Arovah Bachtiar

Arovah Bachtiar (born 25 March 1934) is an Indonesian International master (IM) (1978). He is a four-times Indonesian Chess Championship winner (1953, 1962, 1967, 1971).

Arovah Bachtiar
Arovah Bachtiar in 1966
Born (1934-03-25) 25 March 1934 (age 87)
TitleInternational Master (IM) (1978)


From the early 1950s to the second half of the 1970s, Arovah Bachtiar was one of Indonesia's leading chess players. He four time won Indonesian Chess Championship: in 1953, 1962, 1967, and 1971. In September 1963, Arovah Bachtiar participated in World Chess Championship South-East Asian Zonal Tournament in Jakarta where shared 1st–2nd place with Béla Berger but lost additional match.[1] Arovah Bachtiar participated twice more in World Chess Championship Zonal Tournaments (1972, 1975) but no longer repeated this success.[2]

Arovah Bachtiar played for Indonesia in the Chess Olympiads:[3]

Arovah Bachtiar played for Indonesia in the Men's Asian Team Chess Championships:[4]

  • In 1974, at first board in the 1st Asian Team Chess Championship in Penang (+3, =2, -1) and won team and individual bronze medals,
  • In 1979, at reserve board in the 3rd Asian Team Chess Championship in Singapore (+3, =1, -0) and won team bronze and individual gold medals.

In 1978, Arovah Bachtiar awarded the FIDE International Master (IM) title.


  1. ^ "The World Chess Championship Zonals 1963-1966 (C06)".
  2. ^ "OlimpBase :: All-Time Player History :: Bachtiar, Arovah".
  3. ^ "OlimpBase :: Men's Chess Olympiads :: Arovah Bachtiar".
  4. ^ "OlimpBase :: Men's Asian Team Chess Championship :: Arovah Bachtiar".

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