• Sofia Blokhin

    Sofia Blokhin

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1947 (29-th place in the world among U-14 girls on 01.09.20 rating list)

    Rapid: 1804 (26. place in the world among U-14 girls on 01.09.20 rating list)

    Blitz: 1778 (23. place in the world among U-14 girls on 01.09.20 rating list)

    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:

    - Estonian women’s champion in classical chess (2019)

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

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

    - Estonian U-16 girls champion in classical chess

    - Estonian U-14 girls champion in classical chess

    - Estonian U-12 girls champion in classical chess

    - 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-12 (2018) and U-14 (2019) girls rapid chess champion

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

    - 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

  • Georg Blokhin

    Georg Blokhin

    Year of birth: 2010

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: -

    Rapid: 1067

    Blitz: -

    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 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

  • Ostap Mertins

    Ostap Mertins

    Year of birth: 2009

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1379

    Rapid: 1636

    Blitz: 1527

    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)

  • Sofia Orlova

    Sofiya Orlova

    Year of birth: 2010

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1065

    Rapid: -

    Blitz: 1086

    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)

    - Estonian U-8 girls rapid chess champion (2018)

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

    - Second place in U-10 category of Rae Spordikooli lahtised meistrivõistlused (2019)

    - 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

  • Maria Helena Rudiger

    Maria Helena Rudiger

    Year of birth: 2010

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: -

    Rapid: 1003

    Blitz: -

    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:

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

  • Emma Viktoria Rudiger

    Emma Viktoria Rudiger

    Year of birth: 2012

    Classic: -

    Rapid: -

    Blitz: -

    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:

    - 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)

  • Mikhail Cherentsov

    Mikhail Cherentsov

    Year of birth: 2009

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: 1245

    Rapid: 1206

    Blitz: 1266

    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-12 Estonian blitz championship (2020)

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

    - Second place in U-10 Laagri school open tournament (2018)

    - Second place in U-10 rapid chess tournament Estimaa Spordiliit Jõud MV kiirmales (2019)

    - Second place in U-10 category of Rae Spordikooli lahtised meistrivõistlused (2019)

    - Eighth (2018) and ninth (2019) places in U-10 Estonian Rapid Chess Championships

    - Ninth place in U-10 Estonian Chess Championship (2019)

    - Participant of the U-10 European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship (2019)

  • Roman Shchiry

    Year of birth: 2010

    Current FIDE rating:

    Classic: -

    Rapid: -

    Blitz: -

    Roman started to study chess in 2019 in a school chess club under the guidance of trainer Tatyana Fomina. Roman represents chess club Vector since 2020.

    Key achievements:

    Roman is currently acquiring tournament experience, and his victories and achievements are still ahead.

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