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30th Heart of Finland Chess Open

The 30th edition of the Heart of Finland Chess Open / Nordic Open Chess Championship will be held from 18-24 July 2022 in Jyväskylä. The event marks the 100th anniversary of the Finnish Chess Federation and features three separate competitions: Open (open for all players), Senior 50+ (open for players born in 1972 or earlier and represent one of the Nordic federations), Senior 65+ (open for players born in 1957 or earlier and represent one of the Nordic federations).
Throwback: Kaido Kulaots wins Heart of Finland 2017 on tiebreak / GM Kiril Alekseenko clinches 25th Heart of Finland Open on tiebreak

The events will be played in 9 rounds, swiss system, with time control 90 min/40 moves + 30min + 30sec/move. The total prize fund will be 17.000 euros. More than 100 players already registered for the Open event and the line-up is led by GM Sergey Fedorchuk, GM Bartlomiej Heberla, and GM Lucas van Foreest. See the current starting list of participants below.

Starting list – 30th Heart of Finland Chess Open:

No. NameFEDRtgI
1GMFedorchuk Sergey A. UKR2612
2GMHeberla Bartlomiej POL2577
3GMVan Foreest Lucas NED2553
4GMMikhalevski Victor ISR2551
5GMKorpa Bence HUN2542
6GMKulaots Kaido EST2537
7GMChatalbashev Boris DEN2529
8GMSteingrimsson Hedinn ISL2523
9GMKevlishvili Robby NED2499
10GMNagy Gabor HUN2494
11IMKarttunen Mika FIN2492
12IMSeo Jung Min SWE2479
13IMKeinänen Toivo FIN2477
14IMMikhalevski Alexander ISR2428
15IMSipilä Vilka FIN2416
16IMSeeman Tarvo EST2411
17IMKiik Kalle EST2381
18IMNyysti Sampsa FIN2363
19FMKöykkä Pekka FIN2361
20FMPohjala Henri FIN2339
21IMSrinath Rao S.V. IND2306
22FMNiemi Kalle FIN2297
23FMJärvenpää Jari FIN2292
24FMRönkä Erik FIN2272
25FMLuukkonen Tommi FIN2270
26IMNorri Joose FIN2266
27CMHeinola Vesa-Pekka FIN2265
28 Lahdelma Henri FIN2254
29FMPääkkönen Timo FIN2226
30 Nivala Tuomas FIN2222
31WFMNazarova Anastasia FIN2208
32 Ristoja Samu FIN2208
33 Pönniö Toni FIN2163
34 Wartiovaara Oliver FIN2158
35 Tuomala Tapio FIN2155
36 Rehn Ralf FIN2141
37 Simola Tuomas FIN2128
38 Olander Aleksi FIN2106
39 Aalto Patrik FIN2104
40 Riipinen Juha FIN2083
41 Soppela Jouni FIN2059
42 Paronen Petteri FIN2037
43 Lye Sverre NOR2033
44 Lönnqvist Henrik FIN2019
45 Penttilä Tero FIN2014
46 Multanen Jimi FIN2000
47 Hintikka Eero FIN1986
48 Hartio Ilkka FIN1982
49 Granat Simo FIN1964
50 Vainikka Toni FIN1951
51 Jönsson Oscar SWE1950
52 Lallukka Taneli FIN1946
53 Milovs Daniels LAT1946
54 Eloranta Kari FIN1932
55 Karttinen Risto FIN1929
56 Nieminen Pauli FIN0
57 Lehtinen Heljä FIN1907
58 Nisula Timo FIN1894
59 Pesola Jyrki FIN1893
60 Karppinen Martti FIN1874
61 Varho Ilkka FIN1868
62 Huiskonen Janne FIN0
63 Jaakkola Niklas FIN1863
64 Kleinert Juergen GER1863
65 Korjus Onni FIN1856
66 Vättö Jouko FIN1850
67 Martinec Tamas FIN1848
68 Viitaniemi Olli FIN1845
69 Taipale Reijo FIN1843
70 Piiroinen Tero FIN1840
71 Luodonpää Martti FIN1834
72 Rinne Heini FIN1829
73 Tocklin Tomi FIN1822
74 Ojala Matias FIN1821
75 Viljanen Jouko FIN1819
76 Vanttaja Ilkka FIN0
77AIMVierjoki Timo FIN1779
78 Moilanen Teppo FIN1779
79 Asikainen Eeli FIN1773
80 Korjus Marko FIN1771
81 Koskinen Hannu E. FIN1751
82 Eerola Antti FIN1748
83 Ailasmaa Kimmo FIN1727
84 Riekkinen Keijo FIN1727
85 Laaksonen Matti FIN1721
86 Lye Sigurd NOR1717
87 Sippola Sara-Olivia FIN1704
88 Hänninen Heikki FIN1699
89 Olin Janne FIN0
90 Linnossuo Lauri FIN1674
91 Paananen Olli-Pekka FIN0
92 Heino Aimo FIN1643
93 Nissinen Niilo Man HKG1643
94 Muhonen Sami FIN1633
95 Mikkola Akseli FIN1630
96 Kaunonen Jouni FIN1606
97ACMJaakkola Vesa FIN1550
98 Riikonen Aleksei FIN0
99 Hietalahti Matias FIN1530
100 Brade Henry FIN0
101 Mustonen Niko FIN1492
102 Kulmala Jere FIN0
103 Ojasuo Anton FIN0
104 Valpas Jami FIN1476
105 D Amato Francesco FIN0
106 D Amato Raffaele FIN0
107 Farnalskiy Artur FIN0
108 Zaretckii Roman FIN0
109 Shevnin Dmitri FIN1304
110 Tomashevich Daniel FIN0
111 Peuranen Eemil-Veikka FIN1264
112 Oksanen Maria FIN1257
113 Nieminen Oliver FIN1158

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