Helsinki Chess Festival 2019
Helsinki Chess Festival is an international chess event, which will have several happenings during the coming weeks. The festival is a part of FIDE strategic goal to support chess in Nordic countries. The events at 14.–18.8.2019 are:
- Invitational tournament for Seniors (S65), which is also Finland’s first grandmaster,
GM Heikki Westerinen 75 year jubilee tournament
- Invitational tournament for juniors under 20 years
- Invitational tournament for girls under 20 years
These tournaments are all 10-player round-robin tournaments, where the players are invited from all Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Faroe Islands), Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and from St Petersburg, Russia. These tournaments are played in Hotel Crowne Plaza Hesperia, address Mannerheimintie 50, and there is free entrance for public.
At the end of this week at Sunday 18.8.2019 at 17–22 there will be played
- An open ELO-rated lightning chess tournament (playing time 3’ + 2” increment) with a 1000 eur price fund in, Chess Arena in address Hiomotie 10, Helsinki. This tournament is open for all. Due to space restrictions 100 players will be accepted in the order of registration.
Next week on 23.–24.8.2019 we will have a special star guest from the top of the chess world, ex-World Champion, GM Anatoly Karpov
- GM Karpov will give a lecture in Chess Arena at Friday 23.8. at 17-19 in Hiomotie 10, Helsinki
- GM Karpov will play a simul with 15 boards against young Finnish players in Library Oodi at Saturday 24.8. at 11-
Please find additional information by clicking each event, a more detailed page will open.
The Festival is sponsored and supported by Rosatom and World Chess Federation FIDE and organized in close co-operation with Finnish Chess Federation (SSL).