The Indonesian team for the chess sport, was able to proudly carry the name of the country, after they finally qualified for the main round in the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad 2020 tournament (World Chess Olympiad). This success was carved, after previously the national chess team passed the preliminary round last week, they will compete in pool A in the Main Division which is inhabited by 10 countries.
After passing the preliminary round, the Indonesian online chess national team will challenge nine competing countries from various continents. The struggle of the Indonesian Team in the Main Division of the Chess Olympiad will be carried out on 21-23 August 2020. The pool occupied by the Indonesian Team is not easy, because it is inhabited by a number of countries with a strong chess tradition. Such as China, India and Vietnam.
According to the captain of the national chess team, Kristianus Liem, the competition in Pool A will be fierce. Because actually all opponents, he predicts will have the advantage. It is likely that Indonesia will only be above the African representative, namely Zimbabwe.
“The power is evenly distributed based on the pool sharing rating. However, the competition is tough because there are China, India and Uzbekistan who are the champions of Asia, “said Kristianus Liem, quoted from Okezone.com.
The fierce competition with almost all the opponents of the Indonesian Team, made the General Chair of the Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi), GM Utut Adianto, targeting that his team would only enter the top seven in the world.
It’s just that Kristianus Liem keeps his mind set, and works hard to bring the team he leads to be in a better position than the target set by GM Utut Adianto.
“This time it’s very hard. Mr. Utut to say even in the top seven is already great. But, we will try our best to be higher than seven, “he added.
The Indonesian Online Chess National Team will bring down their best strength in the Pool A Main Division FIDE Online Chess Olympiad 2020 competition. Names such as GM (Grand Master) Susanto Megaranto and IM (International Master) Irine Kharisma Sukandar are ready to bring Indonesia to fight.