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Susanto knuckles down ahead of Russia World Cup

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Thu, June 20 2019   /  01:46 am
Strategy: Grandmaster Susanto Megaranto ponders his next move while playing against International Master Ravi Teja of India in the eighth round of the 2019 JAPFA Grandmaster and Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament in Yogyakarta on Tuesday. The match ended in a draw.(JP/Ramadani Saputra)(JP/Ramadani Saputra)

Strategy: Grandmaster Susanto Megaranto ponders his next move while playing against International Master Ravi Teja of India in the eighth round of the 2019 JAPFA Grandmaster and Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament in Yogyakarta on Tuesday. The match ended in a draw.(JP/Ramadani Saputra)Ahead of the 2019 Chess World Cup, to be held in Russia from September to October, Indonesian grandmaster (GM) Susanto Megaranto is preparing intensely for the tough opponents he will come up against. As part of his preparations, he is competing at the 2019 JAPFA Grandmaster Chess Tournament in Yogyakarta, which began on June 13 and will conclude on Friday.At the previous two World Cups, Susanto, who earned the title of grandmaster when he was 17, has stumbled in the first round. Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi) development and achievement head Kristianus Liem said he expected the 31-year-old Susanto ...