Sunday, August 05, 2018

Irine champion of Borneo International Chess Championship 2018

Posted by GilaChess

Arguably Indonesia most travelled WGM/IM Irene Sukandar Kharisma won the Borneo event after tie-break with IM Nouri Hamed. Irine started with an incredible 7 consecutive wins in a row but had to concede one game to IM Pascua Haridas in Round 8. She drew Malaysia current highest rated player IM Yeoh Li Tian in the final round.

The 2 day event was held in Kota Kinabalu from 4-5 August 2018. The event saw a strong field of 7 IMs and Irine bagged the cash prize USD 1500 for her efforts.

Photo credits: Norazwan Kamarulzaman