17. Heart Of Finland


Live games










Jyväskylä, Finland July 12-18.7, 2008

Chessclub Jyväs-Shakki organizes the 18th Heart of Finland Open chess tournament in Jyväskylä, Finland during July 12-18.7 2008. The tournament will be played in 9 rounds according to Swiss system. Tournament is ELO rated and there are possibilities to reach FIDE title norms.


Main campus of Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, street address Rajakatu 35, Jyväskylä (location on map).


Sat July 12 at 9-11 Confirmation of participation
11:30 Opening ceremony
12:00 Round 1
17:30 Round 2
July 13 12:00 Round 3
17:30 Round 4
July 14 15:00 Round 5
July 15 15:00 Round 6
July 16 15:00 Round 7
July 17 15:00 Round 8
July 18 11:00 Round 9

Note: Round 3 starts now at 12:00 - instead of earlier anounced time.

Prize giving ceremony right after final round.
Player can rest round 1 and gets 1/2 point from it.

Time rate:

At rounds 1-4 the time rate is 1h 30 min + 30 s/move. After 75th move add 10 min and play the end without increment. At rounds 4-9 time rate is 1h 30 min + 30 s/move, add 30 min after 40th move.

Entry fees:

GMs and IMs no entry fee (registration required before June 23), FM/U20 60 EUR, ELO-rated players 80 EUR, others 100 EUR.

Discounts: Payments received not later than May 31th are allowed a 20 % discount, no later than June 16th are allowed a 10% discount. Payments should be transfered to Jyväs-Shakki's bank account: K-S Osuuspankki 529002-4269553.


The first price will be 1000 euros. Open group's top six will be awarded, also ELO-group prizes, young player prizes and special prizes.


Summer hotel Amis, http://www.hotelliamis.com/info_eng.htm
The location is very near to the playing venue.

Further information:

Tommi Verkasalo email: tommiverkasalo@gmail.com tel. +358500618498



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