Aston Taminsyah[ edit ]

Aston Taminsyah (b. 1997) from Indonesia, is a chess prodigy who won the first World School Chess Championship, U8 Category, in Halkidiki, Greece, in April 2005. Here´s his win against Fernando Spada of USA, who finished clear second (moves given in Algebraic chess notation):

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 c5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bd3 Qb6 7. Na4 Qc7 8. cxd5 exd5 9. dxc5 Bd7 10. O-O Nb4 11. Nc3 Nxd3 12. Qxd3 Qxc5 13. Rd1 Bc6 14. Ne5 Bd6 15. Nxc6 bxc6 16. e4 Ng4 17. Be3 Nxe3 18. Qxe3 Qxe3 19. fxe3 Rd8 20. exd5 cxd5 21. Rxd5 O-O 22. Rad1 Be7 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Rxd8+ Bxd8 25. Kf2 f5 26. Ke2 Kf7 27. Kd3 Ke6 28. Kc4 Ke5 29. Nd5 Ke4 30. b4 Ke5 31. a4 Kd6 32. a5 a6 33. Nc3 Kc6 34. Na4 Kb7 35. Nc5+ Ka7 36. Kd5 Bf6 37. Kc4 g5 38. Kd5 Bc3 39. Nd3 Kb7 40. Ke6 f4 41. exf4 gxf4 42. Kf5 Bd2 {61 moves} 1-0

Aston started playing chess when he was five. He won the Hong Kong National Chess Championship Under-7 Category in 2003.

In 2004, Aston won the Singapore National Chess Championship Under-7 Category in 2004.

Aston, at 7 years 7 months, is probably the world´s youngest player to be awarded the FIDE Master Candidate title.

Aston belongs to the Indonesian National Youth Squad. He got much of his chess training from the prominent Chess School in Indonesia (Sekolah Catur Utut Adianto ), a school named after the # 1 chess player GM Utut Adianto in Indonesia.

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