“Of course, I’m happy (to be named Indonesian’s first WGM) and very grateful to God Almighty,” said Irene, adding that she hoped that her achievement will encourage other Indonesian women.

She officially receive her title last week while competing in the Singapore Open chess tournament.

She attained her norm at the Dresden Chess Olympiad last month and is the first Indonesian women in history to receive FIDE’s highest title for women.

Source: http://news.gilachess.com/2009/03/wgm-irene-sukhandar/

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