Text and photos by WGM Anastasiya Karlovich
Turkish Youth Chess Championships were held in Kemer (Antalya) from, January 30, till February, 4, 2011. The record number of 1002 players (from 51 provinces) took part in the first branch of the championship in U7-U12 age categories. 121 participants were selected for the national teams and will get the support from the TCF.
The closing ceremony took place on 4th of February and was attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and other officials who came to take part in the FIDE Presidential Board. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov delivered a greeting speech together with the FIDE Vice President, President of the Turkish Chess Federation Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici.