Reykjavik Open 2020

Tournament Regulations :

  • 9 rounds swiss system open international chess tournament
  • Accelerated pairings
  • Swiss system by Swiss Manager.
  • FIDE norms possible.
  • Rate of play : is 90 min for 40 moves  + 30 minutes after move 40. Increment of 30 sec. for every move starting from move one.
  • FIDE rules apply. We will enforce Article 6.7.1 in the following manner: Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the default time – 30 minutes – shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
  • Electronic device/mobile phones (Articles,2,3): During a game, a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone, electronic means of communication or any device capable of suggesting chess moves on their person in the playing venue. However, such devices can be stored in a player’s bag, as long as the device is completely switched off.  A player is forbidden to carry a bag holding such a device, without permission of the arbiter. If it is evident that a player has such a device on their person in the playing venue, the player shall lose the game. The opponent shall win.


1. Direct encounter

2. The number of played games, ( games won by forfeit are considered as played games)

3. Median Buchholz

4. The greater number of wins


  • Players are allowed two half-point byes in rounds 1-7, provided they give adequate notice and sign the bye-request paper by the arbiters’ table.
  • Please note that to take a bye in the 1st round you need to confirm your participation with pre-payment.