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21st Heart of Finland Chess Tournament

11-17th July, 2011, in Jyväskylä, Finland

Chessclub Jyväs-Shakki organizes the 21st Open Heart of Finland in Jyväskylä, Finland on 11-17th July, 2011. The Venue is Harju Building of Jyväskylä College, Sepänkatu 3, Jyväskylä. The Heart of Finland tournament is the biggest annual chess event in Finland.

The tournament will be played over 9 rounds according to Swiss system. Time rate is 90 min + 30 s/move, add 30 min after 40th move. Tournament is ELO rated and there are possibilities to win FIDE title norms. The first prize will be 1000 EUR.

HOF Playing hall

The playing hall

Last year three players shared the first place – GM Maxim Turov, GM Tomi Nyback and FM Tommi Luukkonen.

Supplementary program includes the evening cruise on the lake Päijänne and famous Summerfestival “Jyväskylä Summer”. More information on the official website.

Pre-registered players:

1. GM Sulskis Sarunas LTU 2564

2. GM Kanep Meelis EST 2528

3. GM Novik Maxim RUS 2470

4. IM Yuneev Alexey RUS 2425

5. IM Kiik Kalle EST 2423

6. IM Agopov Mikael FIN 2423

7. GM Vorotnikov Vladislav RUS 2422

8. GM Mishuchkov Nikolai RUS 2415

9. IM Lauk Ular EST 2402

10. GM Yrjölä Jouni FIN 2366

11. GM Rantanen Yrjö FIN 2363

12. IM Norri Joose FIN 2343

13. FM Mertanen Janne FIN 2333

14. Kiuttu Roope FIN 2283

15. Kiltti Jyrki FIN 2254

16. Franssila Tommi FIN 2239

17. WIM Trofimova Antonina RUS 2198

18. Kivipelto Kaj FIN 2190

19. Kivimäki Jaakko FIN 2190

20. WFM Mednikova Svetlana RUS 2174

21. Porrasmaa Timo FIN 2121

22. Scott Fracer SCO 2109

23. Meskanen Vesa FIN 2106

24. WFM Savola Laura FIN 2088

25. Eloranta Kari FIN 2052

26. Rönkä Erik FIN 2026

27. Ladva Ottomar EST 2020

28. WFM Shevchenko Olesya RUS 2014

29. Koskinen Veikko FIN 1990

30. Mäki Juha FIN 1981

31. Luodonpää Martti FIN 1976

32. Seppälä Aki FIN 1968

33. Savola Ari FIN 1956

34. Pursiainen Erkki FIN 1952

35. Guisset Philippe BEL 1950

36. Torkkola Henri FIN 1947

37. Pesola Jyrki FIN 1927

38. Tocklin Tomi FIN 1925

39. Zuev Alexandr RUS 1913

40. Seppänen Jukka FIN 1910

41. Ledent Philippe BEL 1870

42. WFM Walta Päivi FIN 1838

43. Davidsainen Kari FIN 1804

44. Hyötylä Tapio SUI 1794

45. Savola Tero FIN 1791

46. Heino Aimo FIN 1773

47. Vorotnikova Natalia RUS 1764

48. Chernyak Viktoria RUS 1750

49. Vierjoki Timo FIN 1742

50. Niemi Esa FIN 1726

51. Björkdahl Daniel SWE 1708

52. Nazarova Anastasija FIN 1449

53. Pajunen Toni FIN 1304

54. Mednikova Svetlana RUS

55. Haavamäe Henrik EST

56. Jun Liu FIN

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Cruise on the lakes of Jyväskylä

HoF preview 6

Table ice-hockey s very popular in Finland

HoF 108

Heart of Finland – a great tournament with a friendly atmosphere (news and photos by WGM Anna Rudolf)

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