Saturday, February 4, 2012

Kubra Ozturk Declared Turkish Women Champion 2012!

5 February 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Kubra Ozturk is Turkish Women Chess Champion 2012. reported that in the 9th round of the Turkish Women Championship the leaders of the tournament Kubra Ozturk and Betul Yildizwon their matches and finished the race with equal scores. According to the championship rules, they had to play a tie-break in order to determine the champion.

Betul Yildiz, who is an 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 team mate Kubra Ozturk managed to equalize the score by winning it. The fate of the first place was decided in Armageddon – Kubra Ozturk won the game and clinched the title. Busra Arig took the bronze medal.


Pix 1. Kubra Ozturk, the champion. (Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich)
Pix 2. Top three women finishers of Turkish Women Chess Championship 2012 – Betul Yildiz, Kubra Ozturk and Busra Arig. (Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich)
Here is the final 9th round game played by Betul Cemre Yildiz against Kaya Emel during the Turkish Women Chess Championship 2012.
Here is the Kubra Ozturk’s winning 9th round game against Sural Yanik Emine during the Turkish Women Championship 2012. Ozturk played black and won.


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