2012

Jaan Ehlvest takes first place in Heart of Finland Open

For the 22nd time in a row the town of Jyväskylä organised the most important chess tournament of its country, the Heart of Finland Open.

The 9-round swiss event was held from 9th to 15th July, attracting 145 participants from seven countries, including 8 Grandmasters and 7 International Masters.

The dates coincided with the town’s Summer Festival, a rich cultural week with theatre and music performances on the streets of Jyväskylä – a pleasant spare time programme for the participants.

Grandmaster Jaan Ehlvest, formerly from Estonia and now representing the USA, collected 7.5/9 points to take a clear first place and the prize of 1000 EUR.

Heart of Finland Open - playing hall

Heart of Finland Open - The playing hall

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Final standings:

1 GM Ehlvest Jaan USA 2596 – 7.5
2 IM Norri Joose FIN 2324 – 7
3 GM Sulskis Sarunas LTU 2572 – 7
4 Pohjala Henri FIN 2279 – 7
5 IM Kiik Kalle EST 2395 – 6.5
6 IM Karasev Vladimir I RUS 2379 – 6.5
7 IM Nyysti Sampsa FIN 2344 – 6.5
8 FM Luukkonen Tommi FIN 2279 – 6.5
9 FM Ebeling Daniel FIN 2328 – 6.5
10 FM Mertanen Janne FIN 2374 – 6.5
11 GM Gavrilov Alexei RUS 2498 – 6
12 GM Solozhenkin Evgeniy RUS 2472 – 6
13 GM Kanep Meelis EST 2521 – 6
14 FM Ebeling Mika FIN 2258 – 6
15 GM Yrjölä Jouni FIN 2375 – 6
16 FM Pudas Teemu FIN 2294 – 6
17 Ahvenjärvi Jani FIN 2182 – 6
18 IM Agopov Mikael FIN 2442 – 6
19 FM Nevanlinna Risto FIN 2267 – 6
20 GM Vul Arkadi Eremeevich RUS 2312 – 6
21 IM Mishuchkov Nikolai M RUS 2418 – 5.5
22 FM Altshul Raffael RUS 2173 – 5.5
23 IM Sakalauskas Vaidas LTU 2413 – 5.5
24 Franssila Tommi FIN 2204 – 5.5
25 Laine Panu FIN 2195 – 5.5
26 Valli Frans FIN 2252 – 5.5
27 Köykkä Pekka FIN 2218 – 5.5
28 Haapasalo Jukka-Pekka FIN 2077 – 5.5
29 Kivimäki Jaakko FIN 2182 – 5.5
30 Johansson Jukka FIN 2134 – 5.5
31 GM Rantanen Yrjö FIN 2375 – 5.5
32 Nivala Tuomas FIN 2214 – 5.5
33 Soppela Jouni FIN 2134 – 5.5
34 Jäntti Petri FIN 2099 – 5.5
35 Rönkä Erik FIN 2074 – 5.5
36 Nieminen Kari FIN 2155 – 5.5
37 FM Osmolny Vladimir I RUS 2207 – 5.5
38 Filippov Sergey B RUS 2062 – 5.5
39 Pukkinen Seppo FIN 1965 – 5.5
40 Saveliev Alexei RUS 2078 – 5.5
41 Sassi Pekka FIN 2060 – 5.5
42 Tiitta Sauli FIN 2178 – 5
43 Grinberg Iosif P RUS 2196 – 5
44 Chernyak Viktoria RUS 1887 – 5
45 Klukin Kirill RUS 1995 – 5
46 Ristoja Samu FIN 2073 – 5
47 Paronen Petteri FIN 2125 – 5
48 Tauriainen Marko FIN 2138 – 5
49 Meskanen Vesa FIN 2065 – 5
50 Spanton Tim R ENG 1963 – 5
51 FM Kivipelto Kaj FIN 2181 – 5
52 Hintikka Eero FIN 2087 – 5
53 Linden Lari FIN 1960 – 5
54 Iivonen Markku FIN 2011 – 5
55 Rauramaa Julius FIN 1993 – 5
56 Marjusaari Eero FIN 2050 – 5
57 Äijälä Jouko FIN 2157 – 5
58 Sorvari Jarmo FIN 2041 – 5
59 Alho Sauli FIN 2138 – 5
60 De Jong Wietse NED 1982 – 5
61 Kamnev Alexander RUS 1875 – 5
62 FM Salimäki Janne FIN 2190 – 5
63 Anttila Perttu FIN 2136 – 4.5
64 Pönniö Toni FIN 1951 – 4.5
65 Lönnqvist Henrik FIN 2091 – 4.5
66 Räsänen Otto FIN 1865 – 4.5
67 Hartio Ilkka FIN 2084 – 4.5
68 Seppälä Aki FIN 2010 – 4.5
69 Pessi Juha FIN 2106 – 4.5
70 Katajainen Kimmo FIN 1940 – 4.5
71 Vehkalahti Veli FIN 2004 – 4.5
72 Penttilä Tero FIN 1994 – 4.5
73 Bicer Sena Aksel FIN 1859 – 4.5
74 Sipilä Markku FIN 2018 – 4.5
75 Vättö Jouko FIN 1958 – 4.5
76 Van Der Heide Gerben NED 1931 – 4.5
77 Patola Eero FIN 1928 – 4.5
78 Lappalainen Matias FIN 1848 – 4.5
79 Mäki Juha FIN 1974 – 4.5
80 Granat Simo FIN 1959 – 4.5
81 Liu Dennis FIN 1907 – 4.5
82 Pursiainen Erkki FIN 1898 – 4.5
83 Nisula Timo FIN 1958 – 4.5
84 Leukkunen Raimo FIN 1885 – 4.5
85 Luodonpää Martti FIN 1900 – 4
86 Palmo Pentti FIN 2051 – 4
87 Eloranta Kari FIN 2067 – 4
88 Demidov Jan FIN 1851 – 4
89 Koskinen Veikko FIN 1985 – 4
90 Molchanov Alexander RUS 1716 – 4
91 Mattila Olavi FIN 1914 – 4
92 Pashkov Vladimir M RUS 1889 – 4
93 Nikula Mikko FIN 1829 – 4
94 Huiskonen Saku FIN 1760 – 4
95 Nazarova Anastasia FIN 1669 – 4
96 Koivula Joni FIN 2126 – 4
97 Takku Teppo FIN 1935 – 4
98 Lyly Seppo FIN 1926 – 4
99 Heino Aimo FIN 1767 – 4
100 Halmesvirta Anssi FIN 1949 – 4
101 Hallman Valo FIN 1660 – 4
102 Kugappi Tomi FIN 1773 – 4
103 Pesola Jyrki FIN 1936 – 4
104 Turunen Timo FIN 1988 – 4
105 Larionova Katariina FIN 1447 – 4
106 Van Der Veen Ronald NED 2030 – 3.5
107 Auvinen Esa FIN 1980 – 3.5
108 Karppinen Martti FIN 1758 – 3.5
109 Pajunen Toni FIN 1721 – 3.5
110 Kulmala Kalle-Juhani FIN 1806 – 3.5
111 Rantsi Kauko FIN 1881 – 3.5
112 Popov Alexei RUS 1800 – 3.5
113 Koskinen Erkki FIN 1952 – 3.5
114 Kangas Mauno FIN 1843 – 3.5
115 Tikka Erkki FIN 1791 – 3.5
116 Lindholm Pertti FIN 1759 – 3.5
117 Löyttyniemi Marko FIN 1514 – 3.5
118 WFM Walta Päivi FIN 1818 – 3.5
119 Ahonen Markku FIN 1416 – 3.5
120 WCM Solozhenkina Elizaveta RUS 1649 – 3.5
121 Kinnari Timo FIN 1807 – 3.5
122 Van Der Heide Henk NED 1852 – 3
123 Tocklin Tomi FIN 1852 – 3
124 Pitkänen Juhani FIN 1768 – 3
125 Kivimäki Jouko FIN 1868 – 3
126 Collins Alan ENG 1811 – 3
127 Pulkkinen Heikki FIN 1874 – 3
128 Kaunonen Jouni FIN 1782 – 3
129 Niemi Esa FIN 1711 – 3
130 Mattila Kalle FIN 1555 – 3
131 Davidsainen Kari FIN 1767 – 3
132 Ruosteenoja Eero FIN 1835 – 3
133 Raivio Erkki FIN 1789 – 2.5
134 Jylhä-Ollila Kaarlo FIN 1657 – 2.5
135 Veenstra Catrines NED 1583 – 2.5
136 Nappu Maxim FIN 1617 – 2.5
137 Engelberg Jan FIN 1901 – 2.5
138 Eränne Tomi FIN 1529 – 2.5
139 Sjöskog Tommy FIN 1535 – 2.5
140 Veenstra Menno NED 1549 – 2.5
141 Porrasmaa Timo FIN 2064 – 2
142 Vorobyova Valeriya RUS 1300 – 2
143 Kiviaho Pauli FIN 1578 – 2
144 Haurunen Tuomo FIN 1370 – 1.5
145 Alisaari Vellu FIN 1221 – 0.5

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