious demeanor she adopts when playing chess. But this is just our immediate impression of WFM Ummi Fisabilillah who is just 12 years of age but already a member of the team that represented Indonesia at the World Chess Olympiad 2012. While still very young, [...]

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