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Irine Kharisma Sukandar
Number of games in database: 370
Years covered: 2004 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2398 (2315 rapid, 2334 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2432

Overall record: +123 -84 =70 (57.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 93 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (77) 
    B42 B92 B32 B90 B30
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B18 B17 B13 B15
 French Defense (17) 
    C01 C11 C12 C13 C10
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C77 C60 C84 C65 C90
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B92 B90 B96
 Sicilian Taimanov (12) 
    B47 B45 B48 B49 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B22 B31 B32 B45 B30
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C84 C99 C63 C78 C69
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 D02 A45 D05 E00
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E32 E46 E52 E38 E21
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C84 C99 C91 C90 C97
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E12 E15 E16 E18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I K Sukandar vs M Pleim, 2004 1-0
   I K Sukandar vs Hoang Thi Bao Tram, 2014 1-0
   I K Sukandar vs M M Jacobsen, 2017 1-0
   I K Sukandar vs N Zdebskaja, 2007 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Asian Women Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Asian Continental (Women) (2019)
   Japfa WGM (2008)
   New Zealand Open (2015)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)
   9th HDBank Masters (2019)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

   🏆 Biel Master Open
   I K Sukandar vs M Santos Ruiz (Jul-30-19) 0-1
   A Shchekachev vs I K Sukandar (Jul-28-19) 1-0
   T Nabaty vs I K Sukandar (Jul-26-19) 0-1
   I K Sukandar vs J Moussard (Jul-25-19) 1/2-1/2
   I K Sukandar vs Chopra Aryan (Jul-24-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-07-1992, 27 years old) Indonesia

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IM Irine Kharisma Sukandar is the first Indonesian to earn the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title. Earlier, she earned an IM norm at the Queenstown Chess Classic (2012) by scoring 6.5/9.

Wikipedia article: Irine Kharisma Sukandar

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 370  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Sultana vs I K Sukandar  0-162200436th Olympiad, WomenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
2. I K Sukandar vs G Thorsteinsdottir  ½-½40200436th Olympiad, WomenB44 Sicilian
3. I K Sukandar vs S Barrenechea  1-036200436th Olympiad, WomenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
4. I K Sukandar vs M Pleim 1-017200436th Olympiad, WomenC53 Giuoco Piano
5. K Jonoska vs I K Sukandar  0-130200436th Olympiad, WomenC42 Petrov Defense
6. I K Sukandar vs K Lyons  1-026200436th Olympiad, WomenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. I K Sukandar vs E Repkova  ½-½59200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB01 Scandinavian
8. D Richards vs I K Sukandar  0-153200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. I K Sukandar vs C Lujan  1-062200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. M Medic vs I K Sukandar  ½-½36200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
11. I K Sukandar vs R Hamid  1-038200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
12. M Fierro vs I K Sukandar  1-028200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
13. K Isgandarova vs I K Sukandar  0-127200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
14. I K Sukandar vs K Smokina  1-060200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB32 Sicilian
15. I K Sukandar vs S Paridar  ½-½47200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
16. L Zepeda vs I K Sukandar  1-067200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB32 Sicilian
17. I K Sukandar vs M Basem-Hassan  ½-½21200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB32 Sicilian
18. E Hagesaether vs I K Sukandar  0-138200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
19. H Mira vs I K Sukandar  ½-½56200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. I K Sukandar vs A Zozulia  1-0322006Marseille Chess FestivalB06 Robatsch
21. C Foisor vs I K Sukandar  ½-½452006Marseille Chess FestivalD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. I K Sukandar vs M L Khamboo  1-0252006DohaB01 Scandinavian
23. Zhu Chen vs I K Sukandar  1-0452006DohaB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. S Akter Liza vs I K Sukandar  0-1482006DohaD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. I K Sukandar vs Zhao Xue  0-1422006DohaB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 370  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-04-08  pawnofdoom: A player with a middle name of "Kharisma"? (charisma). If anyone can find a good game, then there are plenty of cool puns for a game of the day
May-04-08  arifattar: Is this player Iranian? The middle name and surname are Persian. These names are also quite common in India as well, but I doubt she is Indian.
May-04-08  nescio: <Is this player Iranian?>

She's from Indonesia according to FIDE:

Jun-19-09  redwhitechess: she is indonesian first WGM, see my blog : for her win over Zhu Chen
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  Tabanus: WGM Irine Kharisma Sukandar, Indonesia, born 7 April 1992. Rated 2311,

WIM in 2007, WGM in 2009. Rated 2326 in Jan. 2010.

WGM application:


Biographies: (in English, best!) (in Polish) (in Indonesian)


Winner today of the Brunei IM 1 26-30 July 2010:, congratulations!

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  Annie K.: From the FIDE Top List page statistics:

Ranked World #1 Most Times:
Kasparov, Garry (23 times)

Ranked World #1 Woman Most Times:
Polgar, Judit (GM) (43 times)

Ranked World #1 Junior Most Times:
Carlsen, Magnus (14 times)

Ranked World #1 Girl Most Times:
Koneru, Humpy (22 times)

The youngest in current Top Players Lists is:
Giri, Anish (g) (1994-06-28)

<The oldest in current Top Players Lists is: Sukandar, Irine Kharisma (wg), (0000-00-00)>

Wow, she doesn't look her age!! ;s

May-08-12  waustad: After 4 rounds she's on top of the Asian Continental Chess Champoinship women's section with a perfect score. Next she gets Zhao Xue so that could change.
May-10-12  waustad: The only half point she's given up so far in 6 rounds is her draw versus Zhao Xue. Her rating is going to go up a lot in this tournament. It has already picked up 45.8 points through 6 rounds. I guess a 2758 performance rating will do that. I guess that in Indonesia she didn't have that much opportunity to shine.
Jan-21-13  waustad: She had a nice win against GM Igor Khenkin at the Australian Open:
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  perfidious: The girl's got Kharisma.
Dec-22-14  Abdel Irada: "Kharisma" is of Greek etymology, entering English via Latin as "charisma."

Likewise, I think Irine is a variant of Irene, from the Greek word meaning "peace."

I don't, however, know the significance of the Greek first and middle names for this Indonesian WGM. Just says something about people being individuals, I suppose. :-)

Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: < Tabanus: WGM Irine Kharisma Sukandar, Indonesia, born 7 April 1992. Rated 2311, ...


She has great taste in sweaters! Or as folks from UK would say, jumpers.

Oct-22-16  Moszkowski012273: I get to hang with her in a few weeks!
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  perfidious: And your point is....?
Oct-22-16  Moszkowski012273: That I'm a fan.... Ass...
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  perfidious: Fine self-description.

What's next, attempting to defile every game I have played in this DB once again? Didn't work the first time and would not a second--not that it would deter your puerile, name-dropping behaviour.

Oct-23-16  Moszkowski012273: You say the sweetest things... Good luck with that whole "feeling relevant" thing.
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  perfidious: As to 'feeling relevant': it is evidently you who has a problem in that aspect, as you compulsively post your 'I saw So-and-so last night' dross, as if anyone should give a hairy rodent's fundament.
Oct-23-16  Moszkowski012273: Kisses!
Nov-02-16  Moszkowski012273: Arranged a simul for her at I.S.318 next week...... Should be fun.
Jun-18-19  BIDMONFA: Irine Kharisma Sukandar


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