Istanbul Besiktas win the Turkish League by three points

7/23/2012 – The team, which fielded Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Rauf Mamedov, Dragan Solak, Muzychuk Mariya and others, won twelve matches and drew just one, against second placed Istanbul Teknik, with Viktor Bologan, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Ipatov, Mustafa Yilmaz and Elisabeth Paehtz. There were prizes and medals for many different groups, as you will see in our illustrated final report.

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The Turkish Is Bank Chess League was held in the Konya Rixos Hotel (Turkey) from July 10th until July 22nd, 2012. This year, near 300 players from 14 clubs are participating in this event. The Turkish Team Championship (1st Chess League) was inaugurated in 1995. In 2004, it changed its name to Super League, but after the Turkish Isbank assumed sponsorship in 2006, the name was changed once more to the Turkish Isbank Chess League.

Istanbul Besiktas win the Turkish League by three points

In the final round of the championship Istanbul Besiktas Jimnastik Club won their match against Antalya Deniz Gençlik Sport Club and proved to be the strongest club in Turkey.

Istanbul Besiktas Jimnastik Kulübü – Rating-Ø: 2432

#
Nat.
Player
Title
Rating
Birth
1
AZE
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar
GM
2726
12.04.1985
2
AZE
Mamedov Rauf
GM
2628
26.04.1988
3
TUR
Solak Dragan
GM
2586
30.03.1980
4
UKR
Muzychuk Mariya
WGM
2456
21.09.1992
5
TUR
Çitak Selim
FM
2357
25.03.1985
6
TUR
Ali Marandi Cemil Can
FM
2351
17.01.1998
7
TUR
Atakişi Umut
IM
2338
01.02.1981
8
TUR
Yilmazyerli Mert
FM
2312
17.09.1992
9
TUR
Öztürk Kübra
WGM
2296
11.05.1991
10
TUR
Tanrikulu Erhan
 
2267
28.11.1987
11
TUR
Apaydin Fethi
 
2203
25.03.1989
12
TUR
Söylemez Cansu
 
1946
09.07.1993
13
TUR
Topaç Ahmet Eren
 
1821
29.03.1996
14
TUR
Gökerkan Cem Kaan
 
1790
09.11.2000
15
TUR
Abdimanoğlu Beste Başak
 
1780
23.04.1997
16
TUR
Alev Gönülden Seda
 
1596
30.01.1995
17
TUR
Pehlivanlar Hülya
 
 
26.08.1981
18
TUR
Değimli Duru
 
 
18.06.1999
19
TUR
Akkaş Eren Deniz
 
 
30.12.2002
20
TUR
Yiğit Kerem
 
 
20.03.2003

Besiktas won twelve matches and made only one draw – with Istanbul Teknik Univeristy Sport Club, which finished second in the final standings.

Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Spor Kulübü – Rating-Ø: 2422

#
Nat.
Player
Title
Rating
Birth
1
MDA
Bologan Viktor
GM
2716
01.01.1971
2
RUS
Inarkiev Ernesto
GM
2707
09.12.1985
3
TUR
Ipatov Alexander
GM
2561
16.07.1993
4
TUR
Yilmaz Mustafa
GM
2536
05.11.1992
5
GER
Paehtz Elisabeth
IM
2491
08.01.1985
6
ISR
Klinova Masha
WGM
2318
18.11.1968
7
TUR
Şanal Vahap
FM
2277
26.05.1998
8
TUR
Erdogan Hakan
FM
2260
29.01.1966
9
TUR
Ataman Alper Efe
FM
2183
25.07.1983
10
TUR
Kinsiz Onur
 
2166
10.05.1985
11
TUR
Deruni Berç
 
2123
17.04.1989
12
TUR
Gür Erdal Eren
 
2042
06.07.1981
13
TUR
Ersöz Bartu
 
1943
03.03.1997
14
TUR
Aşikuzun Berkay
 
1895
02.01.1994
15
TUR
Öztürk Hilal
 
1830
09.06.1997
16
TUR
Aşan Elvan
 
1817
24.05.1993
17
TUR
Yolal Sena Gökçen
 
1655
18.04.1998
18
TUR
Uzun Eylül Göksu
 
 
02.09.1999

Final standings (after thirteen rounds)

S?ra Turdan Sonra 13
#
Team
+
=
MP
Pts.
1
Istanbul Besiktas, Jimnastik Kulübü
12
1
25
89
2
Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Spor Kulübü
10
2
1
22
81
3
Ankara Gazi Üniversitesi Spor Kulübü
8
2
3
18
73½
4
Antalya Çalli Spor Kulübü
8
5
16
74½
5
Istanbul Pera Spor Kulübü
8
5
16
72½
6
Ceyhan Belediye Spor Kulübü
6
1
6
13
69
7
Denizli Er Bakir Spor ve Kültür Kulübü
5
2
6
12
67
8
Tarsus Zeka Satranç Spor Kulübü
5
2
6
12
66
9
Manisa T.S Alyans Spor Kulübü
6
7
12
62½
10
Mersin Ezgi Satranç Kulübü
6
7
12
59½
11
Istanbul I.SEK Aquamatch Spor Kulübü
5
8
10
61½
12
Adana Truva Satranç Spor Kulübü
4
1
8
9
53½
13
Denizli Pamukkale Üniversitesi Spor Kulübü  
2
1
10
5
53½
14
Antalya Deniz Gençlik Spor Kulübü
13
0
27

Istanbul Teknik Univeristy Sport Club lost in the last round but it didn’t affect its tournament situation as the club was guaranteed second place one round before. Ankara Gazi Üniversitesi Sport Club defeated Manisa T.S Alyans Sport Club to get bronze medal in the championship.

During the closing ceremony President of TCF Ali Nihat Yazici, vice-president of TCF Gulkuz Tulay and Suat Sözen, the corporate communications Manager of Türkiye Is Bankasi, awarded the winners with medals and cups.


The President of TCF Ali Nihat Yazici delivers a speech at the closing ceremony


Medals for the winners


Girls U-15 board: 1. Sahin Handenur, 2. Kardelen Cemhan, 3. Gagla Sinem Gundogan


Standing ovation: players from Ankara Gazi Üniversity Sport Club applaud Sahin Handenur’s success


Girls U-20: 1. Narmin Kazimova, 2. Kubra Ozturk, 3. Nazi Paikidze


Open U-20: 1. Vahap Sanal, 2. Illya Nyzhnyk, 3. Cemil Can – the captain of the
Istanbul Teknik University Sport Club took the medal of Vahap


Open U-20: Mustafa Yilmaz, Burak Rirat and Luka Paichadze won medals. Luka was absent,
so the captain of the club Tarsus Zeka Satranç Sport Club Berkay Tulay took his medal.


Best result among women who played on 1-6 boards: 1. Maria Muzychuk, 3. Ekaterina Atalik, 2. Bela Khotenashvili


Best result among men's boards 1-6: Fethi Apaydin, Levan Pantsulaia, Ata Cer


Ankara Gazi Üniversitesi got the bronze medal in the championship


Members of Besiktas and spectators applauded their team


Istanbul Teknik Univeristy Sport Club Sport Club came in second


Istanbul Besiktas Jimnastik Club is the winner of Turkish Isbank League

All photos by Anastasya Karlovich


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