Dragan Šolak, Baku 2016
March 30, 1980|
Vrbas, Socialist Republic of Serbia, Yugoslavia
|FIDE rating||2609 (September 2018)|
|Peak rating||2639 (July 2014)|
Šolak learnt chess from a very young age and started participating in tournaments before he turned four years of age. In 2002 he tied for 1st–3rd with Vladimir Tukmakov and Andrei Sokolov in the Hilton Open in Basel and tied for 3rd–4th with Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska in the Casino Open in Interlaken. In 2011 he tied for 3rd–7th with Sergey Volkov, Ioannis Nikolaidis, Konstantine Shanava and Fernando Peralta in the 1st Isthmia International Tournament.
In December 2011 he transferred to the Turkish Chess Federation. Šolak represented Turkey at the Chess Olympiads of 2012, 2014, 2016  and at the European Team Championship of 2013. He won the Turkish Chess Championship in 2012 and 2013.
Šolak finished equal second (fourth on tiebreak) at the European Individual Chess Championship of 2014 scoring 8 points out of 11 and this result enabled him to qualify for the 2015 Chess World Cup. In 2015 he won the 17th Dubai Open, edging out other five grandmasters on tiebreak, after all finished on 7/9 points. At the Chess World Cup 2015 he lost in the first round to Anton Korobov and therefore was eliminated from the competition.
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- Players transfers in 2011 FIDE
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