|Full name||Suat Atalık|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
October 10, 1964 |
|FIDE rating||2562 (March 2014)|
|Peak rating||2632 (April 2006)|
During the 2000 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Atalik insisted on playing for Bosnia rather than Turkey. As a result, the organizers of the Olympiad banned him from the competition. After the selection of the new national chess federation he returned to the Turkish national team.
On November 11, 2005 he married 22-year-old woman grandmaster Ekaterina Polovnikova from Russia. Former world championship challenger Nigel Short, who also played in the World Junior Championship in 1983 was his best man.
He was the only Grandmaster registered in the Turkish Chess Federation in Turkey beginning in 1994 and ending in 2005, when Mikhail Gurevich took up residence there.
- Suat Atalik vs Gyula Sax, Maroczy mem 1997, Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical, Noa Variation, San Remo Variation (E37), 1-0
- Florian Handke vs Suat Atalik, 16th open 2000, King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation, Donner Defense (E94), 0-1
- Zurab Sturua vs Suat Atalik, Bled Olympiad 2002, Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation, Advance System (D15), 0-1
- Suat Atalik vs Pablo Zarnicki, Bled Olympiad 2002, Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian. Classical Variation (E12), 1-0
- Suat Atalık player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Chessbase News Reports: Grandmaster Atalik marries Woman Grandmaster Ekaterina Polovnikova
- Video Interview with Suat Atalık
- Crowther, Mark (21 April 2003). THE WEEK IN CHESS 441: XXXIV Mar del Plata Open. London Chess Center
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