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Suat Atalik
S Atalik 
Photo copyright © 2006 "EmperorAtahualpa"  
Number of games in database: 604
Years covered: 1986 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2525 (2570 rapid, 2518 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2636

Overall record: +226 -92 =279 (61.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (49) 
    E77 E81 E99 E91 E94
 Nimzo Indian (29) 
    E32 E38 E39 E41 E51
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D38 D37 D31 D35 D30
 Slav (27) 
    D10 D15 D11 D17 D19
 Queen's Indian (27) 
    E15 E12 E17 E19
 Modern Benoni (21) 
    A58 A70 A65 A62 A57
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B62 B67 B56 B54 B66
 Grunfeld (28) 
    D85 D97 D80 D84 D93
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C80 C78 C72 C69 C92
 Slav (25) 
    D15 D11 D10 D19 D17
 French Defense (23) 
    C02 C12 C11 C16 C19
 Semi-Slav (17) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 1-0
   Z Sturua vs S Atalik, 2002 0-1
   F Handke vs S Atalik, 2000 0-1
   D Radulovic vs S Atalik, 2012 0-1
   S Atalik vs B Baum, 1998 1-0
   S Atalik vs V Zheliandinov, 2001 1-0
   S Atalik vs J Arosemena, 2006 1-0
   S Atalik vs A Adly, 2006 1/2-1/2
   Miles vs S Atalik, 1996 0-1
   S Atalik vs E Bagakis, 1994 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group C (2006)
   Gorenje 2007 Tournament (2007)
   Turkish Championship (2006)
   Sigeman & Co (2006)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Canadian Open (2007)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

   E Torre vs S Atalik (Nov-12-16) 1-0
   S Atalik vs N Sulava (Nov-10-16) 0-1
   Damljanovic vs S Atalik (Nov-09-16) 1-0
   S Atalik vs S Danailov (Nov-07-16) 1-0
   Yermolinsky vs S Atalik (Nov-06-16) 1-0

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(born Oct-10-1964, 52 years old) Turkey

[what is this?]
Suat Atalik was born in Istanbul. He won Turkish youth titles several times before winning the Turkish Championship in 1987 and 1988. He was awarded the GM title in 1994. In 2000 he moved to Bosnia and played for them for four years before returning to Turkey in 2004.

In total, Atalik has participated in ten Olympiads between 1984 and 2006, 8 times for Turkey and twice for Bosnia, winning the bronze medal for first-board performance in 1988. His best tournament results include first places at Budapest 1992, Alushta 1999, the 2006 Mediterranean Championship and the Negroponte Open in Greece in 2010. played in the 2001 edition of the FIDE World Championship, but was eliminated in the first round.

In November 2005 he married woman grandmaster Ekaterina Polovnikova-Atalik.

Wikipedia article: Suat Atal%C4%B1k

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 604  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Barbero vs S Atalik  0-138 1986 Chess OlympiadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
2. S Mariotti vs S Atalik  ½-½23 1986 Chess OlympiadE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
3. Kotronias vs S Atalik 1-026 1987 SuboticaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
4. Uhlmann vs S Atalik  ½-½19 1988 Chess OlympiadA14 English
5. S Atalik vs Igor Ivanov  ½-½13 1988 Chess OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
6. S Atalik vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½32 1990 Forli opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. S Atalik vs Zsofia Polgar 0-161 1991 It, Budapest (Hungary)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. S Atalik vs Leko  ½-½54 1992 Budapest GMD97 Grunfeld, Russian
9. S Atalik vs Vyzmanavin  ½-½12 1992 Cheliabinsk (Russia)E15 Queen's Indian
10. Baburin vs S Atalik  ½-½62 1992 Budapest (Hungary)A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
11. S Atalik vs Kharlov 1-024 1992 Budapest GMD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
12. S Atalik vs Vaganian  ½-½41 1992 Chess OlympiadE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
13. G Milos vs S Atalik 1-024 1992 Chess OlympiadB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
14. S Atalik vs Korchnoi  ½-½33 1992 Chess OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
15. S Atalik vs V Tukmakov  1-040 1993 TilburgD85 Grunfeld
16. V Tukmakov vs S Atalik  ½-½55 1993 TilburgE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
17. Anand vs S Atalik  ½-½49 1993 It (active)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. Judit Polgar vs S Atalik 1-029 1993 It (active)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
19. S Smagin vs S Atalik  0-133 1993 Heraklio opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. I Dorfanis vs S Atalik  ½-½55 1993 Katerini GPA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. S Atalik vs Miles 0-130 1993 It (open)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
22. Kamsky vs S Atalik 1-066 1993 Tilburg (Netherlands)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
23. Wojtkiewicz vs S Atalik  ½-½40 1993 It openA15 English
24. S Atalik vs Kamsky 0-134 1993 Tilburg (Netherlands)D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. S Atalik vs Kotronias  ½-½31 1993 Peristeri (Greece)E86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 604  PGN Download
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Jun-21-09  waustad: That picture is a jolt. He's 14 years younger than I am and looks 5 years older. Maybe I need to check out the mirror again. Nah.
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  Tabanus: Winner with 2849 perf. of the 1st Negroponte Open (Greece) 9-17 August 2010:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in Kalamaria Open (Greece) 28 Aug. - 1 Sept. 2010:

Jul-07-12  Poisonpawns: Why is he suspended by his federation?
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  PhilFeeley: <PP> I wondered the same thing. Chessvibes reports it <was the result of his refusal to sign an undertaking ... with which the Turkish Chess Federation requests all of its members to ask permission to play abroad. Besides, by signing the player states that he is responsible for all financial consequences of his participation in a tournament abroad, that he will "act in accordance with the responsibilities of a national athlete" and that he won't commit "any activity against Turkish Republic".>

See and the links for further info.

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  PhilFeeley: Debate should rage here. Condemnation of this heavy-handed nonsense should be swift and continuous.
Jul-09-12  Poisonpawns: <PhilFeeley> Thanks, I had no idea what he was suspended for.
Aug-09-12  bharatiy: this is exactly a reason why chess can not gain more popular support! Unreasonable federations. FIDE has a golden opportunity here, they should threaten TCF with derecognition unless this ban is not lifted. Chances of anything similar happening are almost zero, while chances of FIDE condoning TCF actions are far higher.
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  perfidious: Ilyumzhinov will act when there's something in it for him, not out of a sense of common decency. Throw him in with the late, unlamented Florencio Campomanes and have done with it. Pity there hasn't been a man of principle and humanity at the helm of FIDE since Fridrik Olafsson got forced out.
Aug-09-12  Cibator: The Association of Chess Professionals has evidently got in behind him - see here:

- though how much clout they are capable of exercising I wouldn't like to say.

Aug-09-12  bharatiy: why would gcf take orders from tcf? He should file a case against GCF and unfortunately against organizers as well.
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  Abdel Irada: It's hard to believe, looking at this picture, that Atalik is actually nearly eight months my junior.

Maybe the pressures of grandmasterhood have overtaken him. I might be inclined to say it was being married to a much younger woman, except that my own wife is 14 years younger than I, which would tend to undermine this line of reasoning. :-S

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  Abdel Irada: In fairness, I should add that my own hair has a rather silvery sheen of its own, as you can see here:

However, in my case, grandmasterhood is no factor.

Oct-10-12  Gottschalk: One of his best wins Miles vs S Atalik, 1996 .Very nice Bxe3 after Ne4
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  PhilFeeley: I see he did manage to play in 2012, despite the "ban". It's an open question whether he will play for Turkey in an Olympiad again. Maybe he'll go to another country like he did once before. Any other country would be glad to have him and the Turkish chess officials can eat sour grapes.

Too bad he didn't get to play in Gibraltar.

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  PhilFeeley: I see he's the top rated (so far) to play in July here:

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  PhilFeeley: It's good to see he's doing well there. He's in a fight for first place:

Jul-24-13  csmath: Looks like the model game in Grunfeld Sokolsky line Atalik played and won against Robert Ruck from Bled Olympiad is missing in this database.
Jul-25-13  nescio: <csmath: Looks like the model game in Grunfeld Sokolsky line Atalik played and won against Robert Ruck from Bled Olympiad is missing in this database.>

If you think the game should be included, why not submitting it? That has always been the policy of this database.

[Event "SLO-chT"]
[Site "Bled"]
[Date "2002.11.24"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Atalik, Suat"]
[Black "Ruck, Robert 1"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2575"]
[BlackElo "2572"]
[ECO "D89"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O Bg4 11. f3 Na5 12. Bd3 cxd4 13. cxd4 Be6 14. d5 Bxa1 15. Qxa1 f6 16. Bh6 Qb6+ 17. Kh1 Bd7 18. Rb1 Qd6 19. Bxf8 Rxf8 20. Qc3 b6 21. Ba6 e6 22. Rd1 Bc6 23. dxc6 Qxd1+ 24. Ng1 Nxc6 25. Qxc6 Kg7 26. Bc4 e5 27. Bd5 Kh6 28. Qc7 b5 29. Qc5 Rb8 30. Qe3+ g5 31. Qxa7 Rc8 32. Qf7 Rc1 33. Qxf6+ 1-0

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  PhilFeeley: Happy Birthday GM Atalik! I hope you are still able to play despite the pettiness of the TCF.
Oct-10-13  Cemoblanca: Doğum günün kutlu olsun Suat Bey. Happy B'Day. :)
Oct-10-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Happy 49th Birthday GM Suat Atalik! :D

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to the POTD: Suat Atalik.
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  diagonal: Suat Atalik's probably most famous win was the victory of the 100-Year Hastings Chess Congress Jubilee in 1995, this Summer Masters was played additional to the Winter (Christmas) Events, lasting since 1920/21 (with only a break during World War II).

Atalik won this swiss system event as clear first ahead of Alexander Onischuk, Vladimir Malaniuk and others as shared second. Legendary David Bronstein and a bunch of brits (including ELO favourite Michael Adams) competed as well.

Until to-day, there were only four Summer Congresses (the first three as super-strong invitational tournament), these congresses are not included in the winter event numbers.

Technically, Suat Atalik is subsequently in the winner line with <Pillsbury>, <Capablanca> and <Alekhine> :

<Hastings Summer 1895 is considered one of the greatest tournaments in the history of chess. It was one of the first tournaments to include all the top players, including former World Champion Wilhelm Steinitz and current champion Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Chigorin, Siegbert Tarrasch, Karl Schlechter, Joseph Henry Blackburne, David Janowski, and others. The result of the 22-game round-robin was a surprise, as American Harry Nelson Pillsbury won with 16.5 points despite playing in his first international tournament. Main article: Hastings 1895 chess tournament.

The Summer Hastings 1919 "Victory Tournament" was the first international tournament held in an allied country after World War I. The field was chiefly British, but the tournament was dominated by Cuban José Raúl Capablanca (soon to be World Champion) and Yugoslav ‘grandmaster’ Borislav Kostić. Capablanca won 10.5/11 without a loss, drawing only his game to Kostić who placed second with 9.5. George Alan Thomas and Frederick Yates tied for 3rd-4th with 7 points.

Hastings Summer 1922 was a strong double round-robin with Alexander Alekhine, Akiba Rubinstein, Efim Bogoljubov, Siegbert Tarrasch, George Alan Thomas, and Frederick Yates. Capablanca and Lasker had been invited but were unable to attend. The tournament featured a slower time control than had been usual in England — 17 moves per hour instead of 20 moves per hour. The outcome wasn't decided until the final round. Bogoljubov lost all his games against tournament leaders Alekhine and Rubinstein. Rubinstein needed a final round victory over Thomas to tie for first with Alekhine, but achieved only a draw to fall a half point short. Alekhine won with 7.5, Rubinstein was second with 7, and Bogoljubow and Thomas tied for third-fourth with 4.

Hastings Masters Summer 1995 was the 100-year jubilee tournament, Suat Atalik clear first.>

Source: <Wikipedia>

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  PhilFeeley: No news about what he's doing these days? Coaching? Will he play any tournaments soon?
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