NORTHERN LIGHTS
(Väinö Airaksinen & Jukka Joutsi * up-dated: 22.5.2020)

Introduction * Esittely:

We have got a group of international chess friends, who want to play friendly chess games and tournaments together (slow chess ~ 3 days per move). The individual games (and tournaments) may be played in many different ways, but mainly these days we play in Internet's various free chess servers. All our games and tournaments are FREE of all costs - no official levels involved - just for fun among friends. Chess is an educational hobby.
This "Northern Lights"-chess group was founded in January 2109 by Väinö Airaksinen with the help of Jukka Joutsi. This is the second coming of "Northern Lights" - years ago it had its first run by Jukka Joutsi with many different tournaments during the years.

"Northern Lights"-shakkiryhmä ("Revontulet") oli olemassa jo aiemmin Jukka Joutsin pyörittämänä vuosia sitten, mutta lakkasi sittemmin toimimasta erinäisistä syistä. Toiminta heräsi henkiin kuitenkin joulukuussa 2016 uudestaan, kun Jukka Joutsi aloitti "Black Coffee Chess Friends"-nimen alla aluksi yksittäisiä turnauksia ja sittemmin myös edelleen jatkuvan liigasysteemin (14. kausi kahdella/kolmella eri divisioonatasolla). Toiminta olikin keskittynyt ajan kuluessa lähinnä pelkästään liigan pyörittämiseen.
Tammikuussa 2019 Väinö Airaksinen halusi toteuttaa ideansa ja perustaa toisen rinnakkaisen ryhmän, jossa ryhmän jäsenet pelailisivat keskenään haastepelejä ja mahdollisesti myös yksittäisiä turnauksia. Uudelle ryhmälle tuli nimeksi vanha tuttu "Northern Lights", jonka entisiä jäseniä ja pelaajia edelleen aktiivisesti oli mukana erilaisissa shakkitoiminnoissa. Jukka suostui ottamaan molempien ryhmien nettisivujen ylläpidon vastuulleen. "Northern Lights"-ryhmän toimintaa johtaa pääsääntöisesti Väinö Airaksinen, joka suunnittelee ja toteuttaa ryhmän eri projektit

NORTHERN LIGHTS OPEN (Monthly):

#: (click)
kuvaus * description:
voittaja * winner:
päivitetty * up-dated:
1
NORTHERN LIGHTS OPEN #1 * (February 2020)
Harri Kuusimurto, Finland.
9.4.2020 (completed).

NORTHERN LIGHTS SEVEN Tournaments (7 players):

#: (click)
kuvaus * description:
voittaja * winner:
päivitetty * up-dated:
1
NORTHERN LIGHTS Tournament (May, 2019) (7 players).
Väinö Airaksinen, Finland.
20.6.2019 (completed).
2
NORTHERN LIGHTS Tournament #2 (June, 2019) (7 players).
Rasmus Tamminen, Finland.
1.9.2019 (completed).
3
NORTHERN LIGHTS Tournament #3 (July, 2019) (7 players).
Väinö Airaksinen, Finland.
31.8.2019 (completed).
4
NORTHERN LIGHTS Tournament #4 (August, 2019) (7 players).
Harijs Gulbis, Latvia
26.9.2019 (completed).
5
NORTHERN LIGHTS Tournament #5 (September, 2019) (7 players).
Väinö Airaksinen, Finland.
16.11.2019 (completed).
6
NORTHERN LIGHTS Tournament #6 (October, 2019) (7 players).
Emil Constantinescu, Hungary
17.12.2019 (completed).
7
NORTHERN LIGHTS Tournament #7 (November, 2019) (7 players).
Fred Fournier, France
5.1.2020 (completed).
8
NORTHERN LIGHTS Tournament #8 (November, 2019) (7 players).
Masa Nieminen, Finland
22.12.2019 (completed).
9
NORTHERN LIGHTS Tournament #9 (November, 2019) (7 players).
Natalia Sorto, El Salvador
13.1.2020 (completed).
10
NORTHERN LIGHTS Tournament #10 (December, 2019) (7 players).
Steve Walters, Germany
25.1.2020 (completed).
11
NORTHERN LIGHTS Club Tournament #11 (January, 2020) (7 players).
Jukka Joutsi, Finland
9.3.2020 (completed).
12
NORTHERN LIGHTS Club Tournament #12 (February, 2020) (7 players).
Väinö Airaksinen, Finland
27.3.2020 (completed).
13
NORTHERN LIGHTS Club Tournament #13 (February, 2020) (7 players).
Alejandro Perdomo, Guatemala
27.3.2020 (completed).
14
NORTHERN LIGHTS Club Tournament #14 (March, 2020) (7 players).
Lawrence Gosling, South Africa
12.5.2020 (completed).
15
NORTHERN LIGHTS Club Tournament #15 (April, 2020) (7 players).
Jaak Kadastu, Estonia
22.5.2020 (completed).

NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE Tournaments (5 players):

#: (click)
kuvaus * description:
voittaja * winner:
päivitetty * up-dated:
1
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #1 (October, 2019) (5 players).
Rasmus Tamminen, Finland.
16.11.2019 (completed).
2
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #2 (October, 2019) (5 players).
Ben Finnström, Finland.
16.1.2020 (completed).
3
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #3 (November, 2019) (5 players).
David Hilling, England/Hong Kong.
17.12.2019 (completed).
4
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #4 (November, 2019) (5 players).
Panu Parikka, Finland.
14.12.2019 (completed).
5
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #5 (November, 2019) (5 players).
Ross Taylor, England.
26.12.2019 (completed).
6
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #6 (November, 2019) (5 players).
Nazar Hamid, Sudan
11.1.2020 (completed).
7
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #7 (November, 2019) (5 players).
Nazar Hamid, Sudan
11.1.2020 (completed).
8
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #8 (November, 2019) (5 players).
Craig Phillips, Australia
11.1.2020 (completed).
9
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #9 (December, 2019) (5 players).
Rasmus Tamminen, Finland
13.1.2020 (completed).
10
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #10 (December, 2019) (5 players).
Chako Anwer, Iraq
3.1.2020 (completed).
11
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #11 (December, 2019) (5 players).
Olli Siren, Finland
7.4.2020 (completed).
12
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #12 (December, 2019) (5 players).
Dmitrijs Paskevics, Latvia
7.2.2020 (completed).
13
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #13 (January, 2020) (5 players).
Masa Nieminen, Finland
9.3.2020 (completed).
14
NORTHERN LIGHTS FIVE * Tournament #14 (January, 2020) (5 players).
Oskar Hilmarsson, Iceland
7.3.2020 (completed).

Northern Lights Quartet NL-4 (Club members - RHP subscribers):

#: (click)
kuvaus * description:
voittaja * winner:
päivitetty * up-dated:
1
Northern Lights Quartet NL-4-1 (January 2020) (4 players * 6 games).
Jukka Joutsi, Finland
12.3.2020 (completed).
2
Northern Lights Quartet NL-4-2 (January 2020) (4 players * 6 games).
Ragwort, England
31.1.2020 (completed).

Northern Lights Theme Tournaments (Club members - RHP subscribers):

#: (click)
kuvaus * description:
voittaja * winner:
päivitetty * up-dated:
1
Northern Lights Theme Tournament #1 (Göring Gambit (C44) (February 2020) (4 players * 6 games).
Jukka Joutsi, Finland
12.3.2020 (completed).

NORTHERN LIGHTS * TRIO Tournaments (3 players):

#: (click)
kuvaus * description:
voittaja * winner:
päivitetty * up-dated:
*
NORTHERN LIGHTS * Trio 2019 * #1-43 (November, 2019 - March 2020) (3 players).
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12.3.2020 (completed).

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