Jakarta – May 23, 2022. Aditya Bagus Arfan, one of talented chess athletes fostered by UT through UT Inspiring Youth program, has officially held FIDE Master title from International Chess Federation as applied by  PB Percasi. Adit’s rating has exceeded 2300 in February 2022 after winning the SCUA Rated tournament with a perfect score of 9 points from 9 rounds, therefore increased his rating by 84 points from 2235 to 2319.

On May 24–29 2022, supported by UT, Adit departed to Vietnam to pursue a higher title by competing 9 rounds in Hanoi IM Tournament at Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Center. In the tournament, Adit will compete agaisnt GM, IM, FM and WIM titled chess players from India, the Philippines, Ukraine and the host Vietnam.

To collect his first IM Norma, Adit needs 7 points. Although challenging, Adit who has been long time trained by GM Andrei Kovalev, has shown promising progress. Let’s support Adit to deliver his best performance and be the pride of Indonesia in international scene.