Alexander Ipatov is the 2012 World Junior Chess Champion and a two-time Turkish Chess Champion. In 2015, he won the national championship scoring 12.5 out of 13. Alexander is currently the highest rated player in Turkey. He represented Turkey at three Chess Olympiads (2012, 2014, 2016), two European Team Championships (2013, 2015) and the World Team Championship (2013). At the Baku World Chess Olympiad in September 2016, Alexander Ipatov helped Turkish team to finish on their historically highest, the 6th place, by defeating the Georgian Grandmaster Mikhail Mchedlishvili in the last round when the score in the match was 1.5-1.5. Thanks to this victory, Turkey also qualified to the 2017 World Team Chess Championship, for the first time as a non-organizing country.