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Mustafa Yılmaz

Mustafa Yılmaz at the World Chess Junior Championship, Athens, Greece in 2012
Country Turkey
Born November 5, 1992
Title Grandmaster

Mustafa Yılmaz (born November 5, 1992) is a Turkish chess grandmaster. In the July 2013 FIDE rating list, he was ranked number 407 among active players in the world and number 6 in Turkey. He earned FIDE titles as FIDE Master (FM) in 2008, International Master (IM) in 2009 and Grand Master (GM) on September 10, 2012. He is a native of Mamak in Ankara.

Yılmaz began playing chess at the age of seven, encouraged by his older sister Ezgi Yılmaz, also a Turkish chess champion. He attended the same chess course in Mamak, Ankara with Kübra Öztürk, who became a Woman Grandmaster (WGM).

In 2008, Yılmaz was admitted to the Turkish national chess team. The same year, he took part in the 38th Chess Olympiad held in Dresden, Germany. In 2009, he became the youngest Turkish chess champion, defeating Barış Esen in the final round and reaching a total score of 11½/13.

At the initiative of the Turkish Chess Federation, in 2012 he entered the Chess Department of Russian State Social University in Moscow along with Burak Fırat and Demre Kerigan; to receive instruction from chess masters and to learn Russian.


Turkish Chess Championship
World Junior Chess Championship