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Asian Para Games: RI’s chess contingent secures six golds

  • by Kharishar Khafi Hotli Simanjuntak
Jakarta   /   Thu, October 11 2018   /  02:38 am

Fruitful result: Indonesian chess player Debi Ariesta (right) holds a pawn during the qualifying round of the chess competition at the 2018 Asian Para Games at Cempaka Putih sports hall on Tuesday. Debi went on to win a gold medal in the women’s standard individual B1 (visual impairment) category on Wednesday.(INAPGOC/Setiyo Sc)Indonesia’s chess contingent added a total of six golds, three silvers and three bronzes to the country’s medal tally after completing a number of standard chess matches at Cempaka Putih Sports Hall, Jakarta, on
Wednesday.

In the men’s standard B1 (visual impairment) category, Indonesia won two gold medals from individual and team events.

Hendi Wirawan won a gold after booking a final score of 5.5 points, higher than the 5 points scored by his Philippine opponent Francis Ching. Hendi’s win was also a turning of the tables, as Francis pr...