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|Mar-20-08|| ||Udit Narayan: A photo during the Isbank Ataturk Women Masters (2008):|
|Mar-05-09|| ||sallom89: http://www.chessbase.com/news/2009/...|
|Mar-05-09|| ||whiteshark: "One of the young heroes of the hosting country and the underdog of the event is <Betül Cemre Yildiz> from Izmir, the third largest city and one of the major chess center in the country.|
She started playing chess at the age of 9 and one year later she made her debut in the national team for the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul back in 2000.
She won <five <consecutive <national titles for women from 2001 to 2006>>> and led her country on the first board despite her young age.
She took the bronze medal in Under 18 Girls World Youth Championship which was held in Kemer, Turkey.
The local hero is not entirely a ♖ie in facing the best women players in the world since she already participated in the first edition of İş Bank Atatürk Women Masters last year and was able to cause some upsets against a much higher rated opposition."
|Mar-10-09|| ||BIDMONFA: Betul Cemre Yildiz|
YILDIZ, Betul Cemre
|Mar-11-09|| ||swordfish: Great job to draw Koneru, 400 points higher, in a 122-move(!) game.|
|Mar-18-09|| ||dumbgai: Talk about benefiting from being the local player. She gets to play in the Grand Prix despite not even being in the top 400 women players in the world and not even in the top 18000 overall in the world (not joking, check it out here: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...). This is way more extreme than Van Wely, Al-Modiahki, Pelletier, etc.|
|Oct-01-09|| ||whiteshark: Here you find her homepage: http://www.betulcemre.com/|
|Oct-01-09|| ||despantes: she's looks a little like judit polgar|
|Aug-02-10|| ||hellopolgar: this girl is...interesting.
she participates in all of these GP's where she is severely out-rated by the other players, however, she is growing so fast from these games against much better opponents.
it seems to me that she doesn't really care much about losing, she just wants to give all she's got!
that's the kind of attitude you need if you want to improve!
applause, go girl!
|Aug-02-10|| ||redwhitechess: but GP is suppose to be the best players field and not a training ground. still a lot of girls can be invited like the US girls (Zatonkish, Krush) or anyone in http://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml?l... ,
Betul is just a lucky girl picked by official who close to FIDE ;P|
|Aug-10-10|| ||Abdooss: Can't blame her if others refused to attend..|
|Dec-25-10|| ||technical draw: We need a photo. She is one of the prettiest players is women's chess.|
|Feb-12-11|| ||BLarsen1967: The Phenomenal Betul Yildiz also won the Turkish Champ.(w) 2010,8.5 points out of 9! - Here's a photo from the event http://kadinlar2010.tsf.org.tr/imag...|
|Dec-19-11|| ||waustad: She drew Ju Wenjun yesterday and plays Humpy today. The joys of being the top board.|
|Dec-20-11|| ||waustad: She beat Ushinina today at http://wwct2011.tsf.org.tr/
This helped Turkey beat the MUCH higher rated Ukranian team.|
|Feb-02-12|| ||waustad: Here is an interview of the top two Turkish women:
|Jun-11-12|| ||waustad: Congrats on beating Yifan Hou today!|
|Sep-03-12|| ||hellopolgar: quoting myself from more than 2 years ago <Aug-02-10 hellopolgar: it seems to me that she doesn't really care much about losing...that's the kind of attitude you need if you want to improve!>|
she just scored 6/6 in the Olympiad, her live rating is now 2363, so she went from basically an unknown 2100 player to being one of the top 100 female player! way to go! and she is one of few female players who scored a victory against the all mighty Yifan Hou
|Sep-10-12|| ||waustad: She picked up 34.5 elo at the olympiad and had a rating performance over 2500, scoring 9.5/11. Congratulations on an excellent result.|
|Sep-24-12|| ||dumbgai: I'll give her this: she produces lots of decisive games. Thanks to an ability to lose in drawn positions.|
|Oct-02-12|| ||hellopolgar: Betul Cemre Yildiz 's improvement over the past 10 years is astonishing.|
|Mar-09-13|| ||John Abraham: <hellopolgar> That makes sense because 10 years ago she was only 13 years old.|
|Jul-20-16|| ||alexmagnus: Little known fact: she is also Bronze Medalist in the women's world championship in Turkish Checkers 2016.|
Interestingly, the first two places were won by non-Turks (for a game hardly played outside of Turkey weird).
|Jul-20-16|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi alexmagnus,
Thanks for the information, I notice it is called:
'Women's World Championship Turkish Draughts'
Without going way off topic - you started it.
Is Turkish Draughts different from the Draughts/Checkers that is more common.
(Gosh Geoff, mentioning draughts in a chess forum...that Tabenus chap will slaughter you. You will be on his hit list of top twenty Trollers.)
Biographer Bistro (kibitz #14682)
Brought me no end of joy to see Perfidious's name on that list :)
I read once in a Checkers forum when doing research on Richard Jordan
(it's OK he was also a good chess player.)
They had a list of top Checkers players, amongst them is one Harry Nelson Pillsbury who...'also played chess.'
(Alex why were you scanning the Women's Draughts Championships....I hope you are not thinking of slipping over to other side..... Play over the Morphy at Opera game, that will bring you back.)
|Jul-20-16|| ||Sally Simpson: I googled 'Turkish Draughts'.
The board set up is different (and how)
click for larger view
(imagine the pawns as draughtsmen)
The pieces move like Rooks but only one square at a time, but not backwards until they reach the 8th rank and become 'Kings'. (sorry, that's pretty obvious else why get a piece to the 8th)
They are certain different rules covering captures as well.
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