Indonesia Takes Lead on First Day of Rapids
The Rapid Match has gotten underway at the Grand Ballroom of the Sekolah Catur Utut Adianto with the first two rounds being played and Indonesia has taken the lead with 5.5 points again 2.5 for France and so just needs 3 from 8 points available in tomorrows matches to win the Rapid match.
In the first round, wins from Medina Warda Aulia and Dewi AA Citra made up for an out of sorts Irine Kharisma Sukandar to win 2.5-1.5 and in the second round, it was Medina with her second win together with Irine bouncing back with sheer determination that sealed a 3-1 victory. (For full details, please go to http://chess-results.com/tnr87732.aspx?art=2&lan=1).
Indonesian National Player, Federation Official (and Sponsor), and Foreign Coach in animated discussion during the Rapid Match