• Sofia Blokhin

    Sofia Blokhin

    Woman FIDE Master (2022)

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 2052

    Rapid: 2060

    Blitz: 1875

    Sofia started to study chess in 2014 in Kadriorg chess club with trainer Aleksandr Petrov. She continued her chess education in Tallinn chess club under the guidance of trainers Hendrik Olde (2015-2017) and Aleksandr Dusman (2017-2019). Sofia represents chess club Vector since 2020.

    Key achievements:

    European U-18 girls rapid chess champion (2023)

    European U-16 girls rapid chess champion (2021)

    3-rd place in World youth rapid chess championship among U-16 girls (2022)

    3-rd place in World youth blitz championship among U-16 girls (2022)

    2-nd place in European youth blitz championship among U-18 girls (2023)

    3-rd place in European youth blitz championship among U-16 girls (2022)

    8-th place in European youth classical chess championship among U-16 girls (2022)

    Estonian women’s champion in classical chess (2019)

    2-nd place in Estonian women's classical chess championship (2021, 2022)

    Estonian U-20 girls champion in classical chess (2019)

    13-th place in U-12 girls World rapid championship (2018)

    Estonian U-18 girls champion in classical chess (2022, 2023, 2024)

    Estonian U-16 girls champion in classical chess (2019, 2021, 2022)

    Estonian U-14 girls champion in classical chess (2019, 2020)

    Estonian U-12 girls champion in classical chess (2018)

    2. place in Estonian women's rapid championship (2021, 2022, 2023)

    2. place in Estonian women's blitz championship (2021)

    2. place in Estonian U-18 girls classical chess championship (2019, 2020)

    2. place in Estonian U-16 girls classical chess championship (2020)

    Estonian U-16 girls online rapid chess champion (2021)

    Estonian U-12 (2018), U-14 (2019),  U-16 (2021) and U-18 (2023, 2024) girls rapid chess champion

    Winner of 2019 and 2019 open youth Estonian championship in rapid chess

    Estonian U-18 girls blitz champion (2023)

    Estonian U-16 girls blitz champion (2021)

    Estonian U-14 girls blitz champion (2018, 2019, 2020)

    Riga Technical University Open 2018 (Tournament E) international tournament winner

    Tallinn 2019 youth international tournament winner

    Winner of dozens best female prices in local and international tournaments

  • Ostap Mertins

    Ostap Mertins

    Year of birth: 2009

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1729

    Rapid: 1981

    Blitz: 1936

    Ostap started to study chess in 2016 in a school chess class with his first trainer Oleg Korchagin. In 2017 he continued his studies at “Tallinn“ chess club under the guidance of trainer Aleksandr Dusman. Starting from 2018 Ostap is a member of A. Alekhine chess club in Pushkin, Russia. He studies under the guidance of trainer Tatjana Korbut. In Estonian tournaments Ostap repsents  "Vector" chess club since 2020.

    Key achievements:

    - U-8 Estonian champion in classical chess (2017)

    - U-10 Estonian champion in classical chess (2019)

    - Second place in U-12 Estonian classical chess championship (2020)

    - Second place in U-8 Estonian rapid chess championship (2017)

    - Second place in U-10 Estonian chess championship (2019)

    - Pushkin city U-13 champion in classical chess (2019)

    - First place on the first board of U-10 Estonian team in European youth team rapid chess championship (2019)

  • Mikhail Cherentsov

    Mikhail Cherentsov

    Year of birth: 2009

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1687

    Rapid: 1856

    Blitz: 1746

    Mikhail started to learn chess in 2017 at the age of 8 in “Edu Valem” school chess class, then continued his studies at “Tallinn“ chess club under the guidance of trainer Aleksandr Dusman. Member of "Vector" chess club since 2020.

    Key achievements:

    Third place in U-14 Estonian classical chess championship (2022)

    Second place in U-14 Estonian rapid chess championship (2023)

    Second place in U-12 Estonian rapid chess championship (2021)

    Third place in U-16 Estonian rapid chess championship (2024)

    Third place in U-12 Estonian blitz championship (2020)

    Second place among U-12 boys in international classical chess tournament in Plateliai (Lithuania), 2020

  • Maria Helena Rudiger

    Maria Helena Rudiger

    Year of birth: 2010

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1517

    Rapid: 1560

    Blitz: 1495

    Maria Helena started to study chess in 2019 in “Tallinn“ chess club with trainer Aleksandr Dusman. Maria Helena represents “Vector” chess club since 2020.

    Key achievements:

    Estonian U-14 girls champion in classical chess (2024)

    3. place in U-12 Estonian girls classical chess championship (2022)

    2. place in U-14 Estonian girls rapid chess championship (2024)

    3. place in U-14 Estonian girls rapid chess championship (2023)

    3. place in U-10 Estonian girls blitz chess championship (2019)

    4. place in U-10 Estonian girls classical chess championship (2019)

    Participant of European youth blitz- and rapid chess championship (2019)

    Tallinn school champion (rapid chess, girls 1-9 grades) 2023

    Tallinn rapid chess champion among U-10 girls (2019)

  • Sofia Orlova

    Sofiya Orlova

    Year of birth: 2010

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1488

    Rapid: 1536

    Blitz: 1456

    Sofia started to learn chess in 2016 in “Edu Valem” kindergarten and school chess class, then continued her studies at “Tallinn“ chess club under the guidance of coach Aleksandr Dusman. Member of "Vector" chess club since 2020.

    Key achievements:

    Estonian U-8 girls classical chess champion (2017 and 2018)

    Second place in Estonian U-10 classical chess championship (2020)

    Second place in Estonian U-14 classical chess championship (2022)

    Second place in Estonian U-12 classical chess championship (2022)

    Estonian U-8 girls rapid chess champion (2018)

    Second place in Estonian U-10 rapid chess championship (2020)

    Second place in Estonian U-8 rapid chess championship (2017)

    Third place in Estonian U-12 classical chess championship (2021)

    Third place in Estonian U-14 rapid chess championship (2022)

    27-th place among 60 participants in U-8 girls World blitz championship (2018)

    Numerous first prizes in girls’ category in local and national level tournaments

  • Georg Blokhin

    Georg Blokhin

    Year of birth: 2010

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1590

    Rapid: 1504

    Blitz: 1497

    Georg started to study chess as a 6-year old with trainer Aleksandr Dusman. He played for “Tallinn“ chess club during 2017-2019. Georg represents “Vector” chess club since 2020.

    Key achievements:

    - Tallinn U-10 rapid chess champion (2019)

    - Winner of U-10 rapid tournament series "Autumn 2020"

    - Winner of U-10 Laagri school open championship (2019)

    - 2. place in U-10 P. Keres memorial tournament (2019)

    - 3. place in U-10 Gunnar Uusi memorial tournament (2019)

    - Participant of U-10 World (2018) and European (2019) youth blitz- and rapid chess championships

  • Arina Uljaseva

    Year of birth: 2012

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1458

    Rapid: 1441

    Blitz: 1489

    Arina started playing chess in 2018 in a school club, and just 4 months later she took a prize at a tournament in the capital of Cyprus. Since then, her interest in the game has only grown.

    Arina is a regular participant and winner of children's chess tournaments. She trains under the guidance of Larisa Sokolova (head coach), Vadim Vasilenko and Vera Prokoput. Arina represents our club at competitions in Estonia since 2024.

    Key achievements:

    Estonian champion in classical chess among U12 girls (2024)

    2nd place at the Cyprus classical chess championship among U10 girls (2020)

    2nd place at the Cyprus classical chess championship among U8 girls (2019)

    Paphos city champion in rapid chess in the open U10 category

    3rd place in the overall standings of the international rapid chess tournament Strategic Kings 2023

  • Alexis Miriam Reren

    Year of birth: 2013

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: -

    Rapid: 1447

    Blitz: -

    Alexis Miriam began studying chess in 2020 at the Sakala Chess Academy club under the guidance of grandmaster Igor Shvyrjov. From 2021 to 2023 she represented the club Tõnu Truusi Malekoolkond. Member of the Vector club since 2024.

    Key achievements:

    Estonian blitz champion among U10 girls (2023)

    3. place in U-12 Estonian girls rapid chess championship (2024)

    Winner of the all-Estonian series of rapid chess tournaments "Autumn 2023" in U10 category.

    First place in the girl's standings of the all-Estonian series of rapid chess tournaments "Spring 2024" in U14 category

    First place in the girl's standings of the all-Estonian series of rapid chess tournaments "Spring 2023" in U10 category

    First place in the U10 girls category at the 4th Paul Keres Memorial Classic Open

    First place in the U10 girls category at the 4th Paul Keres Memorial tournament

    First place in the U10 category of the Viimsi Valla Malefestival Open tournament

    Participant in the World and European Rapid and Blitz Championships among U10 girls (2023)

  • Anna Krushevskaja

    Year of birth: 1978

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1461

    Rapid: 1465

    Blitz: 1430

    Anna represents chess club Vector since 2021 and studies under the guidance of trainer Aleksandr Dusman.

    Key achievements:

    2. place in 2023 Estonian team championship as part of Vector chess club team.

  • Camilla Anna Rudiger

    Year of birth: 2014
    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: -

    Rapid: 1445

    Blitz: - 1434

    Camilla Anna started to study chess in 2019 under the guidance of trainer Aleksandr Dusman. Camilla Anna represents chess club Vector since 2020.

    Key achievements:

    U-8 girls Estonian classical chess champion (2022)

    U-10 girls Estonian rapid chess champion (2023)

    U-8 girls Estonian rapid chess champion (2021, 2022)

    U-8 girls Estonian blitz champion (2021)

    5-th place in European youth rapid chess championship among U-8 girls (2022)

    5-th place in European youth blitz championship among U-8 girls (2022)

    2. place in U-8 Estonian classical chess championship (2021)

    2. place in U-10 Estonian classical chess championship (2023)

    2. place in U-10 Estonian blitz championship (2023)

  • Emma Viktoria Rudiger

    Emma Viktoria Rudiger

    Year of birth: 2012

    Classic: -

    Rapid: 1408

    Blitz: 1535

    Emma Viktoria started to study chess in 2019 in “Tallinn“ chess club with trainer Aleksandr Dusman. Emma Viktoria represents “Vector” chess club since 2020.

    Key achievements:

    U-12 girls blitz Estonian champion (2023)

    Third place in U-8 Estonian girls classical chess championship (2020)

    Second place in U-8 Estonian girls blitz chess championship (2020)

    4. place in U-8 Estonian girls blitz chess championship (2019)

    3. place in Tallinn rapid chess championship among U-10 girls

    Participant of European youth blitz- and rapid chess championship (2019)

  • Sofiya Sokolova

    Year of birth: 2009

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1474

    Rapid: 1488

    Blitz: 1553

     Sofiya represents chess club Vector since 2021 and studies under the guidance of trainer Aleksandr Dusman.

    Key achievements:

    2. place in Estonian U-14 girls rapid chess championship (2022)

    2. place in Estonian U-14 girls blitz championship (2022)

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