Kuopion Shakinystävät is pleased to welcome GM Heikki Westerinen to Kalakukko-tournament.
GM Westerinen is one of Finland’s best players ever. He became a Grandmaster in 1975. Westerinen won the Finnish Championship in 1965, 1966, 1968, and 1970. He played for the national team in the biennial Chess Olympiads from 1962 through 1996, and 2006. Westerinen’s best tournament results include third place at Berlin 1971, tie for second place at Oslo 1973, first at Sant Feliu de Guixols 1973, and first at Dortmund 1973 and 1975. His style is described as original and combinative.