The performance of World Grand Master (WGM) Medina Warna Aulia at JAPFA Rapid, Blitz & Blind Chess Tournament 2019 at SCUA, Bekasi Sunday (10/20/2019) invited PB Percasi to worry.
In the dual battle at the JAPFA chess tournament, Medina competed with Mongolian chess player IM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs. The tense match ended with a 3-3 draw.
Unfortunately, Medina’s performance won criticism from PB Percasi’s Head of Defense and Achievement, Kristianus Liem. In his commentary he highlighted Medina’s mentality which had wavered in the match. Even though he felt the youngest WGM in Indonesia had performed quite well and had the potential to win the match.
“You can see that Medina actually played well, but she seemed to have panicked when faced with a strong chess player like the Mongolian chess player,” said Kristianus, as quoted by Antara.com.
Kristianus hopes that this problem can be resolved soon, the article being able to become a champion of skills and techniques is not enough, but also accompanied mentally. Especially at the SEA Games later Medina will face reliable chess players from Vietnam or the Philippines.
“Later we will improve our chess players, especially mental problems later,” he added.
On the other hand Medina said a 3-3 draw was the best he could give. Not satisfied until there he planned to do training to finalize his preparations ahead of the 2019 SEA Games later.
“Yesterday was tested in Switzerland and later there will be another try out abroad,” said the UI student.
WGM Medina Warna Aulia is one of the mainstay of Indonesia Chess Asosiation (Percasi) at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines. At a young age, Medina has experienced national and international competitions. She was even awarded the title of youngest Female Grand Master in Indonesia. He won the title when he was 16 years 2 months.
Inevitably Percasi put high hopes on the virgin born on July 7, 1997 to gain a medal at the SEA Games in the Philippines.