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Tunc Hamarat
Number of games in database: 152
Years covered: 1969 to 2012
Overall record: +69 -15 =68 (67.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   Harvey D Williamson vs T Hamarat (Sep-20-12) 1-0, correspondence

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(born Dec-01-1946, 73 years old) Turkey (federation/nationality Austria)

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In 1997, Tunc Hamarat earned the title of International Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess. In 2004, he won the 16th International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) World Championship. He is considered the top backgammon player in Austria and has won several titles in international backgammon tournaments. He has a Master's degree in Physics Engineering and works for a telecommunication company in Vienna.

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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 152  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Kellner vs T Hamarat 0-1421969W-ch M GT07 corrD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. T Hamarat vs A Korelov  ½-½271969W-ch M GT07 corrC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
3. G Halasz vs T Hamarat  1-0321969W-ch M GT07 corrC21 Center Game
4. T Hamarat vs V Stoklas  1-0191969W-ch M GT07 corrB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. R Callaghan vs T Hamarat  0-1511969W-ch M GT07 corrC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. Guenther Wolf vs T Hamarat  0-1421969W-ch M GT07 corrC53 Giuoco Piano
7. T Hamarat vs F Preibsch  1-0351969W-ch M GT07 corrC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. A Bauer vs T Hamarat  0-1361969W-ch M GT07 corrC44 King's Pawn Game
9. M V Prosorov vs T Hamarat  ½-½351969W-ch M GT07 corrC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. S Lilienthal vs T Hamarat  0-1151969W-ch M GT07 corrD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. T Hamarat vs A Pereira  1-0391975W-ch11 sf01 corrB32 Sicilian
12. A Gouder vs T Hamarat  0-1271975W-ch11 sf01 corrC78 Ruy Lopez
13. M Berglund vs T Hamarat  0-1301975W-ch11 sf01 corrC78 Ruy Lopez
14. T Hamarat vs M Suta  1-0311975W-ch11 sf01 corrC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
15. T Hamarat vs B V Pusenjak  1-0301975W-ch11 sf01 corrB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. R Levit vs T Hamarat 1-0431975W-ch11 sf01 corrD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. A C Van der Tak vs T Hamarat  ½-½171977olm9 qual GP3 B1 corrC78 Ruy Lopez
18. T Hamarat vs Allan Jensen  ½-½401977olm9 qual GP3 B1 corrC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. M Furmston vs T Hamarat  0-1301977olm9 qual GP3 B1 corrC45 Scotch Game
20. A Sychev vs T Hamarat  1-0651977EU-ch M corrD69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,
21. E G Rodin vs T Hamarat  0-1421978EU-chT2 corr7887D85 Grunfeld
22. T Perman vs T Hamarat  ½-½501978EU-ch GT76 corrA22 English
23. T Hamarat vs P Wagner  1-0261978EU-ch M corrB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. T Hamarat vs B Cederquist  1-0211980EU-ch M corrB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. T Hamarat vs J Aijala  ½-½401980FIN-TUR corrB42 Sicilian, Kan
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Sicilian B33

Kofidis, Spiridon F
Hamarat, Tunc

CC World Championship XVI Final, 1999-2000

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bf4 e5 8. Bg5 a6 9. Na3 b5 10. Nd5 Be7 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. c3 Bg5 13. Nc2 O-O 14. a4 bxa4 15. Rxa4 a5 16. Bc4 Rb8 17. Ra2 Kh8 18. Nce3 g6 19. h4 Bxh4 20. g3 Bg5 21. b4!?

A new move. White plans a dangerous attack. For this plan he weakens his pawn position.

21... Bxe3 22. fxe3 Kg7!

The best move. Black has to play very carefully as the following variation shows:

22... f5? 23. b5! Na7 24. Rah2 Rb7 25. b6 Qg5 26. Qf3 Nc6 27. Nc7

23. Rah2

23. b5 Ne7 24. Nxe7 Qxe7 25. Rxa5 Bb7 with the better game for Black(25... Qc7 is also possible.)

23... Rh8! 24. b5 Na7!

24... Ne7 25. Nf6!! with big complications and I think with better chances for White.

25. b6 Nc6 26. Qa4 Ne7! 27. Nxe7

27. O-O Nxd5 28. Bxd5 Be6 29. Bxe6 fxe6 30. Rhf2 Rxb6 31. Rf7+ Kh6 32. Qxa5 Rb2

27... Qxe7 28. Qxa5 Bb7

After this move there is no salvation for White. This is a typical case when the attack fails, the weaknesses of the attacking side remain. In the present case, it's White's pawn structure.

29. Rf1

Other moves are not better.

29... Ra8

29... Ra8 White resigns. Maybe a bit early but the following variations show his hopeless situation. 30. Rhf2!? (30. Qb4 Ra1+ 31. Ke2 (31. Kd2 Rxf1 32. Bxf1 Qg5) 31... Rxf1 32. Kxf1 Bxe4) 30... Rxa5 31. Rxf7+ Qxf7 32. Rxf7+ Kh6 33. Rxb7 Rc8

0-1 [Hamarat, Chess Mail 8/2000]

Jan-28-05  Pawsome: Hamarat Challenge Match

The ICCF World Champion Tunc Hamarat (AUT) who has never lost a single game with White, has challenged the "Rest of the World" to a friendly 2-game match. He will have White in both games. The games (one will start with 1.e4 and one with 1.d4) will be played on the ICCF Webserver and started on 10th February 2005 with the rule "10 moves/70 days".

The players on the "Rest of the World" team will vote on each move. The move receiving the most votes will be selected. Should 2 or more moves receive the same number of votes, the "Rest of the World" will be given 2 more voting days to decide between the tied moves. Participation in this event is open to all players who pay an entry fee of 5 EUR or $7.00 US dollars via their National CC Federation or the ICCF Direct Entry (DE) option. All fees collected will be transferred to the ICCF Development Fund. The money will be used primarily for development and system support of the ICCF WebChess Server. It will be possible to join the "Rest of the World" team at any stage of the game.

Hasn't lost a single game as white, why that trumps Kasparov. I'm looking forward to this match!

Aug-10-08  myschkin: . . .

aka <DJ Nighttrain>

Portrait (in German):

Video "Fingerspitzengefühl":

A Quote for our Chess Dandys:
"Mit Frauen war ich unerfolgreich. Zwei Beziehungen sind gescheitert, weil mein Interessenspektum wohl zu gross ist."

Aug-10-08  myschkin: . . .

Photo (with ex-wife):

Aug-10-08  myschkin: . . .

"The Chess Player's Widow"

(by Bill Wall)

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  wordfunph: In 2004, Tunc Hamarat became World Correspondence Champion after four years play.
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  Domdaniel: Tim Harding conducted a good interview with Hamarat in 'Chess Mail' magazine.
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