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Cem Duran  

Cem Duran

Turkey


Full Name: Cem Duran

 

Date of birth: March 24, 1975

 

Birth Place: Istanbul, Turkey

 

Current City of Residence: Istanbul

 

Marital Status: Married

 

Occupation: Education counselor. 

 

How I started in Backgammon: In Turkey we are born with basic backgammon knowledge hard-wired in our brains.

 

Backgammon Nickname: Duran

 

Current Skill level: Pathetic

 

Playing Backgammon live since: Seven years

 

Titles won

 
 I don't have any international titles so far. But some national ones:


 - 4 times WBF-Turkey Istanbul Golden League Champion


 - 2007 Bosporus Backgammon Club (BTG) tournament champion

 

Other important finishes:

 - 2007 World Championship of Backgammon in Monte Carlo Quarter finalist in the Championship flight of.

 

Favorite Backgammon book: I love all of them. Some for their educational value, and the others for their entertainment value.

 

Favorite Music: Rock music

 

Favorite Film: Europe by Lars Von Trier

 

Other Interests & Hobbies:  Sociobiology, genetics, computer games

 

Person I'd like most to meet: Anyone who is going to live 1000 years from now.

 

Favorite Celebrity: Richard Dawkins

 

If I could change anything in the world, I would... decrease the human population to a few hundred million, as it should be in order for other species to live peacefully without us destroying their habitat, selecting among the least egoistic and species among us.

 

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would... create a rating system which would include all results from top worldwide tournaments.

 

Additional comments: Feel free to contact me if you come to Istanbul (cogusian@yahoo.com). I'm always available for some good backgammon


 

 

 
 
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