Kübra Öztürk wins Turkish Women's Championship

2/4/2012 – There were two dominating female players in this event: Kübra, 20, rated 2309, and the eight times Turkish Women's Champion, Betul Yildiz, 22, rated 2340. The two, who are at least 350 rating points ahead of the others, finished tied for first, 1.5 points ahead of the field. In the playoff it was the younger player who won the Armageddon tiebreak game. Report by WGM Anatasiya Karlovich.

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Turkish Chess Championships 2012

By WGM Anastasiya Karlovich

The Turkish Chess Championships for men and women started on January 29th, 2012 in Kemer (Antalya), Turkey. The tournament is a ten round Swiss and will last until Sunday, February 5th.

Kubra Ozturk Turkish Women's Champion

In the ninth round the leaders of the tournament Kubra Ozturk and Betul Yildiz both won their games and had to play tie-break match in order to determine the winner. Betul Yildiz, who is eight-time Turkish Champion, won the first game of the playoff, in which both players had ten minutes for the whole game and five seconds increment per move. In the second game her teammate Kubra Ozturk managed to equalize a score. The fate of the first place was decided in Armageddon: Kubra Ozturk managed to win the game and title. Busra Arig took the bronze medal.

Final top standings

Rnk Title Player Rtng Cat. Pts. BH. BH. SB
1 WGM Öztürk Kübra 2309   8 49 43½ 47.00
2 WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 2340   8 46½ 42½ 42.00
3   Ariğ Büşra 1820   50½ 45½ 36.75
4 WCM Cemhan Kardelen 1952 U16 47½ 42½ 35.75
5   Menzi Nezihe Ezgi 1887 U14 46½ 41½ 33.25
6   Aksoy Ayca 1696 U12 43½ 39½ 31.75
7   Ulusoy Nisan 1692 U13 39½ 36 28.75
8   Patel Yeşim 1824 U15 6 48 43½ 32.75
9   Öztürk Hilal 1773 U15 6 43½ 38½ 30.00
10   Firat Deniz 1632 U15 6 42 38 27.50
11   Alev Gönülden Seda    1617   6 36 33 24.25
12 WCM Kaya Emel 2005   50½ 45½ 29.50
13   Yilmaz Ezgi 1876   48 43 29.00
14 WFM Süral Yanik Emine 1972   48 43 28.75
15   Sahin Handenur 1729 U15 45 40½ 25.25
16   Abdimanoğlu Beste  1741 U15 44 40½ 26.00
17   Tulay Seray 1807   43 38½ 25.75
18   Öney Gülümser 1726   41½ 37½ 26.25
19   Kovan Nazli 1617   39 35½ 22.25
20   Onur Çiğdem 1627 U11 37½ 34 23.25
21   Gülay Ayça Nuriye 1541   33 30 19.75


The first place was decided on tie-break: Kübra Özturk vs Betul Yildiz


These are the two strongest female players in Turkey


Kübra Öztürk, the winner and new Turkish Women's Champion!


Chairman Arzum Murat Kolbasi gives the trophy to Kübra


Second place for WIM Betul Cemre Yildiz


Kubra Ozturk, Betul Yildiz and Büşra Ariğ, the three medalists of the Championship


Cups and prizes for the winners


Gonulden Seda Alev and Seray Tulay are happy with their tournament results

Turkish Championship for men

The Turkish Championship for men will last until Sunday. With one round to go Dragan Solak, Firat Burak, Mert Erdogdu, Ege Koksal are leading with 7½ points out of 9. The group of 14 players following them is half a point behind. We will report on the final results when the tournament is over.

Top standings after nine rounds (one round to go)

Rnk Sd Ti. Player Rtng Pts BH. BH. SB
1 5 IM Erdoğdu Mert 2424 49½ 44½ 44.75
2 1 GM Solak Dragan 2613 49 45 42.00
  7 IM Firat Burak 2396 49 45 42.00
4 35   Köksal Ege 2121 44½ 40 38.50
5 2 GM Esen Bariş 2534 7 51½ 46½ 41.50
6 10 IM Atakişi Umut 2345 7 51½ 46½ 40.75
7 4 GM Haznedaroğlu Kivanç   2455 7 49 44 41.75
8 11 FM Yilmazyerli Mert 2314 7 49 43½ 39.25
9 9 IM Erturan Yakup 2372 7 48½ 44 40.50
10 3 GM Can Emre 2462 7 48 44 37.50
11 24 CM Daştan Muhammed 2211 7 48 43 38.75
12 45   Arat Ufuk Sezen 2047 7 46 41½ 37.75
13 6 IM Kanmazalp Oğulcan 2397 7 45½ 41 39.50
14 27   Şengül Cengiz 2168 7 45½ 40½ 37.75
15 36   Asilkefeli Metin 2108 7 45 41 36.00
16 21   Eminov Orkhan 2216 7 44½ 40 35.75
17 19   Duman Aydin 2220 7 44 39½ 35.75
18 71   Özalp Burak 1957 7 43½ 38½ 36.00

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