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21st Heart of Finland Chess Tournament

Finnish veteran Yrjö Rantanen convincing winner

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

128 players from eight countries took participation. Six Grandmasters and six International Masters were in the field.

Finnish veteran GM Yrjö Rantanen won the tournament, convincingly and in the most curious fashion. He started with a loss against Teemu Pudas in the first round, but then entered the winning streak and scored in the remaining eight games, leaving the nearest followers full point behind. He takes 1000 EUR home.

The untitled local Jari Järvenpää led the race until the 7th round and a defeat against GM Vorotnikov. Earlier he beat three Grandmasters – Jouni Yrjölä, Maxim Novik and Sarunas Sulskis. That was sufficient for an IM norm.

Yrjö Rantanen

GM Yrjö Rantanen

HOF Playing hall

The playing hall

GM Vladislav Vorotnikov (RUS) and IM Mikael Agopov (FIN) shared the second place with 7 points each. Full standings bellow.

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

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

Final standings:

1 GM Rantanen Yrjö FIN 2382 – 8

2 GM Vorotnikov Vladislav V RUS 2422 – 7

3 IM Agopov Mikael FIN 2443 – 7

4 Sepman Yulius RUS 2319 – 6.5

5 Järvenpää Jari FIN 2214 – 6.5

6 GM Sulskis Sarunas LTU 2591 – 6.5

7 GM Kanep Meelis EST 2531 – 6.5

8 Pohjala Henri FIN 2241 – 6

9 Pudas Teemu FIN 2228 – 6

10 Kiuttu Roope FIN 2283 – 6

11 GM Novik Maxim RUS 2478 – 6

12 Valli Frans FIN 2242 – 6

13 GM Yrjölä Jouni FIN 2366 – 6

14 Kiltti Jyrki FIN 2254 – 6

15 FM Mertanen Janne FIN 2333 – 6

16 Anttila Perttu FIN 2109 – 6

17 Köykkä Pekka FIN 2205 – 6

18 Wallin Aleksi FIN 2069 – 6

19 IM Kiik Kalle EST 2425 – 6

20 WIM Kuzevanova Evgenia RUS 2096 – 6

21 Immonen Vihtori FIN 2108 – 6

22 Alho Sauli FIN 2160 – 6

23 Kivimäki Jaakko FIN 2190 – 6

24 IM Lauk Ular EST 2403 – 5.5

25 Franssila Tommi FIN 2213 – 5.5

26 IM Nyysti Sampsa FIN 2348 – 5.5

27 Seppälä Aki FIN 1968 – 5.5

28 Ladva Ottomar EST 2037 – 5.5

29 Tiitta Sauli FIN 2176 – 5.5

30 Simkin Alexander RUS 1920 – 5.5

31 Sihvonen Tero FIN 2035 – 5.5

32 Jäntti Petri FIN 2099 – 5.5

33 Ahvenjärvi Jani FIN 2092 – 5.5

34 Johansson Jukka FIN 2132 – 5.5

35 WFM Mednikova Svetlana RUS 2174 – 5.5

36 Liu Dennis FIN 1857 – 5.5

37 Kilpelä Panu FIN 2077 – 5.5

38 Tuomala Timo FIN 2240 – 5

39 FM Kivipelto Kaj-Erik FIN 2190 – 5

40 Porrasmaa Timo FIN 2121 – 5

41 Reshetov Valery RUS 2121 – 5

42 Bicer Sena Aksel FIN 1758 – 5

43 Torkkola Henri FIN 1974 – 5

44 WFM Savola Laura FIN 2088 – 5

45 Eloranta Kari FIN 2052 – 5

46 Pönniö Toni FIN 2067 – 5

47 Lönnqvist Henrik FIN 2108 – 5

48 Sassi Pekka FIN 2069 – 5

49 Parkkinen Jyrki FIN 2207 – 5

50 Fraser Scott SCO 2109 – 5

51 Kauppala Pekka FIN 2171 – 5

52 Visti Heikki FIN 1991 – 5

53 Grinberg Iosif P RUS 2228 – 5

54 Chernyak Viktoria RUS 1768 – 5

55 Hintikka Eero FIN 2118 – 4.5

56 Nieminen Kari FIN 2169 – 4.5

57 Raivio Yrjö FIN 2076 – 4.5

58 Koivusalo Ville FIN 1926 – 4.5

59 Heikkilä Antti FIN 2020 – 4.5

60 Penttilä Tero FIN 2046 – 4.5

61 WCM Kiseleva Arina RUS 1846 – 4.5

62 Koskinen Veikko FIN 1981 – 4.5

63 Iivonen Markku FIN 2005 – 4.5

64 Granat Simo FIN 1947 – 4.5

65 Vättö Jouko FIN 1919 – 4.5

66 Hartio Ilkka FIN 2071 – 4.5

67 Vierjoki Timo FIN 1749 – 4.5

68 Pukkinen Seppo FIN 2012 – 4.5

69 Vehkalahti Veli FIN 2024 – 4.5

70 Hosia Akseli FIN 1816 – 4.5

71 Seppänen Jukka FIN 1910 – 4.5

72 Rykov Ivan RUS 1759 – 4.5

73 Leukkunen Raimo FIN 1902 – 4.5

74 Linden Lari FIN 1928 – 4

75 Rönkä Erik FIN 2023 – 4

76 Tocklin Tomi FIN 1925 – 4

77 Guisset Philippe BEL 1953 – 4

78 Savola Ari FIN 1956 – 4

79 Katajainen Kimmo FIN 1945 – 4

80 Mäki Juha FIN 1981 – 4

81 Akkanen Timo FIN 1818 – 4

82 Pursiainen Erkki FIN 1952 – 4

83 Lappalainen Matias FIN 1820 – 4

84 Popov Alexei RUS 1726 – 4

85 Meskanen Vesa FIN 2106 – 4

Hyotyla Tapio SUI 1794 – 4

87 Koivumäki Marko FIN 1837 – 4

88 Pesola Jyrki FIN 1927 – 4

89 Havumäki Jani FIN 1547 – 4

90 Ruosteenoja Eero FIN 1817 – 4

91 Nazarova Anastasia FIN 1449 – 4

92 Björkdahl Daniel SWE 1708 – 3.5

93 Elomaa Arto FIN 1959 – 3.5

94 Rantsi Kauko FIN 1718 – 3.5

95 Zuev Alexandr RUS 1885 – 3.5

96 Ailasmaa Kimmo FIN 1820 – 3.5

97 Lindholm Pertti FIN 1700 – 3.5

98 Heinonen Mauno FIN 1810 – 3.5

99 Savola Tero FIN 1791 – 3.5

100 Vorotnikova Natalia RUS 1764 – 3.5

101 Kaunonen Jouni FIN 1780 – 3.5

102 Davidsainen Kari FIN 1804 – 3.5

103 Ahlqvist Esa FIN 1691 – 3.5

104 Kulmala Kalle-Juhani FIN 1892 – 3.5

105 Ledent Philippe BEL 1877 – 3

106 Takku Teppo FIN 1904 – 3

107 Niemi Esa FIN 1726 – 3

108 Luodonpää Martti FIN 1976 – 3

109 Petruchuk Mikhail RUS 0 – 3

110 Sassi Matti FIN 1927 – 3

111 Bagrunov Vladimir RUS 1921 – 3

112 Jylhä-Ollila Kaarlo FIN 1674 – 3

113 Heino Aimo FIN 1773 – 3

114 Raivio Erkki FIN 1822 – 2.5

115 Kivimäki Jouko FIN 1891 – 2.5

116 Laitinen Jarmo RUS 1728 – 2.5

117 Sjöskog Tommy FIN 1514 – 2.5

118 Eränne Tomi FIN 1499 – 2.5

119 WFM Walta Päivi FIN 1838 – 2.5

120 Sikkilä Jarmo FIN 1738 – 2

121 Mattila Kalle FIN 1472 – 2

122 Kiviaho Pauli FIN 1589 – 2

123 Marten Marwan FIN 1646 – 1.5

124 Hänninen Heikki FIN 1814 – 1.5

125 Kärki Henri FIN 0 – 1.5

126 Pajunen Toni FIN 1336 – 1

127 Venkataramanan Venkatesan FIN 1459 – 1

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