Prize winners at the 2018 GAMMA Reykjavik Open

  The 2018 GAMMA Reykjavik Open has successfully concluded and the closing ceremony was held in the Reykjavik City Hall. Líf Magneudóttir, president of the City Council, assisted with the proceedings. Earlier that day, Gunnar Bjornsson the president of the Icelandic Chess Federation and Dagur B. Eggertsson Mayor signed a 3 year deal to have…

GAMMA renews sponsorship deal for 3 more years!

Fantastic news for the future and organisation of the GAMMA Reykjavik Open. Today before the 8th round it was announced that GAMMA will be renewing their sponsorship deal for another three years! It is also clear that Harpa will be available as the playing venue. After the announcement, Agnar Tomas Moller made the first move…

GAMMA Reykjavik Open 8th round – Adhiban sole leader

There was loads of action in the 8th and penultimate round of the GAMMA Reykjavik Open. Before the round, Rapport and Adhiban led with 6 out of 7 and their matchup on board one was highly anticipated. Very surprsingly and after interesting opening play by Adhiban, Rapport blundered horribly missing a simple tactic. To Adhibans…

Doggers and Moll winner of the Pub Quiz

  Despite Iceland buthering the Dutch on the football pitch, the Dutch duo of Peter Doggers and Arne Moll don’t seem to mind visiting the Reykjavik Open. Peter has been handling the broadcasts at the Reykjavik Open for a long time now and Arne has visited the tournament on a number of occasions. They both…

Exhibition at National Museum

During Reykjavik Open 2018, a chess set used during The Match of the Century is on view at the National Museum of Iceland. The chess tournament Reykjavik Open 2018 is held in commemoration of Bobby Fischer. During the Match in 1972 two grandmasters, Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, represented the two superpowers of The Cold War –…