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GM Vitaly Kunin sweeps through Heart of Finland

WGM Anna Rudolf top woman of the competition

The German grandmaster Vitaly Kunin won the first place at the strong Heart of Finland chess tournament. He finished a full point ahead of competition and proved to be in top form gaining 8,0/9. The silver medal went to the Russian GM Maxim Novik, while the bronze was won by the high rated international master from the Netherlands Robin Swinkels.

The top seeded player of the competition GM Evgeniy Solozhenkin took the 4th place with 6,5/9, the same points as the highest placed player from FInland – FM Petri Lehtivaara.

The top woman of the event, and 6th in the general standigs with 6,5/9, is WGM Anna Rudolf. One more time she proved to be going for higher challenges, managing to hold a strong grandmaster and defeat other higher rated players in the process.

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1 GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2532 8

2 GM Novik Maxim RUS 2464 7

3 IM Swinkels Robin NED 2516 6.5

4 GM Solozhenkin Evgeniy RUS 2543 6.5

5 FM Lehtivaara Petri FIN 2376 6.5

6 WGM Rudolf Anna HUN 2313 6.5

7 FM Ivanov Sergey A RUS 2386 6.5

8 FM Larsen Karsten DEN 2337 6.5

9 IM Gladyszev Oleg RUS 2447 6.5

10 Michielsen Joost NED 2359 6.5

11 Valli Frans FIN 2158 6.5

12 GM Rantanen Yrjö A FIN 2429 6

13 Setälä Touko FIN 1959 6

14 Wallin Aleksi FIN 2102 6

15 Op Den Kelder Joram NED 2293 5.5

16 Kiuttu Roope FIN 2264 5.5

17 Franssila Tommi FIN 2260 5.5

18 Pohjala Henri FIN 2251 5.5

19 Haapasalo Jukka-Pekka FIN 2079 5.5

20 Savola Laura FIN 2027 5.5

21 Valner Uku EST 2162 5.5

22 Anttila Perttu FIN 2050 5.5

23 De Andres Gonalons Fernando ESP 2074 5.5

Total: 104 players

HOF Playing hall

Playing venue

HOF Maxim Novik

GM Maxim Novik

HOF Playing venue

Playing venue, Main campus of Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences

HOF Anna Rudolf

WGM Anna Rudolf

HOF Robin Swinkels

IM Robin Swinkels

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