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Herman Suradiradja
Number of games in database: 81
Years covered: 1972 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2179
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380

Overall record: +12 -48 =21 (27.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B97 B83 B96 B84 B30
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B97 B96
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B16 B18 B15
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
    B83 B84 B81
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C77 C69
 Robatsch (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B30 B33 B67 B60 B45
 King's Indian (8) 
    E82 E80 E98 E67 E75
 English (5) 
    A15 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Suradiradja vs Suttles, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)

   🏆 2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship
   H Suradiradja vs A Khairul (Oct-16-12) 0-1
   T Halay vs H Suradiradja (Oct-12-12) 1-0
   H Suradiradja vs M Dzhumaev (Oct-11-12) 0-1

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(born Oct-14-1947, died Jun-05-2016, 68 years old) Indonesia

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Herman Suradiradja was born in Sukabumi and was awarded the IM title in 1976 and the GM title in 1978. In tournaments he was 1st at Primorsko 1977 and 1st= at Plovdiv 1978. He is one of the lowest-rated players ever to attain the grandmaster title.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 81  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Biyiasas vs H Suradiradja 1-0171972Chess Olympiad Final-BB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. H Suradiradja vs J Adamski  ½-½651976Decin-BB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. Bedrich Seliger vs H Suradiradja  0-1431976Decin-BE61 King's Indian
4. H Suradiradja vs C W Pritchett  0-1381976Decin-BB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. W Schinzel vs H Suradiradja  1-0411976Decin-BA15 English
6. H Suradiradja vs S Gross  1-0521976Decin-BB06 Robatsch
7. I Jankovec vs H Suradiradja  1-0431976Decin-BA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
8. H Suradiradja vs V Sejkora  0-1351976Decin-BB07 Pirc
9. F Pithart vs H Suradiradja  0-1381976Decin-BA15 English
10. H Suradiradja vs Meduna  0-1551976Decin-BB08 Pirc, Classical
11. Z Radojevic vs H Suradiradja  1-0511976Decin-BB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
12. H Suradiradja vs M V Ghinda  0-1401976Decin-BB03 Alekhine's Defense
13. U Boensch vs H Suradiradja  1-0401976Decin-BA15 English
14. H Suradiradja vs Z Mikadze  0-1441976Decin-BC05 French, Tarrasch
15. E Gonsior vs H Suradiradja  1-0311976Decin-BB08 Pirc, Classical
16. Jansa vs H Suradiradja 1-0361976StipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. Tseshkovsky vs H Suradiradja  1-0421977AlbenaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
18. R J Sutton vs H Suradiradja  ½-½4019781st Burroughs Computers GrandmasterB33 Sicilian
19. H Suradiradja vs V Small  1-03319781st Burroughs Computers GrandmasterB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. E M Green vs H Suradiradja  ½-½2619781st Burroughs Computers GrandmasterE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
21. H Suradiradja vs Chandler 0-12619781st Burroughs Computers GrandmasterB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. Quinteros vs H Suradiradja  1-01919781st Burroughs Computers GrandmasterE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
23. H Suradiradja vs Rodolfo Cardoso  0-13419781st Burroughs Computers GrandmasterB27 Sicilian
24. R Mascarinas vs H Suradiradja  1-05319781st Burroughs Computers GrandmasterB33 Sicilian
25. J Sampouw vs H Suradiradja  0-15019781st Burroughs Computers GrandmasterE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Oct-14-06  BIDMONFA: Herman Suradiradja


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  stoy: Has Herman given up chess? No games for a while.
Apr-03-11  The Eagles: he is currently playin
Apr-04-11  The Eagles: he is currently playing in TELIN CHESS International Tournament
Jun-29-11  BobCrisp: Robert Murray Jamieson in the <Chess Player's Quarterly>, Dec-Feb, 1978-79, as reproduced in <Chess> magazine, May 1979:

<In round 13 I had the pleasure of playing Asia's newest 'grand master', <Suradiradja> of Indonesia, rating 2330.

<Suradiradja> had the misfortune to finish equal last in the Wellington GM tournament in April 1978 scoring 4.5/12, and then followed this up with another equal last performance at the Jakarta GM tournament scoring 2.5/13. No doubt <Suradiradja> prefers the European climate to the heat of Asia, as he played in 2 tournaments in Bulgaria and scored 2 GM norms! For those of you who have heard the rumours about Bulgarian tournaments no more needs to be said.

Frankly I can't see the point in acquiring paper titles, as surely it is better to known as a strong IM rather than the world's weakest GM? Ask <Balinas>!>

No prizes for guessing the location of Primorsko and Plovdiv.

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  FSR: I remember a humor publication "NOT the British Chess Magazine," which had a question and answer column, with one Q and A along these lines:

<Q. Who is the world's weakest grandmaster?

A. We have referred your question to Herman Suradiradja (Elo 2290), Turkey for further analysis.>

Mar-07-13  asianwarrior: Was there any record in the database of any game he played when he got his GM norms?
Mar-07-13  Abdel Irada: <FSR [quoting]: <Q. Who is the world's weakest grandmaster?>>

Unless he's died recently, the answer is <Vitaly "Queen Odds" Radaikin> of San Francisco, who several times a day proclaimed that title for himself as he held court at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club (a place about whose colorful characters I could write a book).

If he *has* passed on, then the answer could be any or all of the opponents to whom he used to announce, "When I die, you can be number one!"

I have to give Vitaly credit for one thing: He managed to play some of the longest blitz games on record. I once watched one between him and another expert that lasted 45 minutes.

Mar-07-13  Nosnibor: I do not believe that Suradiradja is has weak as the media describe him .I recall him playing in the Hastings Challengers in 1973/74 when he shared a multiple tie for second place with 7/10 having lead for several rounds.This was probably one of the strongest Challengers tournament on record at that time.His play impressed me and his victims included J.Horner,(now an I.M.),D.J.Mabbs,and J.Sampouw and included draws against Robert Bellin(I. M.),John Nunn(later G.M.)R.Malee(I.M.)and also A.Bachtiar.
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  Benzol: His performance in this tournament was somewhat uneven 1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)/Herman Suradiradja
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  FSR: He was rated 2285 in January 2000. He's apparently played in four FIDE-rated tournaments since then, losing rating points each time, and is now rated 2215. That would be low for a FIDE Master, let alone a GM. I'm sure he's declined from his peak, but even at his peak (according to he was only rated 2380. One would expect a GM to have reached 2500 at some point. Indeed, current FIDE regulations require that, and require a 2400 rating for IM.
Sep-19-15  optimal play: <BobCrisp: Robert Murray Jamieson in the <Chess Player's Quarterly>, Dec-Feb, 1978-79, as reproduced in <Chess> magazine, May 1979: ... >

Later that year, Jamieson beat Suradiradja in the Brisbane International Tournament, however surprisingly, Suradiradja beat the eventual winner, Anatoly Lein.

In fact this was Lein's only loss...

[Event "Brisbane International"]
[Site "Brisbane, Australia"]
[EventDate "1979.10.01"]
[Date "1979.??.??"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Suradiradja, Herman"]
[Black "Lein, Anatoly"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2340"]
[BlackElo "2535"]
[ECO "C05"]
[PlyCount "115"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ndf3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nb6 9.Bd3 Bd7 10.Ne2 Be7 11.Kf2 a5 12.g4 f6 13.Kg2 Nb4 14.Bb1 a4 15.f5 Nc4 16.a3 Nc6 17.Nf4 fxe5 18.dxe5 N6xe5 19.Nxe5 Nxe5 20.fxe6 Bc6 21.Qd4 Bf6 22.Nh5 Ng6 23.Nxg7+ Kf8 24.Rf1 Kxg7 25.Rxf6 Qxf6 26.Bh6+ Kxh6 27.Qxf6 d4+ 28.Kg1 Raf8 29.g5+ Kh5 30.Bxg6+ hxg6 31.Qxd4 Rd8 32.Qe5 Rhe8 33.Qe2+ Kxg5 34.Qe3+ Kh5 35.Rf1 Rd5 36.Rf7 Rg5+ 37.Kf2 Rf5+ 38.Rxf5+ gxf5 39.Qe5 Kg6 40.Kg3 Be4 41.Kf4 Re7 42.h4 Rh7 43.e7 Rxh4+ 44.Ke3 Rh3+ 45.Kf2 Bc6 46.e8=Q+ Bxe8 47.Qxe8+ Kg5 48.Qxa4 Rh2+ 49.Kg3 Rxb2 50.Qf4+ Kg6 51.Qd6+ Kh5 52.Qe7 Rb1 53.Qh7+ Kg5 54.Qg7+ Kh5 55.Kf4 Rf1+ 56.Ke5 b5 57.Qg2 Rc1 58.Qh3+ 1-0

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Despite this impressive victory, poor ol' Herman still only finished =9th with 4/10 (+2/=4/-4)

Anyway, I've just noticed his "overall record" on of (+8 -38 =20) so I'd better submit this since he needs every win he can get on this database!

Jun-06-16  redwhitechess: in the day where international chess community lost Viktor Korchnoi, Indonesian first ever GM Herman Suradiradja also passed away. please update the profil. Here some of the writings

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  perfidious: In his memory, I have resubmitted Suradiradja's win over Lein, with a very slight reformatting of the header, in case that is the reason it has not yet made it aboard.
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  sonia91: R.I.P.

FIDE obituary:

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  MissScarlett: <The Curse of the Grandmaster Title>

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  sonia91: Obituary by GM Ian Rogers:
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  wordfunph: rest in peace..
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