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Haji Ardiansyah
Number of games in database: 172
Years covered: 1970 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2325
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +44 -82 =46 (39.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B28 B59 B87 B83 B44
 King's Indian (10) 
    E69 E62 E63 E80 E60
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 A46
 Pirc (5) 
    B08 B07
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    D23 D24 D20
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C96 C75 C84
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B90 B47 B94 B22 B30
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B90 B94 B93 B92 B91
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B47 B46 B48
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E30 E48 E26 E24 E32
 English (5) 
    A17 A15 A16
 King's Indian (5) 
    E90 E62 E87 E83 E88
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Suyud vs H Ardiansyah, 2012 0-1
   Anand vs H Ardiansyah, 1986 0-1
   E Gereben vs H Ardiansyah, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Chandler vs H Ardiansyah, 1978 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

   🏆 2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship
   J P Gomez vs H Ardiansyah (Oct-17-12) 1-0
   H Ardiansyah vs S M Shyam (Oct-16-12) 1/2-1/2
   H Ardiansyah vs Van Huy Nguyen (Oct-15-12) 0-1
   H Suyud vs H Ardiansyah (Oct-15-12) 0-1
   H Ardiansyah vs A Eshbaev (Oct-13-12) 1-0

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(born Dec-05-1951, died Oct-28-2017, 65 years old) Indonesia

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(Haji) Herman Ardiansyah was awarded the GM title in 1986 and tied for first at Jakarta that same year.

Last updated: 2017-11-17 11:14:59

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 172  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Ardiansyah vs Keene  ½-½551970OlympiadB06 Robatsch
2. Suttles vs H Ardiansyah 0-1431970SiegenA07 King's Indian Attack
3. H Ardiansyah vs Larsen 0-1411970Siegen ol (Men) fin-BB06 Robatsch
4. E Gereben vs H Ardiansyah ½-½711970Siegen ol (Men) qual-BA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. H Ardiansyah vs Ivkov  0-132197019. OlimpiadaC19 French, Winawer, Advance
6. Ujtumen vs H Ardiansyah  1-0401970Siegen olm prelim2B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. J Adamski vs H Ardiansyah  1-031197019th olm final BE16 Queen's Indian
8. Robatsch vs H Ardiansyah  ½-½471972Skopje-Krusevo-OhridB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. Portisch vs H Ardiansyah  ½-½471972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
10. H Ardiansyah vs W Schmidt  ½-½601972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 3B44 Sicilian
11. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-0581972Chess Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
12. H Ardiansyah vs Keene 0-1271972Chess Olympiad Final-BB08 Pirc, Classical
13. H Ardiansyah vs Quinteros 0-1271973Nalinas (Argentina)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. H Ardiansyah vs S Tatai  0-1501973ManilaC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Rodolfo Cardoso vs H Ardiansyah  1-0411973ManilaB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
16. H Ardiansyah vs Lombardy  0-1571973ManilaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Najdorf vs H Ardiansyah 1-0261973ManilaE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. H Ardiansyah vs M Wotulo  ½-½161973ManilaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Larsen vs H Ardiansyah  1-0481973ManilaE90 King's Indian
20. H Ardiansyah vs Ljubojevic  0-1301973ManilaB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
21. Quinteros vs H Ardiansyah  1-0441973ManilaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. H Ardiansyah vs Gheorghiu  0-1271973ManilaA56 Benoni Defense
23. Kavalek vs H Ardiansyah  1-0361973ManilaA15 English
24. H Ardiansyah vs E Torre 0-1701973ManilaB03 Alekhine's Defense
25. H Ardiansyah vs S Tatai  ½-½481973Bauang itB72 Sicilian, Dragon
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-12-04  weirdoid: Seems that all the Ardiansyahs here (Ardiansyah Haji, Ardiansyah H, and Herman Ardiansyah - did I miss any Ardiansyahs?) are the same individuals. My uncle (who lived in Indonesia back in late '70s and early '80s) told me that he was the strongest player in Indonesia at that time, and was considered something of Indonesian golden boy of chess (I think he said A. was already an IM in his late teenage - was quite an achievement those days, unlike now where teenage GMs are the norm). However, A. had hard times getting a GM norm, and by 1986 (when he finally did become a GM) he was already surpassed by Utut Adianto as Indonesia's No. 1.

Also, I doubt that his name was in fact anything more than simply "Ardiansyah". Many (most?) Indonesians only have one name, and "Haji" is some sort of honorary religious title it seems. Any info on this is welcome! Regards, w

Jul-15-05  GreaseMonkey: Here I really risk being put right - but isn't a Haj an honorary title for a Muslim who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca. Hence weirdoid is correct - I think!? Expert advice of course very welcome
Aug-30-08  myschkin: . . .

National champion 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976. IM 1969. GM 1986.

The second Indonesian GM. A prolific chess writer, the late Ds FKN Harahap, wrote that Ardiansyah was one of the best Indonesian chess player ever (the others were Tan Hoan Liong aka Tan Hiong Liong and Baris M Hutagalung). He possesses world class tactical skill and amazing fantasies. But lack of understandings of many modern-and-not-so-modern openings, sometimes-anti-positional approaches, and above all erratic form prevent him to break 2500, not to mention 2600, rating barrier. His games in 1st First Lady Cup 1982 probably best reflect the aforementioned.


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  Troller: <Also, I doubt that his name was in fact anything more than simply "Ardiansyah". Many (most?) Indonesians only have one name, and "Haji" is some sort of honorary religious title it seems. Any info on this is welcome! >

Funny, I have until now only known this guy as "Ardijansah". Former president of AIPE (chess journalists' association) Svend Novrup called him "the man without a given name". I suppose he was right.

Dec-05-11  BIDMONFA: Herman Ardiansyah


Dec-05-11  technical draw: Happy 60th birthday, uh, Herman.
Mar-30-13  Abdel Irada: <isn't a Haj an honorary title for a Muslim who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca.>

That is nearly correct. The pilgrimage itself is called the Hajj; hence one who has made it is called Hajji or Haji.

Nov-17-17  Stonehenge: RIP GM Ardiansyah:

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