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Kubra Ozturk is Turkish Women Champion

In the 9th round of the Turkish Women Championship the leaders of the tournament Kubra Ozturk and Betul Yildiz won their matches and finished the race with equal scores. According to the regulations, they had to play a tie-break in order to determine the champion.

Betul Yildiz, who is eight-times 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 a score. 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.

Kubra Ozturk

Kubra Ozturk

Betul Yildiz - 2nd place

Betul Yildiz - 2nd place

Turkish Championship among men continues until 5th February. With two rounds to go Dragan Solak and Firat Burak are leading with 7 points from 8 games. The group of players follows half a point behind.

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Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich

Top three finishers in the Turkish Women Championship

Top three finishers in the Turkish Women Championship

Tie-break between Kubra Ozturk and Betul Yildiz

Tie-break between Kubra Ozturk and Betul Yildiz

Cups and prizes

Cups and prizes

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Dragan Solak made a draw with another leader Firat Burak in the 8th round

Dragan Solak made a draw with another leader Firat Burak in the 8th round

Firat Burak

Firat Burak

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