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Ivan Cheparinov
Monday, September 17, 2012 10:38
With four rounds to play Ivan Cheparinov is in sole first place at the Black Sea Countries tournament in Burgas, Bulgaria. The Bulgarian grandmaster scored 4.5/6, half a point more than Alexander Areshchenko (Ukraine) and Vladimir Malakhov (Russia).  Ivan Cheparinov | All photos thanks to Chief Arbiter Vladimir Sakotic, more here Event Black Sea...
Ekaterina Atalik vs Suat Atalik
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 12:34
In what seems to be the first* husband vs wife match ever held, GM Suat Atalik defeated his wife Ekaterina 9.5-4.5. In Chalkida, Greece two classical games, four rapid games and eight blitz games were played. The match was held to show "the true spirit of Greek hospitality, as well as the increasingly strong bonds of friendship between the Greek...
Suat Atalik
Friday, August 10, 2012 11:06
Responding to the ACP's recent open letter, GM Suat Atalik states that he is not going to "take part in any negotiations with these people concerning illegal decisions they have taken so far." The Turkish grandmaster points out that the President of the Greek Chess Federation, Georgios Makropoulos, and the President of the Turkish Chess Federation...
Association of Chess Professionals (ACP)
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 12:02
In an open letter directed to "FIDE and the chess community", the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) condemns the decision of the Greek Chess Federation to not allow Atalik to participate in its competitions. "Under the eyes of the chess community, and in the absence of a specific ruling in this sense by FIDE, there is no reason for Mr....
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 14:51
The "Negroponte 2012" open tournament, which was supposed to take place 9-17 August in Chalkis, Greece has been blocked by the Greek Chess Federation, after the organizers had publicly stated that GM Suat Atalik would be accepted to play in their tournament. In a letter distributed to participants, the organizers write that the Greek Chess...
GM Suat Atalik
Friday, July 06, 2012 13:43
Suat Atalik has been banned from playing chess in Greece. The Turkish grandmaster, who was earlier punished with a 15-month ban from international play by his own federation, forwarded email communication between tournament organizers and the Greek Chess Federation to several chess media. Following a ban from the federation, the organizers...
Ali Nihat Yazici
Monday, June 25, 2012 14:07
On June 7th we reported that the organizers of the upcoming Olympiad in Istanbul, the Turkish Chess Federation, will not accept arbiters from seven chess federations. A few days later these federations issued a formal protest to FIDE. More criticism followed, from the Association of Chess Professionals, the European Chess Union, the Russian Chess...