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Ummi beats international master L’ami at JAPFA chess tournament

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Mon, June 17 2019   /  01:23 am
Battle of minds: Indonesian chess player WFM Ummi Fisabillilah makes her move against Romanian opponent IM Alina L’ami at the JAPFA Grand Master and Woman Grand Master Chess Tournament 2019 in Yogyakarta on Saturday.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)(JP/Bambang Muryanto)

Battle of minds: Indonesian chess player WFM Ummi Fisabillilah makes her move against Romanian opponent IM Alina L’ami at the JAPFA Grand Master and Woman Grand Master Chess Tournament 2019 in Yogyakarta on Saturday.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)Woman FIDE master (WFM) Ummi Fisabilillah of Indonesia outwitted international master (IM) Alina L’ami of Romania in the third round of the JAPFA Grandmaster and Woman Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2019 in Yogyakarta on Saturday.The victory takes the 19-year old one step closer to the title of woman international master (WIM).In Saturday’s battle, Ummi found a way to victory after L’ami made a blunder mid-bout. Ummi, who has an Elo rating of 2201, played offensively against L’ami (Elo 2293), the champion of JAPFA Chess 2013, to eventually own the match.“I’m really happy to be able to defeat an opponent with a higher Elo rating,” said Ummi i...