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Emre Can - chess player

Emre Can at the 2008 World Junior Chess Championship in Gaziantep, Turkey
Country Turkey
Born January 21, 1990
İzmir, Turkey
Title Grandmaster

Emre Can (Turkish pronunciation:  (born January 21, 1990) is a Turkish Grandmaster of chess. As of the July 2013 FIDE rating list, he is ranked number 1097 in the world and number seven in Turkey. He earned FIDE titles as FIDE Master (FM) in 2006, International Master (IM) in 2007 and Grand Master (GM) on July 25, 2010.

He was born in İzmir, Turkey on January 21, 1990. Emre Can is student of Information technology at Kadir Has University in Istanbul.

He began with chess playing at the age of seven. In 1999, Emre Can participated at the chess championship held in Antalya, Turkey becoming second in his age group. In 2000, he took part at the World Youth Chess Championship held in Oropesa del Mar, Spain. At the age of 16, he won the first title in his age category among 102 players from 19 countries at the 13th Youth Chess Olympiad held in Novi Sad, Serbia on July 1-9. He has a fourth place at the European U-18 Chess Championship. In 2011, he became the Turkish chess champion.


Turkish Chess Championship