11-year-old FM Yagiz Erdogmus, in case you haven’t heard of him earlier than, is a reputation you must anticipate to listen to once more. The younger Turkish participant is an IM-elect (which means he has earned the title, solely ready for it to be authorized) and quantity 13 nationally on the time of writing.
After assembly the necessities for the worldwide grasp title this summer season, he has additionally not too long ago gained the ChessChild Youth Speed Chess Championship as a part of an exhilarating and speedy chess odyssey.
Before the pandemic, the younger champion’s FIDE score was at a modest 1955 by the fateful month when time appeared to cease, March 2020. He did not play once more till the Silver Lake 2021 event in June 2021, and you’ll already guess that there was a startling bounce when he returned. By the primary score replace, he had surged 194 Elo factors, and his peak score in 2021 was 2283. He now stands on the lofty 2453, having solely damaged into the double-digits by way of age a 12 months in the past.
He earned all three IM norms, and the 2400 score minimal, required for the IM title in 2022—really, in a span of three months (April-July). He earned the primary norm in Turkey and secured the final two in Serbia.
GM Rafael Leitao has annotated a recreation of his that includes a stellar combinational end from the Serbia Chess Open 2022, the place he defeated three grandmasters and earned his second norm. Interestingly, he had performed within the beginner part of this similar event only a 12 months earlier than, with a sub-2000 score.
While incomes his IM title over the board, he additionally gained the ChessChild Youth Speed Chess Championship on-line. He really raised his score by over 100 Elo factors through the span of the web occasion. In the next video, FM Mike Klein analyzes three key moments from the ultimate vs. Argentinian CM Ilan Schnaider.
Not but an adolescent, Erdogmus has proven the capability to compete on the recreation’s highest ranges. While his climb within the final 12 months—frankly, in the previous couple of months—has been nothing wanting jaw-dropping, absolutely there might be extra to return for this younger chess star.