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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Heart of Finland 2013 Chess Begins in Jyväskylä

12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Chess Daily News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone,

The 23rd Heart of Finland Chess Open will take place on 8-14th July in Jyväskylä, Finland. The playing venue for the chess event is Harju building of Jyväskylä College in the city-center Sepänkatu 3. The tournament system is 9-round Swiss with accelerated pairings in the first two rounds. The event is elo-rated and it is possible to obtain FIDE title norms.

The total prize fund is 4000 EUR, with 1000 EUR reserved for the winner. There are also junior, women and elo prizes. Last year winner was GM Jaan Ehlvest. You can access the official website for live updates.

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