The fifth edition of the MTS Logistics GM Tournament is taking place in Izmir, Turkey between June 28-July 2 at Izmir Vesta Fuar Hotel. There are two groups and both groups play with double round Scheveningen system. The tournament provides an opportunity for the young and ambitious Turkish players to get GM and IM norms. MTS Logistics, the sponsor of the tournament is an international logistics company acting as a broker and acting as agencies to all Turkish ports, founded in 1990 in Izmir, headquarters located in Istanbul today.
Scroll down for the full participant lists. Games are played daily at 10:00 CET and 16:00 CET
GM Ante Saric CRO 2587
GM Boris Chatalbahsev BUL 2551 (get your repertoire vs 1.d4 by GM Chatalbashev)
GM Bojan Kurajica BIH 2529
GM Costica-Ciprian Nanu ROM 2517
IM Tervel Serafimov BUL 2381
IM Burak Firat TUR 2487
IM Batuhan Dastan TUR 2480
IM Vahap Şanal TUR 2478
IM Cemil Can Ali Marandi TUR 2472
IM Ogulcan Kanmazalp 2437
The rating average is 2513 and it is a category 11 tournament. Scoring 6.5 points and above is required for a GM norm.
GM Alexander A. Evdokimov RUS 2503
GM Vladimir Petkov BUL 2493
GM Emir Dizdarevic BIH 2492
IM Milan Mrdja CRO 2356
IM Johan Furhof SWE 2296
IM Mert Yilmazyerli 2439
IM Ufuk Sezen Arat 2420
FM Serkan Soysal 2334
FM Melih Yurtseven 2318
FM Cankut Emiroglu 2304
The rating average of this group is 2428 and it is a category 8 tournament where scoring 7.5 points and above is required for a GM norm while scoring 5.5 points is the minimum for an IM norm.