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WFM Kübra Öztürk European Under 16 Champion Again


WFM Kübra Öztürk Defends Her European Under 16 Title

One of the young stars of Turkish chess, WFM Kübra Öztürk defended her "European Under 16 Champion" title in European Youth Championship held in Sibenik, Croatia between 13-24 September. She scored 7.5 points in 9 rounds to defend her title. WFM Öztürk's main rival was WFM Mariya Muzychuk none other than the younger Muzychuk renowned in the chess world who is playing in THY Team in İş Bankası Chess League. WFM Öztürk is also playing for Beşiktaş JK, the title holders in İş Bankası Chess League.

Kübra's second consecutive gold medal is covered in various newspapers in Turkey today. The Turkish team that participated in European Youth Festival 2007 arrived in Turkey and TCF President Ali Nihat Yazıcı, General Secretary Hakan Aktaç and officials from Türkiye İş Bankası, the main sponsor of TCF that has already contributed a lot to Turkish chess met the Turkish team arriving to İstanbul Atatürk Airport.

IM Emre Can was at the fourth place of the final rankings of Under 18 General Category collecting 6.5 points in 9 rounds with a performance of 2567. IM Can already holds a GM Norm.

Official Web Site (European Youth Festival)

ChessBase Report on Kübra's Nomination as Sportsperson of the Year-1

ChessBase Report on Kübra's Nomination as Sportsperson of the Year-2

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