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Irine Kharisma Sukandar
I K Sukandar 
Number of games in database: 802
Years covered: 2001 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2413 (2381 rapid, 2313 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2432

Overall record: +283 -212 =170 (55.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 137 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (150) 
    B42 B30 B90 B32 B48
 French Defense (35) 
    C01 C11 C13 C10 C03
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    D02 A45 D00 A40 A41
 Caro-Kann (35) 
    B18 B13 B15 B17 B12
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C77 C84 C70 C65 C60
 Giuoco Piano (23) 
    C50 C53 C54
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B32 B22 B45 B31 B30
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C84 C77 C99 C91 C69
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E46 E32 E20 E48 E52
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    D02 A45 A46 E00 D05
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (24) 
    C84 C99 C91 C96 C90
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D35 D30 D37 D39
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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
   M Leutwyler vs I K Sukandar, 2017 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Asian Women Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Asian Continental (Women) (2019)
   New Zealand Open (2015)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Turin Olympiad (Women) (2006)
   FIDE Grand Swiss (Women) (2021)
   Calvia Olympiad (Women) (2004)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   Kvika Reykjavik Open (2022)

   🏆 Reykjavik Open
   P Cieslak vs I K Sukandar (Apr-04-23) 0-1
   J Hommer vs I K Sukandar (Apr-02-23) 1-0
   I K Sukandar vs R Kaufman (Apr-01-23) 1-0
   A Tari vs I K Sukandar (Apr-01-23) 1-0
   I K Sukandar vs M Ruiz Buendia (Mar-31-23) 1-0

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(born Apr-07-1992, 31 years old) Indonesia

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Two-time Asian women's champion. She is the first female player from Indonesia to achieve both the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) and International Master (IM) titles. She's graduated from Gunadarma University. She won two gold medals at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games.

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. Sukandar won the Indonesian Women's Chess Championship four times in a row from 2006 to 2010. She has represented Indonesia in five Women's Chess Olympiads from 2004 to 2014, the Women's Asian Team Chess Championship in 2009, the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad in 2007, the 2006 Asian Games, the 2009 Asian Indoor Games, and the 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. She won the individual silver medal on board 3 in the 36th Chess Olympiad in 2004 and bronze in the team blitz chess event at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

Sukandar was joint winner, with Vietnamese player Pham Bich Ngoc, of the under-16 girls' section of the 6th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships in Pattaya, Thailand in June 2005. In the 2006 ASEAN Age Group Championships in Jakarta, she finished clear first in the under-18 girls' division.

In March 2008, Sukandar won the women's event of the 10th Rector Cup in Kharkiv, Ukraine edging out on tiebreak Ukrainian player Galina Breslavska.5 In July 2010, Sukandar shared first place with Indian FM Ramnath Bhuvanesh in the Brunei Invitational IM Tournament, earning an International Master (IM) norm result.

She won the 2012 Asian Women's Chess Championship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Thanks to this victory she qualified to play in the Women's World Championship 2014, which was eventually postponed to 2015, becoming the first Indonesian ever to do so.

In May 2013, Sukandar won the 5th Alexander The Great Open, in Halkidiki, Greece. In December 2013 she won two individual gold medals, for rapid and blitz chess, at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games held in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

In 2014, Sukandar won for the second time the Asian Women's Championship, which was held that year in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. This victory qualified her for the knockout Women's World Championship 2016.

She won the G section (a ten-player round-robin tournament for female students) of the 2015 Moscow Open with a score of 7.5/9, two points ahead of the runner-up, Alina Kashlinskaya.12 At the Women's World Chess Championship 2015, Sukandar was knocked out in the first round by Salome Melia.

In 2016, she shared first place in the Master section of the Continental Class Championships in Herndon, Virginia with Julio Catalino Sadorra, Sergey Erenburg and Priyadharshan Kannappan,13 and won the North Carolina Open with a score of 5/5 points.14

In 2018, she was the best female player at the Doeberl Cup by scoring 5.5/9 points.15 In November 2018, she won the 2018 Hjorth Open by scoring 7.5/9 points

Wikipedia article: Irine Kharisma Sukandar

Last updated: 2022-01-08 04:15:21

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 840  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Toh Li Cheng vs I K Sukandar  1-0792001ASEAN-ch U10 Girls 2ndA22 English
2. I K Sukandar vs Khye Theng Wan  1-0602001ASEAN-ch U10 Girls 2ndB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. I K Sukandar vs Thi Kim Tuyen Ngo  0-1652001ASEAN-ch U10 Girls 2ndC02 French, Advance
4. Khye Theng Wan vs I K Sukandar  1-0652001ASEAN-ch U10 Girls 2ndA04 Reti Opening
5. I K Sukandar vs Farhana Shreen  1-0262001ASEAN-ch U10 Girls 2ndB50 Sicilian
6. Farhana Shreen vs I K Sukandar  0-1302001ASEAN-ch U10 Girls 2ndC54 Giuoco Piano
7. Thi Kim Tuyen Ngo vs I K Sukandar  1-0182001ASEAN-ch U10 Girls 2ndC55 Two Knights Defense
8. Dieu Hoa Ngo vs I K Sukandar  1-0302001ASEAN-ch U10 Girls 2ndC50 Giuoco Piano
9. Toh Li Cheng vs I K Sukandar  1-0512001ASEAN-ch U10 Girls 2ndA22 English
10. I K Sukandar vs Dieu Hoa Ngo  1-0502001ASEAN-ch U10 Girls 2ndC50 Giuoco Piano
11. Bich Ngoc Pham vs I K Sukandar  1-0422002ASEAN-ch3 U12 GirlsC50 Giuoco Piano
12. May Li Rolles vs I K Sukandar  1-0492002ASEAN-ch3 U12 GirlsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Diep Mai Thien Kim Ngoc vs I K Sukandar  1-0332002ASEAN-ch3 U12 GirlsC50 Giuoco Piano
14. Khye Theng Wan vs I K Sukandar  1-0282002ASEAN-ch3 U12 GirlsC25 Vienna
15. I K Sukandar vs Jeslin Tay Li Jin  1-0302002ASEAN-ch3 U12 GirlsB72 Sicilian, Dragon
16. Suzanna Sia Xin Yun vs I K Sukandar  ½-½292002ASEAN-ch3 U12 GirlsC53 Giuoco Piano
17. I K Sukandar vs K Cunanan  1-0582002ASEAN-ch3 U12 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
18. I K Sukandar vs Ngan Nguyen Thuy Bao  1-0602002ASEAN-ch3 U12 GirlsC50 Giuoco Piano
19. I K Sukandar vs Tien Ho Thi Anh  1-0372002ASEAN-ch3 U12 GirlsC50 Giuoco Piano
20. I K Sukandar vs D Dave  1-0432003Wch U12 GirlsB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
21. K Ramya vs I K Sukandar  1-0552003Wch U12 GirlsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. I K Sukandar vs I Aliaga Fernandez  1-0262003Wch U12 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. I K Sukandar vs E Moernaut  0-1452003Wch U12 GirlsC02 French, Advance
24. J Dobrzenski vs I K Sukandar  0-1602003Wch U12 GirlsC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Selina Khoo vs I K Sukandar  0-1452003Wch U12 GirlsC23 Bishop's Opening
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 840  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. :-)

May-17-15  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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