Turkish Rapid Championship

The Turkish Rapid Championship took place in Datca from 19 till 21 of August 2011. It consisted of Open and U-16 tournaments with the prize fund of 6000 TL (approximately 2400 Euro). 74 players took part in the U-16 event and 51 players in the Open tournament.

CM Cankut Emiroglu convincingly won the U16 section with a perfect 7/7 score!

International Masters Suat Soylu and Burak Firat shared the first place in the Open section with 5.5 points each (from seven games). Noble takes the trophy on better Buchholz. News and photos by Anastasya Karlovich

Datça is a great place for vacation! It is a place where Aegean Sea meets Mediterranean Sea. Datca is located around 68km from Marmaris. Oxygen-rich air with many curative properties has for centuries drawn visitors to this small corner of Turkey. Datca is a district, as well as the center town of that district, in Mugla Province of Turkey.

Datca's Harbor

The copy of the statue of Lion, the original is placed in British Museum

A view to the swimming pool and see from Mare Hotel

Local natural products

The President of Turkish Chess Federation Ali Nihat Yazici delivered his speech and wished success to all participants

Datca Mayor Toksan Sener makes first symbolic move

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