Mouflon Chess Challenge May 2020: CM Damianou vs Yildirim

by Mark Bryan

by Mark Bryan

FIDE Instructor | FIDE Arbiter | ECU Certified School Chess Teacher

Tomorrow the Mouflon Chess Challenge May 2020 will feature reigning Cyprus Chess Champion CM Ioannis Damianou against Kemal Yildirim. The match will be held at 8 PM on the lichess server.

The second Quarter-Final match between Cyprus Chess Champion CM Ioannis Damianou and Kemal Yildirim will be broadcasted live on our YouTube Channel with our great commentary team.

12 May: CM DAMIANOU vs YILDIRIM

CYP Rank: 4

CM Ioannis Damianou

CM Ioannis Damianou is currently the reigning Cyprus Chess Champion. Currently ranked number 4 in Cyprus with 2202 FIDE Standard Rating (The ratings were updated 1 April 2020). He has participated in one chess olympiad in 2018 in Batumi in which he obtained his CM title. He won the Cyprus Chess Championship last year with 8.5/9 equalling the record set by GM Andreas Kelires. This year he won the Cyprus Open also by 8.5/9.

TUR Rank: 686

Kemal Yildirim

Hi, my name is Kemal Yildirim and I am 14 years old. I am from Nicosia, North Cyprus. I started playing chess when I was 8 years old. I have 1735 FIDE rating and 1903 national rating. I am currently a member of Nicosia Chess Club in North Cyprus. I have participated in many international tournaments such as in Germany, Austria and Serbia. In 2019 & 2020, I competed in Turkish Cup as a part of national team. In Cyprus, I competed in bicommunial tournaments in Ledra Palace, 1st International Chess Tournament in Larnaka. I became U13 North Cyprus chess champion in 2019 and U14 2nd place in 2020.

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