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Utut Adianto named chair of Indonesia Chess Association

17th July 2017 | 1.998 Views
Bogor, W Java (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Chess Grandmaster Utut Adianto has been named as chair of the Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi) for the 2017-2021 term during a national congress of the association in Cipayung, Bogor, West Java, on Monday.

Adianto will replace the previous chair Hashim Djojohadikusumo to lead Percasi.

As his initial program, the new chair will focus on imparting coaching on chess at the regional level.

"We know that potential players come from the regions. Hence, we will support them to reach their maximum potential," Adianto said.

The 2017 Percasi National Congress was attended by Djojohadikusumo and representatives of its 34 chess associations at the provincial level.

A national-level chess competition was also held in conjunction with the national congress at Wisma Jaya Raya, Cipayung.(*)