Chess License Cards Dispensed by İşbank
Branches
Since 2007, the licenses granted by the
Turkish Chess Federation to its registered
players have been issued in the form of
Bankamatik (ATM) cards, encouraging
an ongoing relationship with the players
and their families within the scope of the
support İşbank extends to the sport.
License cards come in three kinds:
• Electron Bankamatik cards for players who
are over 18 years old,
• Maestro “First Signature” Bankamatik
cards for players in the 12 to 18 age group,
• A token plastic card for players younger
than 12.
Satrancoyna.com.tr
Playchess is the world’s largest online chess
platformwith 250,000 registered users.
In 2008, İşbank entered into a
comprehensive collaboration with Playchess.
On this basis, content on the website was
translated into Turkish and access was
provided from the
website. The 5,000 licensed chess players
who log in to Playchess.com from Turkey
play online chess on the website free-of-
charge. This initiative is intended to provide
the Turkish players with the opportunity
to participate in competitions within an
international arena, and to support their
personal development.
İşbank Chess Festival for ChildrenUnder 8
Conceived as a way to provide children with
a fun and family-friendly chess-playing
environment, since 2006 İşbank has been
conducting the “İşbank Chess Festival
for Children Under 8.” The Chess Festival
typically takes place immediately following
the end of the academic year.
The annual festival, held for its seventh year
in 2012, took place at the İşbank Employees’
Association’s Çamlıca Sports Complex; it
was attended by chess players in the 6-8
year age group, frommany different parts
of Turkey. Children attending the festival
played chess and participated in many other
enjoyable games and activities.
Türkiye İş Bankası Chess League
Chess matches and tournaments are
organized by the Bank under the designation
“Türkiye İş Bankası Chess League.” Beşiktaş
Gymnastics Club (BJK) won the Türkiye İş
Bankası Chess League’s 2011-2012 season
championship. The Türkiye İş Bankası Chess
League is the strongest league in its field in
Turkey and is considered to be among the
strongest leagues in Europe.
Tournament at İş
Designed to generate popularity for
the sport among İşbank employees and
foster employee communication, a chess
tournament, “Tournament at İş,” was held
on 26 May 2012 at the İşbank Employees’
Association’s Çamlıca Sports Complex.
40
th
World Chess Olympiad
The 40
th
World Chess Olympiad took place
at İstanbul Expo Center from 27 August to
10 September 2012. The Turkish National
Team participated in the event with a
total of six teams, three each in the open
section and women’s section. With İşbank
among its sponsors, the event attracted the
participation of more than 1,500 players
from 161 countries.
IN 2008, İŞBANK ENTERED
INTO A COMPREHENSIVE
COLLABORATION WITH
PLAYCHESS (THE WORLD’S
LARGEST ONLINE CHESS
PLATFORM WITH 250,000
REGISTERED USERS). ON
THIS BASIS, CONTENT
ON THE WEBSITE WAS
TRANSLATED INTO
TURKISH AND ACCESS
WAS PROVIDED FROM THE
.
TR WEBSITE.
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