Dates set for 2018 GAMMA Reykjavik Open!

The GAMMA Reykjavik Open will keep on going strong in 2018 and we will continue playing in the beautiful Harpa venue. In 2017 we had 266 players from 40 countries with 33 GM’s and among them Super GM’s like Anish Giri and down all the way to unrated amateurs. A true chess experience like no…

Final standings and category winners

The closing ceremony was held yesterday after the tournament at the beautiful Harpa venue. Lets have a look at who won prizes in the tournament.   Best performance according to rating ( rating performance minus rating ) Arnar Heiðarsson 357 Daníel Ernir Njarðarson 320 Sinan Eminov 304 Rating between 0 and 2000 Francesco Puglia 6…

Giri sole leader before last round

Anish Giri pulled ahead of the pack with a massive win over Baadur Jobava with the black pieces today. A great win for Giri who won his 2nd game in a row with the black pieces after falling half a point behind the leaders after round 7. A brilliant bounce back by the top seed…

Reykjavik Open 8th round – still in deadlock

Seems like it will be hard for anybody to shake clear of the field at the 2017 GAMMA Reykjavik Open. Before the round we had five players tied but after it we still have six players! Nils Grandelius and Baadur Jobava played a somewhat uneventful game that featured the Petroff defence and the evaluation was…

Five on top after seven rounds

It seemed the top players sensed the urgency in the 7th round with a vast field of 14 players tied with 5 out of 5. After Giri drew against Kamsky on the top board we had decisive results on the next 7 boards! Nils Grandelius grinded down Andreikin in fantastic fashion. Nils was up a…