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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). I’m always available for some good backgammon