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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Grand Master Edhi Handoko passes away


The Departure Of A Pearl
Indonesian chess suffered a sudden loss on Tuesday when Grand Master Edhi Handoko,48 years old died at the Cibinong Hospital in Bogor,West Java Province,following a heart attack.Edhi will be buried at Bonoloyo Cemetery in Solo,Central Java Province, on Sunday.he left behind a wife and 2 sons,hopefully family given perseverance

began his career in the mid-1970s,also earned his National Master title in 1978, before progressing to both FIDE Master and International Master 1982.He then became Indonesia’s fourth Grand Master in 1994 after reaching an Elo rating of 2,495.

Source:http://www.thejakartaglobe.com

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