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2009 World Team Chess Championship Has Started!
The 2009 World Team Chess Championship is taking place in Bursa Merinos Atatürk Congress and Culture Center, between 04 - 13 January 2010.

The championship started with a a spectacular opening ceremony in the tournament hall which will be scene of contentious matches from the super grandmasters.
For nine days, 10 leading teams will fight to win the most prestigious throphy of the  chess world .
The Governor and the Mayor of Bursa Mr. Sahabettin Harput and Mr. Recep Altepe attended to the official dinner given in honor of FIDE Presidential Board.
The President of the Turkish Chess Federation Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici, thanked and expressed his appreciation to the Mayor in behalf of The Mucipality of Bursa, for hosting this big organization.  

The President of FIDE Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinovpresented a memorial plate to the Mayor of the Municipality of Bursa Mr. RecepAltepe  for their contribution.                                        bando.jpg
                                      The Municipal marching Band greeted our guests.

Ali Nihat Yazici presented a memorial plate to the Sales and Marketing Manager of The Sponsor Almira Otel, Aylin Isıkogullari


Ali Nihat Yazici and The Mayor of the Municipality of Bursa Mr. Recep Altepe


           The Draw shot was held with the participation of The Bursaspor Football Team.


Ali Nihat Yazici and The Deputy Governor of Bursa Mr. İsmail Demirhan


Ottoman military band, Mehteran.

 Turkish Chess Federation 2009