Utut Adianto, born in Jakarta on March 16, 1965, was the first Indonesian Grandmaster (1986) and the best chess player in Indonesia. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 16, 1965. He learned the game of chess at the age of six. He won the Jakarta Junior Championship at age 12. He won the Indonesian national championship in 1982. He tied for 1st place at the San Francisco International in 1987. In 2000 he won the gold medal at the chess Olympiad for the best performance at board 1.
His highest rating has been 2663. Between 1990 and 1995, he was the second strongest Asian chess player, after Anand. He is the Chairman of the Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi).
In 2005, he was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.
In 2009, he was elected to the Indonesian Senate.
His current Elo rating is 2548 (April 2009).