Great playing venue for the 32nd edition

The Reykjavik open 2017 will be held for the 32nd time from April 19th till April 27th, 2017 In Harpa, the 28.000 sq. m. Concert- and conference centre. The 2017 tournament is expected to be very strong. The 2016 tournament included for example Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Dimitry Andreikin and Richard Rapport. Abhijeet Gupta and Tania Sadchev from India however stole the show. Gupta as the tournament winner…

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Reykjavik Open 2016 round 9 report

The penultimate round of any chess tournament can often include more drama then the actual last round as chessplayers try desperately to give themselves the best chance of winning the tournament or ensuring a healthy placing and prize money. The front runners believes that by winning they can guarantee himself at least a share of…

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Reykjavik Open 2016 round 7 report

Sometimes you have games between good players that fluctuate in the objective assessment virtually from move to move. Like watching an open football game that ends up 4-3 where defense is not the priority. As the tournament gets into the later rounds you have players becoming more tired, some are coming off disappointing losses which…

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