Kari Valtonen

Kari Valtonen (born April 26, 1954) is a Finnish chess problemist.

Kari Valtonen
Born (1954-04-26) April 26, 1954 (age 67)
World ChampionWorld Chess Solving Champion (1984)


Valtonen is chess problemist who worked in several genres, including endgame study, helpmate and selfmate.[1] He was one of Finland's chess problem magazine Tehtäväniekka authors. In 1984 in Sarajevo Valtonen won the second individual World Chess Solving Championship.[2] In the same year he gained the title of International Solving Grandmaster.[3] He also is FIDE International Arbiter of Chess Composition. In 2004 Valtonen was the chief judge of chess composition's international tournament in honor of his fifty-year anniversary.[4]


  1. ^ "Chess Composers: April 26th". chesscomposers.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  2. ^ Hannu Harkola. "8. WCSC SARAJEVO 22.-23.8.1984". wfcc.ch. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  3. ^ Hannu Harkola. "Solving grandmasters". sci.fi. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  4. ^ "Kari Valtonen 50 JT 2004-6" (PDF). saunalahti.fi. Retrieved 2016-02-10.

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