Dear Colleagues!

The first round of Turkish Isbank Chess League was held in Konya Rixos Hotel (Turkey) on 11th of July, 2012.

Defending Champion of Turkish Isbank League 2011 Istanbul Egitim Chess Club Aquamatch lost to Besiktas Jimnastik Club with 7:3 score. The only player from Aquamatch club who succeeded to win was Judit Polgar. The strongest woman player in the World defeated Rauf Mamedov playing with white and shared her thoughts in facebook after the game: “For a start, it is always great to have a win!…Black made his final mistake with 34…Bc6 in his time trouble, and I grabbed my chance and did not let it go!”

The “tail-end” of Mersin Ezgi Chess Club and Besiktas Jimnastik Club proved to be stronger today as players from 6 till 10 boards scored 5:0 and contributed to victories of their teams.
There were no draws in the match between Adana Truva Chess Club and Antalya Deniz Gençlik Sport Club which finished on favor of Adana Truva Chess Club with 7:3 score.

Denizli Er Bakır Sportl Club and Istanbul Pear Sport Club lost against Ceyhan Belediye Sport Club and Ankara Gazi Üniversitesi Sport Club with minimal score 4,5:5,5 accordingly.
İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Sport Club won against Manisa T.S Alyans Sport Club. Antalya Çallı Spor Kulübü defeated Tarsus Zeka Chess Sport Club 6:4.

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Best regards,
Anastasiya Karlovich
Member of press team

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