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Utut Adianto Wahyuwidayat (born 16 March 1965) is an Indonesian chess player and politician. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1986. He serves as the deputy speaker of the People's Representative Council since March 2018.

Utut Adianto
Wakil Ketua DPR Utut Adianto.jpg
Deputy Speaker of People's Representative Council
In office
20 March 2018 – 1 October 2019
Member of People's Representative Council
from Central Java
Assumed office
1 October 2009
Personal details
Born (1965-03-16) 16 March 1965 (age 54)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Political partyPDI-P
Alma materPadjadjaran University
Utut Adianto
Utut Adianto Wahyuwidayat.jpg
Full nameUtut Adianto Wahyuwidayat
TitleGrandmaster (1986)
FIDE rating2566 (December 2019)
Peak rating2615 (January 1998)


Born in Jakarta, Utut Adianto learned the game of chess at the age of six. He won the Jakarta Junior Championship at the age of 12. In 1982, he won the Indonesian Chess Championship. He was awarded the title Grandmaster in 1986, becoming at the time the youngest Indonesian to do so at the age of 21 years. Since then, Susanto Megaranto has become a grandmaster at the age of 17 years. Between 1995 and 1999 Adianto maintained an Elo rating over 2600.[1]

In 1999, he participated in the FIDE world championship in Las Vegas, held with the knockout format, losing to Daniel Fridman in the first round.[citation needed]

Utut Adianto is chairman of the Indonesian Chess Federation (PERCASI).[2] With Machnan R. Kamaluddin, Eka Putra Wirya and Kristianus Liem, he founded a chess school in Indonesia, which has produced several national players.

In 2005, Adianto was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.[3]

On 9 May 2009, he was elected to the People's Representative Council, the lower house of Indonesia's bicameral parliament. He became deputy speaker of the body on 20 March 2018.[4][5]

Sample gameEdit

In the game below, Adianto beats four-time U.S. chess champion Alexander Shabalov:[6]

  • White: Shabalov
  • Black: Adianto

Game played in New York, 1993, Caro-Kann Defense

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3 Nc6 8.dxc5 Nxe5 9.Nf4 a6 10.Qe2 Nf6 11.O-O-O Be7 12.Bg2 Nexg4 13.Nfxd5 exd5 14.Nxd5 Nxd5 15.Qxg4 O-O 16.Bxd5 Qc7 17.f4 Rad8 18.Rhe1 Qa5 19.Bf2 Bxc5 20.Re5 Qa4 21.Bb3 Rxd1+ 22.Kxd1 Rd8+ 23.Kc1 Qb4 24.Be1 Qd4 25.a3 Bxa3 26.c3 Qb6 27.Qh4 Bd6 28.Rd5 Re8 29.f5 Qxb3 30.Rxd6 Bxf5 31.Rd2 Qa2 0-1


  1. ^ "Profil Drs Utut Adianto". VIVA (in Indonesian). Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  2. ^ "PERSONALIA PB PERCASI". Percasi. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  3. ^ Global Chess Academy - FIDE Certified Trainers
  4. ^ Erdianto, Kristian (20 March 2018). "Utut Adianto Resmi Menjabat Wakil Ketua DPR RI". KOMPAS (in Indonesian). Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  5. ^ "House to Inaugurate New Deputy Speaker". MetroTV News. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Alexander Shabalov vs Utut Adianto (1993)". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016.

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