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Betul Cemre Yildiz
B Yildiz 
Number of games in database: 579
Years covered: 2000 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2362 (2365 rapid, 2253 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2379

Overall record: +148 -224 =161 (42.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 46 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (114) 
    B40 B31 B51 B41 B22
 French Defense (25) 
    C07 C05 C03 C17 C11
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    D02 A40 E10 D05 A46
 French Tarrasch (21) 
    C07 C05 C03 C04
 Scotch Game (20) 
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B18 B10 B17 B16 B13
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (59) 
    C78 C77 C69 C95 C70
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (39) 
    D20 D27 D21 D24 D23
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    D02 D05 A46 D00 D01
 Sicilian (23) 
    B28 B20 B22 B41 B46
 English, 1 c4 e5 (17) 
    A20 A29 A28 A25 A22
 Two Knights (13) 
    C55 C58 C59
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Yildiz vs L Batory, 2010 1-0
   B Yildiz vs I Krush, 2008 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs B Yildiz, 2012 0-1
   O F Salepci vs B Yildiz, 2012 0-1
   Yifan Hou vs B Yildiz, 2011 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   48th World Junior Championship (Girls) (2009)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2019)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2015)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   European Championship (Women) (2002)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   European Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Championship (Women) (2018)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2013)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   European Championship (Women) (2019)

   🏆 World Cup (Women)
   Z Tan vs B Yildiz (Jul-16-21) 1-0
   B Yildiz vs Z Tan (Jul-15-21) 1/2-1/2
   B Yildiz vs M Alinasab (Jul-13-21) 1/2-1/2
   M Alinasab vs B Yildiz (Jul-12-21) 0-1
   B Yildiz vs Ines Belattar (Aug-23-20) 1-0, rapid

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(born May-16-1989, 33 years old) Turkey

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She is a Woman Grandmaster and a FIDE Trainer. She won the Turkish Women's Championship each year from 2002 through 2006, and in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Wikipedia article: Betül Cemre Yıldız

Last updated: 2018-07-16 07:00:12

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 588  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Pourkashiyan vs B Yildiz  1-0242000Wch U12 GirlsB50 Sicilian
2. T Sabure vs B Yildiz  1-0512000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. B Yildiz vs I Zakurdjaeva  0-1352001EuChJun GirlsD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Z Toumbeli vs B Yildiz  ½-½452001EuChJun GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Fantin vs B Yildiz  1-0532001EuChJun GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. B Yildiz vs G Acar  ½-½272001EuChJun GirlsD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. B Yildiz vs L Krumina  1-0282001EuChJun GirlsD05 Queen's Pawn Game
8. V Machalova vs B Yildiz  ½-½352001EuChJun GirlsB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
9. S Shtereva vs B Yildiz  1-0342001EuChJun GirlsB41 Sicilian, Kan
10. B Yildiz vs N Kovalevskaya  ½-½572001EuChJun GirlsA48 King's Indian
11. M Wortel vs B Yildiz  1-0302001EuChJun GirlsB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
12. B Yildiz vs M Kouvatsou  0-1372001European Team Championship (Women)A48 King's Indian
13. S Trajkovska vs B Yildiz  1-0302001European Team Championship (Women)B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
14. B Yildiz vs M Horvath  0-1462001European Team Championship (Women)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
15. B Yildiz vs L Rogule  ½-½252001European Team Championship (Women)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Yildiz vs J Krivec  0-1472002European Championship (Women)C26 Vienna
17. S Melikov vs B Yildiz  0-1772002European Championship (Women)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. B Yildiz vs A Hamdouchi  0-1502002European Championship (Women)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. N Bojkovic vs B Yildiz  1-0472002European Championship (Women)A13 English
20. B Yildiz vs S Yordanova  0-1712002European Championship (Women)B25 Sicilian, Closed
21. M Doncheva vs B Yildiz  1-0402002European Championship (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. B Yildiz vs Z Altunbas  1-0682002European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
23. E Karahaliou vs B Yildiz  ½-½442002European Championship (Women)B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
24. B Yildiz vs D Bratimirova  1-0472002European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
25. A Ismailova vs B Yildiz  0-1432002European Championship (Women)B01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 588  PGN Download
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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: 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.
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
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 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.
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  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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  alexmagnus: Then there is this somewhat famous Youtube video:

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  alexmagnus: (don't be misguided by 559 views, I just can't find the original with hundreds of commentaries alone)
Jul-21-16  Sally Simpson: Hi Alex,


'The Turkish Draughts Evergreen'

In Turkish Draughts if you capture with a King you get an extra move and can jumped past the next square.

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