Ekaterina Atalik

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Ekaterina Atalik
Atalik Ekaterina.jpg
Born (1982-11-14) 14 November 1982 (age 36)
Kirov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
TitleInternational Master
Woman Grandmaster
FIDE rating2464 (October 2019)
Peak rating2481 (September 2011)

Ekaterina Atalik (née Polovnikova; born 14 November 1982 in Kirov)[1] is a Russian-Turkish chess player, who holds the titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).

She won the European Youth Chess Championship in the under-16 girls' section in 1997.

In 2005, she married Grandmaster Suat Atalık from Turkey, and obtained Turkish citizenship,[2] she took clear second place, behind her husband, at the 3rd Mediterranean Chess Championship, held from 31 January to 8 February 2006 in Antalya, and was declared Mediterranean women's champion.[3]

In April 2006 she won the 7th European Women's Chess Championship in Kuşadası, Turkey.[4] Atalik also won the Turkish women's championship in 2008 and 2016.[5]

In January 2016, she took clear first place in the 15th Prague Open with a score of 8/9, a full point ahead of the nearest followers.[6]

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  1. ^ "Ekaterina Atalik: "We Don't Expect Support from Anybody Other Than Our Lawyers"". chess-news.ru. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  2. ^ Short, Nigel (2005-11-11). "World Junior Championships begin". ChessBase. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2006-02-13). "TWIC 588: 3rd Mediterranean Championship". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Ekaterina Atalik and Zdenko Kozul European Champions". ChessBase. 2006-04-16. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  5. ^ "2016 Arzum Türkiye Kadınlar Şampiyonu IM Ekaterina Atalık". kadinlar2016.tsf.org.tr (in Turkish). Turkish Chess Federation. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  6. ^ "IM Ekaterina Atalik convincing winner of 15th Prague International". FIDE. 2016-01-16. Retrieved 18 January 2016.

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