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Champion GM Mustafa Yılmaz
Opening of Round 8 starts with one minute silence for the memory of Hayri Ozbilen, former President of Turkish Chess Federation .
Before the last round, GM Mustafa Yilmaz becomes the champion of the 12th International Istanbul Chess Festival with 8 out of 8 points. At the round 8, he wins versus Melih Yurtseven, sustaining the advantage obtained at the game openinig.

At board 2, FM Hakan Erdogan - Melih Kaan Can game, black sacrifices quality and makes pressure on the opponents king which is not castled. He manages to win the game with this pressure.
At Arno Garabetyan - Izak Romi game white gets the advantage at the opening and wins the the game with the decisive move Qc5!.
At Sedat Zengin - Emirhan Tarlabasi game first 15 moves are played theoritically (pelican defance). The game finishes with draw.
Last Round of the tournament will start 10:00 A.M. on Friday.

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