Mon, 04 Sep 2000

Master tournament takes place

JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi) will hold the Enerpac Master Tournament to commemorate the body's 50th anniversary.

Percasi secretary general Djamil Djamal said in a release Sunday that 50 masters from 26 provinces including veterans would join the event.

Among the veterans are the 1964 champion National Master (MN) Ong Yok Hoa, the 1962 runner up MN Lim Hong Gie, the 1975 champion Grand Master (GM) Herman Suradiraja, the 1972 champion MN Jacobus Sampouw and seven national champions GM Ardiansyah.

The Rp 19.4 million (US$2,340) tournament will take place at the Utut Adianto Chess School in Bekasi from Sept. 6 to Sept. 17. (yan)