Cemil Can was born in Ankara in 1998. He studied primary, secondary, and high school at PEISG an International School in Ankara. He graduated from Saint Louis University in Computer Engineering and Computer Science and completed his master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence at the same university. Cemil Can is currently located in San Diego, CA, and is a Ph.D. candidate at UC San Diego.
Cemil Can became a Grand Master when he was 19 years old. His current FIDE rating is 2568 and his current USCF rating is 2621 (January 2023). He owns the second-best Southern California state ranking.
Cemil Can has a unique achievement of winning the European Youth Championships five times in each and every category. Additionally, he is the winner of the 2017 Paracin Open in Serbia and the 2022 Teplice Open in the Czech Republic. Cemil Can represented Turkey in the 2012 Istanbul and 2022 Chennai Chess Olympiads. He is an active Turkish National Chess Team player.
Chess is Cemil Can’s lifestyle. Even in one of his interviews, he says: ‘’I liken chess to life, just like in life, you can find everything in life in a chess match. When you make your strategies and goals properly, you will be the winner, but when you make tactical mistakes, you will be the loser. Sometimes you have to take risks, all of these are facts that are both in life and chess.’’
As well as pursuing academic degrees, Cemil Can plays basketball, cricket, squash, and swimming. He played piano for five years and has intermediate French knowledge. His latest endeavor is performing educational chess lessons and online streams for chess lovers to assist them to improve chess knowledge, tactics, and strategy on many platforms. Cemil Can is an active social media user. Detailed information is given in his Biography timeline.