Utut Adianto

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Utut Adianto
Utut Adianto Wahyuwidayat.jpg
Full name Utut Adianto Wahyuwidayat
Country  Indonesia
Born (1965-03-16) 16 March 1965 (age 52)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Title Grandmaster (1986)
FIDE rating 2566 (March 2017)
Peak rating 2615 (January 1998)

Utut Adianto Wahyuwidayat (born 16 March 1965 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is an Indonesian chess Grandmaster. He is Indonesia's top-rated player of all-time with an Elo rating of 2548.


Utut Adianto learned the game of chess at the age of six. He won the Jakarta Junior Championship at the age of 12. In 1982, he won the Indonesian Chess Championship. He was awarded the GM title in 1986, becoming at the time the youngest Indonesian to do so at the age of 21 years. Since then, Susanto Megaranto has become a GM at the age of 17 years. Between 1995 and 1999 Adianto maintained an Elo rating over 2600.

In 1999, he participated in the FIDE Knock-out world chess championship in Las Vegas, losing to Daniel Fridman in the first round.

Utut Adianto is chairman of the Indonesian Chess Federation (PERCASI). With Machnan R. Kamaluddin, Eka Putra Wirya and Kristianus Liem, he founded a chess school in Indonesia, which has produced several national players.

In 2005, Adianto was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.[1]

On 9 May 2009, he was elected to the Regional Representative Council, the upper house of Indonesia's bicameral parliament.[2]

Sample game[edit]

In the game below, Adianto beats four-time U.S. chess champion Alexander Shabalov:[3]

  • White: Shabalov
  • Black: Adianto

Game played in New York, 1993, Caro-Kann Defense

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3 Nc6 8.dxc5 Nxe5 9.Nf4 a6 10.Qe2 Nf6 11.O-O-O Be7 12.Bg2 Nexg4 13.Nfxd5 exd5 14.Nxd5 Nxd5 15.Qxg4 O-O 16.Bxd5 Qc7 17.f4 Rad8 18.Rhe1 Qa5 19.Bf2 Bxc5 20.Re5 Qa4 21.Bb3 Rxd1+ 22.Kxd1 Rd8+ 23.Kc1 Qb4 24.Be1 Qd4 25.a3 Bxa3 26.c3 Qb6 27.Qh4 Bd6 28.Rd5 Re8 29.f5 Qxb3 30.Rxd6 Bxf5 31.Rd2 Qa2 0-1


  1. ^ Global Chess Academy - FIDE Certified Trainers
  2. ^ "Chess Grandmaster Utut Adianto elected Senator". Chessbase. 7 May 2009. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Alexander Shabalov vs Utut Adianto (1993)". Chessgames.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. 

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