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MAKITA Women Chess Match concluded – Indonesia defeats France

Indonesia wrapped up the MAKITA Women Chess Match against France at the Sekolah Catur Utut Adianto with a fighting 2-2 draw to complete a comprehensive victory.

France won the Blitz 3-1 on the opening day but then it was all Indonesia with 10-6 in the Rapid matches and now 9.5-6.5 in Classical chess.

Indonesia also dominated the individual awards cummulating scores from all events, Medina Warda Aulia first with 7.5/9, Sophie Millet second with 6.5 points,and Irine Kharisma Sukandar and Dewi AA Citra sharing third and fourth with 4.5 points each.

In a grand day of chess, visiting Hou Yifan was a welcome visitor to the match and gave a simultaneous exhibition to a large group of strong players drawn from young talents from national youth teams and students from the chess school.

Utut Adianto was guest of honour at the closing ceremony while long time Indonesia chess patron and match sponsor Eka Wirya gave away the prizes.

The MAKITA Women Chess Match boasted a total prize fund of USD 12,000 with all participants winning generous prizes.

Report by Chief Arbiter Peter Long

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