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Herman Suradiradja
Number of games in database: 115
Years covered: 1966 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2179
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380

Overall record: +17 -58 =40 (32.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B97 B83 B99 B61 B96
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C77 C69 C61 C64 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B97 B99 B96
 Sicilian Scheveningen (5) 
    B83 B81 B84
 Robatsch (5) 
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (4) 
    B61 B67 B62
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B33 B30 B67 B88 B22
 King's Indian (10) 
    E82 E80 E61 E91 E93
 English (6) 
    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)
   Brisbane (1979)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)

   🏆 Indonesia Open
   H Suradiradja vs D Saduakassova (Oct-11-13) 0-1
   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 5; games 1-25 of 117  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Suradiradja vs H D Holmes  ½-½281966Havana Olympiad Final-BC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
2. H Suradiradja vs R Beyen  ½-½211966Havana Olympiad Final-BC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
3. W Baumgartner vs H Suradiradja  ½-½511966Havana Olympiad Final-BE01 Catalan, Closed
4. M Rantanen vs H Suradiradja  1-0401966Havana Olympiad Final-BE17 Queen's Indian
5. H Suradiradja vs N Divinsky  ½-½211966Havana Olympiad Final-BC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. W Balcerowski vs H Suradiradja  0-1581966Havana Olympiad Final-BE17 Queen's Indian
7. H Suradiradja vs O Kinnmark  0-1291966Havana Olympiad Final-BC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
8. H Suradiradja vs P Garcia Toledo  ½-½301972Skopje Olympiad Final-BB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
9. G Estevez Morales vs H Suradiradja  0-1231972Skopje Olympiad Final-BB58 Sicilian
10. P Biyiasas vs H Suradiradja 1-0171972Skopje Olympiad Final-BB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. R Hoen vs H Suradiradja  ½-½201972Skopje Olympiad Final-BB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. H Suradiradja vs P Markland  ½-½271972Skopje Olympiad Final-BB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
13. H Suradiradja vs C Micheli  1-0381972Skopje Olympiad Final-BB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
14. J Minaya Molano vs H Suradiradja  ½-½321972Skopje Olympiad Final-BB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. N Skalkotas vs H Suradiradja  1-0471972Skopje Olympiad Final-BA10 English
16. H Suradiradja vs J Adamski  ½-½651976Decin-BB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. Bedrich Seliger vs H Suradiradja  0-1431976Decin-BE61 King's Indian
18. H Suradiradja vs C Pritchett  0-1381976Decin-BB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. W Schinzel vs H Suradiradja  1-0411976Decin-BA15 English
20. H Suradiradja vs S Gross  1-0521976Decin-BB06 Robatsch
21. I Jankovec vs H Suradiradja  1-0431976Decin-BA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
22. H Suradiradja vs V Sejkora  0-1351976Decin-BB07 Pirc
23. F Pithart vs H Suradiradja  0-1381976Decin-BA15 English
24. H Suradiradja vs Meduna  0-1551976Decin-BB08 Pirc, Classical
25. Z Radojevic vs H Suradiradja  1-0511976Decin-BB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
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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.
Jun-07-16  sonia91: R.I.P.

FIDE obituary:

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  MissScarlett: <The Curse of the Grandmaster Title>

Jul-01-16  sonia91: Obituary by GM Ian Rogers:
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  wordfunph: rest in peace..

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