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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Chess Olympiad in Turkey.

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Chess Olympiad in turkey is scheduled from Aug. 27 to Dec. 10. Five time world champion vishnathan anand would not be a part of India's team. The Indian Team will be K. Sasikiran, P. Harikrishna, G. N. Gopal, Parimanjan Negi, abhijit Gupta. Koneru Humpy, who was not a part of the last edition 2010, will be a women's team member along with D. Harika, Tania Sachdev, Eesha Karavade and Mary Ann Gomes.



Turkey has already hosted a Chess Olympiad in 2000 again is Istanbul among with more than 100 international tournaments in the last eight years including 3 European Individual Championships, 2 European Club Cups, 3 World Junior Championships, 1 World Youth Championship, 1 European Youth Championship, 4 Under 16 Children’s Chess Olympiad among many others.
The number of the members of the federation has increased from 3.000 to 255.000 in about eight years with an increasing number of titled chess players. There are also some major successes among which Ekaterina Atalık’s European Individual title in 2006, Mikhail Gurevich’s participation to the World Cup and the Candidates Matches for Mexico 2007, Kübra Öztürk’s two consecutive European Under16 titles in 2006, 2007 and silver medal in the World Junior Ch., Cemil Can Ali Marandi’s European Under 10 title among many other youth and junior titles.
Ali Nihat Yazıcı, the president of the Turkish Chess Federation was the leader of the boom is now also Vice President of FIDE, respected among international circles and known as one of the most dynamic organizers in the chess world.