After seven rounds İstanbul Beşiktaş Jimnastik Club became the sole leader of the Turkish Isbank Chess League with fourteen points. The team won all seven matches.
The toughest match happened in the seventh round when Besiktas played against Ankara Gazi University Sport Club and won with minimal score 5,5:4,5.
The nearest chaser is another team from Istanbul, Teknik University Sport Club, which won 6 matches and made the only draw in the match with Denizli Pamukkale University Sport Club.
Beşiktaş Jimnastik Club and Istanbul Teknik University Sport Club will meet in the eighth round after free day on 18th of July.
Tarsus Zeka Chess Sport Club, Ankara Gazi University Sport Club and Adana Truva Chess Club share the third place with 9 points.
Current Champions İstanbul İSEK Aquamatch Sport Club, which has big stars like Judit Polgar, Michael Adams and Rustam Kasimdzhanov won only one match and is placed 12th.
The Turkish Is Bank Chess League is taking place in Konya Rixos Hotel (Turkey) and will continue until July 22nd, 2012.
Live games with computer analysis
News and photos by Anastasiya Karlovich