Istanbul Beşiktaş Jimnastik Club won another match in the 12th round of the Turkish Isbank Chess League to maintain a one point lead heading into the last round.
Beşiktaş scored 6.5:3,5 against Antalya Çallı Sport Club. The top board of the team GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won against GM Baris Esen. Another Besiktas player, Maria Muzychuk, who had one of the best results in the tournament with 9 out of 10, suffered a first defeat against Betul Yildiz.
İstanbul Teknik University Sport Club defeated Ankara Gazi University Sport Club with 6.5:3.5 and continue to be second placed, trailing Besiktas by one point.
İstanbul Pera Sport Club and Ankara Gazi Üniversitesi Sport Club share the third place with 16 points.
In the final 13th round Besiktas will play against Antalya Deniz Gençlik Sport Club, while İstanbul Teknik University Sport Club will face Mersin Ezgi Chess Club.
News and photos by Anastasiya Karlovich