Archive for Turkish Chess Federation

World Juniors venue too close to Syria, moved at the last minute
Thursday, September 05, 2013 11:12
The World Junior Championship is scheduled for 12-27 September. When it became clear that the venue would be Hatay, Turkey — about 20km from the Syrian border — many federations had their doubts about sending their players to the tournament. Because of the recent developments in Syria, the organizers have decided to move the tournament to Kocaeli...
Turkish Chess Federation withdraws request for arbitration at CAS
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Friday, January 18, 2013 10:30
The newsletter of the European Chess Union informs that legal representatives of the Turkish Chess Federation have notified the ECU's legal representatives that their clients withdrew the request for arbitration at the CAS. Consequently, the hearing scheduled for January 15th, 2013 was cancelled. This appeal was related to the bidding procedure...
Association of Chess Professionals (ACP)
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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...
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...
Logo Turkish Chess Federation
Monday, June 11, 2012 15:59
Six federations have issued a formal protest against the Turkish Chess Federation, which has denied its arbiters to the Istanbul Olympiad. According to the federations from England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA the measure by the TCF is in breach with both the FIDE Statutes and the FIDE Code of Ethics. The Georgian Chess...
Turkish Chess Federation denies arbiters from seven federations to Istanbul Olym
Thursday, June 07, 2012 18:20
Arbiters from England, France, Georgia, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA are not welcome at this year's Chess Olympiad, which takes place from August 27th tlll September 10th in Istanbul, Turkey. The organizers, the Turkish Chess Federation, have announced that they will not accept arbiters from federations that "launched or supported court...
ECU wins CAS court case, but TCF considers appeal
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Friday, March 23, 2012 21:39
The European Chess Union (ECU) won the CAS court case against the Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) regarding the bidding procedure for the European Youth Championship and the European Senior Team Championship of 2013. This was communicated today by the European Chess Union, and in a reaction to the result, TCF President Ali Nihat Yazici announced...
European Women's Championship under way in Gaziantep, Turkey
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Saturday, March 03, 2012 13:24
Yesterday the first round of the Europen Women's Championship was played in Gaziantep, Turkey. The first prize is impressive: € 20,500 - for the first time in history higher than the first prize at the European Individual Championship, which will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria after this event. The first move on board one, with Anastasia Savina...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2012 14:04
The Turkish Chess Championship was held 29 January-5 February, 2012 in  Kemer, Antalya (Turkey). There were 309 participants (52 more than last year), including 19 titled players (4 GMs, 6 IMs, 6 FMs and 3 CMs). By Anastasia Karlovich Dragan Solak became the winner of the Turkish Championship after his victory in the last round against youngster...