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Betul Cemre Yildiz
Number of games in database: 404
Years covered: 2001 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2348 (2355 rapid, 2253 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2379
Overall record: +98 -165 =104 (40.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      37 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (93) 
    B40 B31 B51 B22 B30
 French Defense (21) 
    C07 C05 C03 C11 C17
 Scotch Game (19) 
 French Tarrasch (18) 
    C07 C05 C03 C04 C08
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B18 B10 B17 B16 B12
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D05 E10 A40 D04 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (48) 
    C78 C69 C77 C70 C72
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (31) 
    D20 D27 D21 D24 D23
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 D05 A46 D00 E10
 English, 1 c4 e5 (14) 
    A29 A20 A28 A22 A25
 Two Knights (13) 
    C55 C58 C59
 Sicilian (13) 
    B22 B28 B42 B46 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Yildiz vs L Batory, 2010 1-0
   P Cramling vs B Yildiz, 2010 0-1
   B Yildiz vs I Krush, 2008 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs B Yildiz, 2011 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   48th World Junior Championship (Girls) (2009)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2015)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   European Team Chess Championships (Women) (2007)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)

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(born May-16-1989, 27 years old) Turkey

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She is a WGM. She won the Turkish women's championship each year from 2002 through 2006, and in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Wikipedia article: Betul Cemre Yildiz

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 405  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Yildiz vs L Krumina  1-028 2001 EuChJun GirlsD05 Queen's Pawn Game
2. M Wortel vs B Yildiz  1-030 2001 EuChJun GirlsB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
3. B Yildiz vs G Acar  ½-½27 2001 EuChJun GirlsD00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. B Yildiz vs N Kovalevskaya  ½-½57 2001 EuChJun GirlsA48 King's Indian
5. A Fantin vs B Yildiz  1-053 2001 EuChJun GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. S Shtereva vs B Yildiz  1-034 2001 EuChJun GirlsB41 Sicilian, Kan
7. Z Toumbeli vs B Yildiz  ½-½45 2001 EuChJun GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. B Yildiz vs L Rogule  ½-½25 2001 EuTChwD05 Queen's Pawn Game
9. V Machalova vs B Yildiz  ½-½35 2001 EuChJun GirlsB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
10. B Yildiz vs I Zakurdjaeva  0-135 2001 EuChJun GirlsD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. B Yildiz vs M Kouvatsou  0-137 2001 EuTChwA48 King's Indian
12. A Caoili vs B Yildiz 1-023 2002 Bled ol (Women)D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
13. O Alexandrova vs B Yildiz  1-035 2003 EU-ch 4th, WomenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. B Yildiz vs M Erdogdu  ½-½20 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
15. B Yildiz vs T Demirel  ½-½59 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Yildiz vs Y Erturan  0-169 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipC26 Vienna
17. G Lim vs B Yildiz  0-135 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenE12 Queen's Indian
18. J Smeets vs B Yildiz  1-035 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. H Erdogan vs B Yildiz  1-051 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. S Soylu vs B Yildiz  1-047 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
21. B Yildiz vs F Velikhanli  ½-½42 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenB07 Pirc
22. D Goksel vs B Yildiz  0-144 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
23. B Yildiz vs G van der Stricht  0-131 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipB24 Sicilian, Closed
24. B Yildiz vs B Esen 0-148 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
25. B Yildiz vs A Idrizaj  0-137 2004 5th Individual European Chess ChampionshipB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-20-08  Udit Narayan: A photo during the Isbank Ataturk Women Masters (2008):

Mar-05-09  sallom89:
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  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."

Good luck!

Mar-10-09  BIDMONFA: Betul Cemre Yildiz

YILDIZ, Betul Cemre

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  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: This is way more extreme than Van Wely, Al-Modiahki, Pelletier, etc.
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  whiteshark: Here you find her homepage:
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 , 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..
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  technical draw: We need a photo. She is one of the prettiest players is women's chess.
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  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
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  waustad: She drew Ju Wenjun yesterday and plays Humpy today. The joys of being the top board.
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  waustad: She beat Ushinina today at This helped Turkey beat the MUCH higher rated Ukranian team.
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  waustad: Here is an interview of the top two Turkish women:
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  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

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  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.
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