MAKITA Women Chess Match: Indonesia takes lead in classical games

In the first round of Classical games at the MAKITA Women Match from 16-22 December 2012, the Indonesian girls continued from where they left off after winning the Rapid games series.

With the sponsors in attendance, Indonesia recorded a big 3-1 win against France, the in form Medina Warda Aulia starting the rout by winning in good style against Nino Maisuradze.

After the initial tension, Irine Kharisma SukandarSophie Milliet top board encounter fizzled out to a draw.

Chelsie Monica Shite converted a winning position out of the opening against stubborn resistence by Natacha Benmesbad in the endgame.

A blitz finish between Dewi AA Citra and Mathilde Congiu then fittingly ended in a draw.

There are three more rounds of the FIDE rated match being played using the Scheveningen System boasting a total prize fund of USD 12,000.

Round 1 results (Classical chess):
Indonesia – France 3 : 1
WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma 2359 – IM Milliet Sophie 2405 ½ – ½
WIM Medina Warda Aulia 2315 – WGM Maisuradze Nino 2315 1 – 0
WIM Shite Chelsie Monica 2277 – WIM Benmeshbad Natacha 2273 1 – 0
WFM Dewi AA Citra 2161 – WIM Congui Mathilde 2223 ½ – ½

Round 2 pairings:
WGM Maisuradze Nino 2315 – WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma 2359
WIM Benmeshbad Natacha 2273 – WIM Medina Warda Aulia 2315
WIM Congui Mathilde 2223 – WIM Shite Chelsie Monica 2277
IM Milliet Sophie 2405 – WFM Dewi AA Citra 2161

Report by Chief Arbiter Peter Long

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