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Haji Ardiansyah
Number of games in database: 262
Years covered: 1969 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2325
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +74 -111 =77 (42.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B83 B59 B84 B87 B32
 King's Indian (12) 
    E69 E62 E63 E64 E67
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A46 D02 A41 A45
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C96 C84 C63 C64 C82
 Pirc (7) 
    B07 B08
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B92 B90 B96 B99 B97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B93 B90 B47 B94 B92
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B93 B92 B94 B91
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (11) 
    D25 D20 D24 D27
 English (10) 
    A17 A15 A13 A14 A16
 King's Indian (7) 
    E62 E95 E91 E83 E90
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B47 B46 B48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Suyud vs H Ardiansyah, 2012 0-1
   E Gereben vs H Ardiansyah, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Anand vs H Ardiansyah, 1986 0-1
   H Ardiansyah vs H Suradiradja, 1978 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1974)
   Rubinstein Memorial 21st (1983)
   Brisbane (1979)
   First Lady's Cup (1982)
   First Lady's Cup (1983)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

   🏆 2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship
   J P Gomez vs H Ardiansyah (Oct-17-12) 1-0
   H Ardiansyah vs S M Shyam (Oct-16-12) 1/2-1/2
   H Ardiansyah vs Van Huy Nguyen (Oct-15-12) 0-1
   H Suyud vs H Ardiansyah (Oct-15-12) 0-1
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs H Ardiansyah (Oct-13-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-05-1951, died Oct-28-2017, 65 years old) Indonesia

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(Haji) Herman Ardiansyah was awarded the GM title in 1986 and tied for first at Jakarta that same year.

Last updated: 2021-04-27 07:30:16

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 265  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Wotulo vs H Ardiansyah  1-0451969South-East Asian zonalA17 English
2. H Ardiansyah vs E De Castro  1-0401969South-East Asian zonalB41 Sicilian, Kan
3. H Ardiansyah vs T I Shaw  0-1531969South-East Asian zonalC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
4. H Ardiansyah vs Keene  ½-½551970Siegen Olympiad qual-2B06 Robatsch
5. H Ardiansyah vs O Ulvestad  ½-½701970Siegen Olympiad qual-2B07 Pirc
6. Suttles vs H Ardiansyah 0-1431970Siegen Olympiad qual-2A07 King's Indian Attack
7. H Ardiansyah vs Ivkov  0-1321970Siegen Olympiad qual-2C19 French, Winawer, Advance
8. E Gereben vs H Ardiansyah ½-½711970Siegen Olympiad qual-2A45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Ujtumen vs H Ardiansyah  1-0401970Siegen Olympiad qual-2B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. A Dueckstein vs H Ardiansyah  1-0271970Siegen Olympiad Final-BB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. H Ardiansyah vs Browne  0-1601970Siegen Olympiad Final-BB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. B Jansson vs H Ardiansyah  1-0461970Siegen Olympiad Final-BE09 Catalan, Closed
13. H Ardiansyah vs K S Ojanen  1-0341970Siegen Olympiad Final-BB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. H Ardiansyah vs Larsen 0-1411970Siegen Olympiad Final-BB06 Robatsch
15. S Kagan vs H Ardiansyah  1-0561970Siegen Olympiad Final-BB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
16. J Adamski vs H Ardiansyah  1-0311970Siegen Olympiad Final-BE16 Queen's Indian
17. H Ardiansyah vs C Cuartas Bedoya  ½-½781970Siegen Olympiad Final-BB32 Sicilian
18. H Ardiansyah vs E Scholl  ½-½171970Siegen Olympiad Final-BC56 Two Knights
19. Portisch vs H Ardiansyah  ½-½471972Skopje Olympiad qual-3E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
20. H Ardiansyah vs T Wibe  0-1341972Skopje Olympiad qual-3B06 Robatsch
21. H Ardiansyah vs W Schmidt  ½-½601972Skopje Olympiad qual-3B44 Sicilian
22. O Rodriguez Vargas vs H Ardiansyah  ½-½381972Skopje Olympiad Final-BB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
23. V Adhami vs H Ardiansyah  ½-½411972Skopje Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
24. H Ardiansyah vs R Beyen  1-0241972Skopje Olympiad Final-BC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
25. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-0581972Skopje Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-12-04  weirdoid: Seems that all the Ardiansyahs here (Ardiansyah Haji, Ardiansyah H, and Herman Ardiansyah - did I miss any Ardiansyahs?) are the same individuals. My uncle (who lived in Indonesia back in late '70s and early '80s) told me that he was the strongest player in Indonesia at that time, and was considered something of Indonesian golden boy of chess (I think he said A. was already an IM in his late teenage - was quite an achievement those days, unlike now where teenage GMs are the norm). However, A. had hard times getting a GM norm, and by 1986 (when he finally did become a GM) he was already surpassed by Utut Adianto as Indonesia's No. 1.

Also, I doubt that his name was in fact anything more than simply "Ardiansyah". Many (most?) Indonesians only have one name, and "Haji" is some sort of honorary religious title it seems. Any info on this is welcome! Regards, w

Jul-15-05  GreaseMonkey: Here I really risk being put right - but isn't a Haj an honorary title for a Muslim who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca. Hence weirdoid is correct - I think!? Expert advice of course very welcome
Aug-30-08  myschkin: . . .

National champion 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976. IM 1969. GM 1986.

The second Indonesian GM. A prolific chess writer, the late Ds FKN Harahap, wrote that Ardiansyah was one of the best Indonesian chess player ever (the others were Tan Hoan Liong aka Tan Hiong Liong and Baris M Hutagalung). He possesses world class tactical skill and amazing fantasies. But lack of understandings of many modern-and-not-so-modern openings, sometimes-anti-positional approaches, and above all erratic form prevent him to break 2500, not to mention 2600, rating barrier. His games in 1st First Lady Cup 1982 probably best reflect the aforementioned.


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  Troller: <Also, I doubt that his name was in fact anything more than simply "Ardiansyah". Many (most?) Indonesians only have one name, and "Haji" is some sort of honorary religious title it seems. Any info on this is welcome! >

Funny, I have until now only known this guy as "Ardijansah". Former president of AIPE (chess journalists' association) Svend Novrup called him "the man without a given name". I suppose he was right.

Dec-05-11  BIDMONFA: Herman Ardiansyah


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  technical draw: Happy 60th birthday, uh, Herman.
Mar-30-13  Abdel Irada: <isn't a Haj an honorary title for a Muslim who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca.>

That is nearly correct. The pilgrimage itself is called the Hajj; hence one who has made it is called Hajji or Haji.

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  Stonehenge: RIP GM Ardiansyah:

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