World Junior Chess Champion 2012!

Dear Friends,I’m happy to announce that I have become the FIDE World Junior Chess Champion 2012 which was held in Athens from 2nd to 15th of August! Don’t miss many photos from Athens (including Acropolis) !

I’d like to dedicate my victory at WJCC to my father who passed away in May 2012 and my dear mother who have been supporting me in the most difficult moments. Also I’d like to thank sincerely to my coaches Efstratios Grivas ,Miodrag Perunovic, Mikhail Kozakov,Viktor Scherbakov and Viktor Zheliandinov who managed to build something playable with such a lazy student as I was :)  Türkiye Satranç Federasyonuİstanbul Teknik ÜniversitesiAli Nihat Yazici ve Yasin Emrah Yağiz çok teşekkür ederim. They provided amazing conditions and gave me a great motivation for the further progress! I’m proud to play under the Turkish flag,it’s a really big honor for me. Türkiye’ye çok çok teşekkürler! Also I’d like to thank Chessdom and personally Anton Mihailov for his help in my career. In addition,I’d like to thank the clubs for which I’m playing : İstanbul Teknik ÜniversitesiClub Escacs BarberàSK Turm Emsdetten and National Law Academy of Ukraine named after Yaroslav the Wise.

Before and during the tournament I’ve been receiving very useful suggestions and advises from Sergei Tiviakov and Pavel Eljanov . Сергей и Паша, спасибо вам огромное! Премного вам благодарен!
A special thanks to the organizers of the FIDE WORLD JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 : FIDE — World Chess Federation ,Greek Chess Federation ♦ Ελληνική Σκακιστική Ομοσπονδία Georgios MakropoulosGeorge MastrokoukosNigel Freeman and the Titania Hotel !


Now a few links,some selected games and a photo gallery from the FIDE World Junior Chess Championship 2012 :)


An opened letter by Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici (in Turkish)  : Click  HERE

A report by GM Efstratios Grivas :  Click  HERE

A report on Chessdom :   Click  HERE

A report on ChessBase :  Click   HERE

A report on ChessVibes : Click  HERE


The final standings on :  Click  HERE

The official website :  Click  HERE

Interview on WhyChess.Org  (in Russian)   :  Click  HERE






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