Atalık in 2007
|Full name||Suat Atalık|
|Born||October 10, 1964|
|FIDE rating||2516 (August 2019)|
|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.
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. As of the July 2009 FIDE rating list, he is ranked number 165 in the world and number two in Turkey, behind Gurevich.
- 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
He attended Galatasaray Lycee and studied Psychology in Boğaziçi University. 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.
- Crowther, Mark (2007-06-25). "TWIC 659: Gorenje Valjevo Tournament". London Chess Center. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
- Crowther, Mark (2006-02-13). "TWIC 588: 3rd Mediterranean Championship". London Chess Center. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
- 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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