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After the Second Day in WYCC 2009
The second day of World Youth Chess Championship 2009 played in the Limra Hotel of Kemer, Antalya with 1324 players from 90 countries all over the world making their moves over the chess board just finished. Mr. Ersin Özince, the CEO of Türkiye Ýs Bankasi which is the main sponsor of the Turkish Chess Federation visited the tournament hall after the lunch with the Turkish national press and Turkish Chess Federation administrative board members in Mexico Restaurant of Limra Hotel.


Ersin Özince congratulated the IM Fikret Sideifzade(Head of Azeri Delegation) for the success of Azerbaijan national team in the recent ETC.


        IM Ilya Nyzhnyk was playing in the same tournament hall two years ago


There were some surprises in some of the front boards in the bigger age categories. The most flamboyant of these upsets were in the U-18 general category where the second seed Azerbaijan IM Nijat Abasov lost with the black pieces to Viacheslav Kulakov of Russia. As it was a coincidence in the U-18 girls category also the second seed WGM Olga Girya lost with the white pieces to WFM Jovana Eric of Serbia.

The local heroes IM Mustafa Yilmaz, FM Burak Firat and WFM Kübra Öztürk beat their opponents and continue the tournament with perfect scores. A wonderful surprise for the host country was in the U-10 girls’ category where Sevval Dogan beat her WCM Azeri opponent Aydan Hikmet Qizi Hojjatova with the white pieces to advance to the third board in the third round.


   GM Chuchelov

The young players playing in the World Youth Chess Championship 2009 are lucky to have world class players such as GM Arthur Jussupow and GM Vladimir Chuchelov as their personal coaches. Another famous woman player IM Martha Fierro Baquero from Ecuador who competed earlier this year in the Ýs Bankasi Atatürk FIDE Women Grand-prix in Ýstanbul, Turkey also assists her kids in this tournament.

  It is "siesta time" for our Mexican guest.


The main sponsor of Turkish Chess Federation, Is Bankasi is here to support players every move

 Turkish Chess Federation 2009