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Yu Yangyi edges Li Chao on tie-break to take the trophy in Indonesia Open Championship

Yu Yangyi edges Li Chao on tie-break to take the trophy in Indonesia Open Championship

The final round of the 2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship 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, [...]

Indonesia Open Chess Championship – Round 8 Report

Indonesia Open Chess Championship – Round 8 Report

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 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 5 Report

Indonesia Open Championship – Round 5 Report

Saturday was the second of the three days with double rounds in the Indonesia Open Chess Championship but there was little letup by the players with the majority of games going all the way. We now have a sole leader on 4.5/5 in China’s Yu Yangyi who beat the Russian GM Dimitri Bocharov with the [...]

GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami – Chess is unlimited

GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami – Chess is unlimited

Iran’s long time No. 1 GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami is seeded sixteen in the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2012 but the thirty second ranked Asian chessplayer (according to the FiDE website) does not believe that means anything in such a strong tournament. Currently this football fanatic is in 29th position but the target of [...]

GM Jan Ehlvest – Chess is a Process

GM Jan Ehlvest – Chess is a Process

Jan Ehlvest was one of the world chess elite and is still an active chessplayer today. The 49-year old who has competed in numerous World Cup tournaments and who is also the author of many chess books still manages to maintain a high level of sporting performance. The holder of a Masters degree in Psychology [...]

Indonesia Chess Open – Seven players share the lead after round 4

Indonesia Chess Open – Seven players share the lead after round 4

Results and photo gallery

Interview with Tania Sachdev

Interview with Tania Sachdev

IM Tania Sachdev interview during Indonesia Open 2012

Indonesia Open 2012 LIVE!

Indonesia Open 2012 LIVE!

Live games with analysis

Interview with GM Dao Thien Hai

Interview with GM Dao Thien Hai

Dao Thien Hai was for many years the leader of Vietnam chess. His country’s first GM, he began playing international competitions from 1984 when he was just 6 years old. For over 20 years now Dao has been the player every young Vietnamese chess player has aspired to become. With the emergence of super talents [...]

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