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Ekaterina Atalik

Country Russia
Born 14 November 1982
Kirov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Title International Master
Woman Grandmaster
Peak rating 2481 (September 2011)

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

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

In November 2005 she married 41-year-old Grandmaster Suat Atalık from Turkey, and obtained Turkish citizenship. 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.

In April 2006 she won the 7th European Women's Chess Championship in Kuşadası, Turkey. Atalik won the Turkish women's championship in 2008.

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