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…

Reykjavik Open – taking stock after round 6

The leaderboard is considerably more tighter at the top than in recent years. After the 6th round we have a whooping 14 players leading with 5 points out of the 6 rounds. It is clear that to win the tournament, players need to start racking up wins! Anish Giri is among the leaders. He has…

The Reykjavik Open Soccer Match

31 players and tournament staff took part in the football tournament, that has become such a central feature on the Reykjavík Open calendar. Four teams played a round robin tournament of 20 minute games. The winning team – with a perfect score – was led by GM Helgi Áss Grétarsson, a former national youth team…

Game of the day for first two days

This year Reykjavik Open will against select game of they day for each day. Thursday with the double round day therefore produced only one winner but all the other rounds will have a winner. So here are our first selections. For the 1st round we selected the huge upset of the tournament when Ármann Pétursson…