IRINE KHARISMA SUKANDAR

CHESS PLAYER

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Born: April 7, 1992 From: Jakarta

Irine started play­ing chess when seven years old and com­peted in her first in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment when aged nine. She qual­i­fied for the 2003 SEA Games when aged just 11 – mak­ing her the youngest par­tic­i­pant ever – and won a sil­ver medal. She was not al­lowed to own a mo­bile phone in her early teens, as her par­ents wanted her to fo­cus on chess. Irine is the first fe­male chess player from In­done­sia to hold both the Woman Grand­mas­ter and In­ter­na­tional Mas­ter ti­tles. She won the In­done­sian Women's Chess Cham­pi­onship four times in a row from 2006 to 2010. She has rep­re­sented In­done­sia in five Women's Chess Olympiads from 2004 to 2014. She has won nu­mer­ous in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ments, in­clud­ing the 2012 and 2014 Asian Women's Chess Cham­pi­onship. She was the first In­done­sian to qual­ify for the Women's World Cham­pi­onship. She won two in­di­vid­ual gold medals, for rapid and blitz chess, at the 2013 SEA Games in Myan­mar. She re­cently gained a mas­ter’s de­gree in In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions from Web­ster Univer­sity in Saint Louis.

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