Aarne Hermlin

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Aarne Hermlin
Country Soviet Union
 Estonia
Born(1940-06-06)June 6, 1940
Võru, Estonia
DiedNovember 17, 2007(2007-11-17) (aged 67)
Salo, Finland

Aarne Hermlin (6 June 1940, Võru, Estonia – 17 November 2007, Salo) was an Estonian chess player who won the Estonian Chess Championship. He was a FIDE master and an International Correspondence Chess Master, which he was awarded in 1986.

Biography[edit]

In 1958 Aarne Hermlin graduated from secondary school in Jõgeva. He started playing chess under the influence of his father Kaarel Hermlin (1905-1960), who was a chess coach in Jõgeva. In 1956 and 1957 Aarne Hermlin twice won Estonian junior chess championship. In 1968 he shared 2nd place in the Baltic Chess Championship.[1] In 1975 he shared 1st place with Viktor Kupreichik at a strong chess tournament in Pärnu.[2] He won the gold medal at the Estonian Chess Championships in 1968, silver in 1981 and bronze twice, in 1965 and 1984.[3] He was also an active correspondence chess player, becoming an international master ICCF.[4] He died during a chess tournament in Finland in 2007.[5]

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External links[edit]

  • Aarne Hermlin player profile and games at Chessgames.com
  • Aarne Hermlin player profile at 365chess.com
  • Aarne Hermlin player profile at olimpbase.org (Soviet Team Chess Championship)
  • Aarne Hermlin player profile at olimpbase.org (Soviet Team Chess Cup)