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Suat Atalik
S Atalik 
Photo copyright © 2006 "EmperorAtahualpa"  
Number of games in database: 651
Years covered: 1984 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2509 (2570 rapid, 2486 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2636

Overall record: +236 -99 =293 (60.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 23 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (55) 
    E77 E81 E99 E94 E91
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E32 E34 E39 E38 E41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D38 D37 D31 D35 D06
 Slav (28) 
    D10 D17 D11 D15 D19
 Queen's Indian (27) 
    E15 E12 E17 E19
 Semi-Slav (25) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44 D46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B62 B67 B58 B52 B57
 Grunfeld (29) 
    D85 D97 D80 D78 D84
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C80 C78 C92 C94 C69
 Slav (26) 
    D10 D15 D11 D18 D17
 French Defense (24) 
    C11 C02 C12 C16 C00
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (18) 
    B62 B67 B66 B60
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 1-0
   F Handke vs S Atalik, 2000 0-1
   Miles vs S Atalik, 1996 0-1
   Z Sturua vs S Atalik, 2002 0-1
   D Radulovic vs S Atalik, 2012 0-1
   S Atalik vs B Baum, 1998 1-0
   Tiviakov vs S Atalik, 2006 1/2-1/2
   S Atalik vs E Bagakis, 1994 1-0
   G Welling vs S Atalik, 1997 1/2-1/2
   S Atalik vs V Zheliandinov, 2001 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gorenje 2007 Tournament (2007)
   Corus Group C (2006)
   Turkish Championship (2006)
   Sigeman & Co (2006)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Canadian Open (2007)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   S Atalik vs A Dreev (Feb-24-18) 0-1, rapid
   S Atalik vs E Iturrizaga (Feb-24-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   S Atalik vs M Flores (Feb-24-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   S Atalik vs S Azarov (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid
   E Hansen vs S Atalik (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid

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(born Oct-10-1964, 56 years old) Turkey

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Suat Atalık 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, Atalık 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 IM and WGM Ekaterina Polovnikova-Atalik.

Wikipedia article: Suat Atalık

Last updated: 2018-07-12 04:17:02

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 651  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Atalik vs Mohamed Nasser El-Kreni  1-0391984Thessaloniki OlympiadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
2. S Atalik vs G Vijayendran  ½-½491984Thessaloniki OlympiadE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
3. Ahmed Main Uddin vs S Atalik  ½-½411984Thessaloniki OlympiadE14 Queen's Indian
4. T Harding vs S Atalik  ½-½521984Thessaloniki OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
5. Barbero vs S Atalik  0-1381986Chess OlympiadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
6. S Mariotti vs S Atalik  ½-½231986Chess OlympiadE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. C W Pritchett vs S Atalik  ½-½661986Chess OlympiadB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. Kotronias vs S Atalik 1-0261987SuboticaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
9. Uhlmann vs S Atalik  ½-½191988Chess OlympiadA14 English
10. S Atalik vs Igor Ivanov  ½-½131988Chess OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
11. S Atalik vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½321990Forli opB08 Pirc, Classical
12. S Atalik vs Vyzmanavin  ½-½121991Chelyabinsk-AE15 Queen's Indian
13. S Atalik vs Zsofia Polgar 0-1611991Budapest KasparovD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Baburin vs S Atalik  ½-½621992Budapest NuovoA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
15. S Atalik vs Kharlov 1-0241992Budapest GMD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
16. S Atalik vs Leko  ½-½541992Budapest GMD97 Grunfeld, Russian
17. S Atalik vs Vaganian  ½-½411992Chess OlympiadE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
18. G Milos vs S Atalik 1-0241992Chess OlympiadB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
19. S Atalik vs Korchnoi  ½-½331992Chess OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
20. I Dorfanis vs S Atalik  ½-½551993Katerini GPA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Smagin vs S Atalik 0-1331993Heraklio opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. S Atalik vs Miles 0-1301993IraklionE81 King's Indian, Samisch
23. S Atalik vs Kotronias  ½-½311993PeristeriE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
24. S Atalik vs J Gdanski  1-0361993IraklionA56 Benoni Defense
25. Wojtkiewicz vs S Atalik  ½-½401993Komotini GPA15 English
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 651  PGN Download
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Jul-09-12  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.

Jul-09-12  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.
Oct-10-12  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

Oct-10-12  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
Jan-28-13  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.

May-21-13  PhilFeeley: I see he's the top rated (so far) to play in July here:

Jul-12-13  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

Oct-10-13  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>

Dec-02-15  PhilFeeley: No news about what he's doing these days? Coaching? Will he play any tournaments soon?
Jun-10-17  bla bla: trt
Sep-10-18  PhilFeeley: He's turned up in this summer festival tournament in Belgrade, winning:

I'm glad to see he's doing well, despite the idiocy of his country's federation.

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  Penguincw: (this was in July 2018)

GM Atalik wins the Orbis GM tournament with a score of 6/9. He was one of just 2 undefeated players (the other one drew all his games).

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  HeMateMe: Very Turkish name.
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