Alex was the 2012 World Junior Chess Champion and a two-time Turkish Chess Champion. In 2015, he won Turkey’s national championship with an impressive score of 12.5 out of 13. Alex represented Turkey at three Chess Olympiads in 2012, 2014, 2016; two European Team Championships in 2013 and 2015; and the World Team Championship in 2013. At the Baku World Chess Olympiad in September 2016, Alex helped the Turkish team finish in 6th place, an all-time team record, by defeating Georgian Grandmaster Mikheil Mchedlishvili in the final round after a tied score of 1.5 for each player. With this victory, Alex helped Turkey to qualify for the 2017 World Team Chess Championship.