Sun-Herald, April 8, 2001

Denny Juswanto has come a long way since his unpleasant introduction to international chess in 1993.

Juswanto, then 34, found himself a sacrificial lamb in the 1993 Jakarta Zonal, unwillingly forced by local administrators to throw a game to compatriot Utut Adianto in order to help Adianto qualify for the World Championship Interzonal.

The plan failed, but Juswanto made clear his displeasure on and off the chessboard. He lost the game as required but did so by playing as passively as possible and had a friend tell the non-Indonesian players precisely what was happening.

Fortunately the incident only seemed to make Juswanto more determined to succeed. He has become a regular in the Indonesian national team and this week secured his first Grandmaster result by winning the Wotulo Memorial tournament in Jakarta.

(Max Wotulo, one of Indonesia's first master strength players and a major figure in the Asia-Pacific chess world, died last year. Wotulo was a lecturer at Gunadarma University in Jakarta and the University, which had helped Wotulo organise many top level tournament, also hosted this year's Memorial tournament.)

"Juswanto was the player of the tournament," said Australian GM Darryl Johansen who lost to Juswanto after allowing himself to become distracted by a noisy Christian revival meeting in a room adjacent to the playing hall. "Juswanto had some luck but it was luck typical of a player who knows he is playing well."

Juswanto also had Johansen to thank for his victory, the Australian beating early leader Krunoslav Hulak late in the event to push Hulak into second place and take third himself.

Jakarta 2001
White: D.Johansen
Black: K.Hulak
Opening: Bogo-Indian Defence

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 0-0 5.a3 Bxd2+ 6.Bxd2 Ne4 7.g3 d6 8.Bg2 a5 9.b3 c5?!

9...f5 looks more healthy.

10.Be3 Nd7 11.0-0 f5 12.Qd3 Ra6 13.Nd2 Nef6 14.Rfd1 Ng4 15.dxc5 dxc5 16.Nf3 Qe8 17.Bc1!? e5 18.Bb2 Ndf6 19.Ne1! (Diagram) Ne4!?

Hulak sees a chance and goes for it; Johansen is now forced to weather a tactical storm.

20.f3! Rd6!

20...Nef2 21.Qd5+ Be6 22.Qxb7 Nxd1 23.Rxd1 turns out well for White.

21.Qb1 Nd2 22.Rxd2?

22.fxg4! Nxb1 23.Rxd6 was correct.

22...Rxd2 23.fxg4 fxg4?

After 23...Rxe2! Black's attack could be serious; now Black is losing.

24.Nd3 e4 25.Qc1! Rxe2 26.Qc3! Rxb2

Otherwise 27.Nf4 wins.

27.Nxb2 Bf5 28.Rd1 h5 29.Qe3 Qe5 30.Na4 b6 31.Nxb6 h4 32.gxh4 1-0

Wotulo Memorial Leading final scores: 1.Juswanto(Ina) 9.5/13; 2.Hulak(Cro) 9; 3.Johansen(Aus) 8; 4.Sasikiran(Ind), Zaw Win Lay(Bur), Liu Dede(Ina), Kosasih(Ina) 7.5.

April 2001 FIDE World Rankings Top 20
1.Kasparov (Rus) 2822;
2.Kramnik (Rus) 2802;
3.Anand (Ind) 2794;
4.Adams (Eng) 2750;
5.Morozevich (Rus) 2749;
6.Leko (Hun) 2739;
7.Ivanchuk (Ukr) 2731;
8.Shirov (Spa) 2727;
9.Gelfand (Isr) 2712;
10.Bareev (Rus) 2709;
11.Topalov(Bul) 2707;
12.Svidler (Rus) 2695;
=13.Karpov (Rus), Kasimdzhanov (Uzb) 2693;
15.Smirin (Isr) 2691;
16.Khalifman (Rus) 2690;
17.M.Gurevich (Bel) 2688;
18.Dreev (Rus) 2685;
=19.Polgar (Hun), Georgiev (Bul), Short (Eng), Bologan (Mda) 2676.