Figure 1. All Participants with G.M. Utut Ardianto

On Saturday, 11 August 2018, The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center held the 3rd Junior Chess Championship “The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Trophy.” There were 58 participants in the competition. They came from various regions, such as DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Banten, West Sumatera Barat, Central Kalimantan, DI Yogyakarta and also India.

The event was opened by Mr. Inka B. Yusgiantor, as Head of the Supervisory Board of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) and then continued with an opening remark by G.M. Utut Ardianto. Both Mr. Inka B. Yusgiantoro and G.M. Utut Ardianto agreed that this event could give a special spot for future junior chess athletes in Indonesia. Additionally, Mr. Purnomo Yusgiantoro as the Founder of PYC also mentioned that the event was intended to be an opportunity and a trigger for other similar competitions for children as they can prepare themselves to be future chess athletes.

The event continued with Samantha Edithso, who won in the last PYC chess competition, returned Purnomo Yusgiantoro Trophy back to Mr. Purnomo Yusgiantoro. Samantha was also the 1st Winner of FIDE World Championship 2018 in the U-10 Category. In this occasion, Samantha and Mr. Purnomo Yusgiantoro played a chess round to symbolize the opening of the competition.

The winners for this year’s competition was Morado Simanjuntak (DKI Jakarta) came out as the 1st winner, Miracle Carang Gesang (Jawa Barat) as the 2nd winner, Ahmad Muzaki (Sumatera Barat) as the 3rd winner, Muh. Khairul Siddiq (Jawa Tengah) as the 4th winner, Aura Cahyati Alifan (Jawa Barat) as the 5th winner and followed by Nuriya Ramadhani (DKI Jakarta), Uriel Sidabutar (DKI Jakarta), Hasbi Subagyo Putra (Jawa Barat), Aliya Alifia Husada (Jawa Barat) and also Andreas Tio Parulian T. (DKI Jakarta), consecutively as the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th winner.

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