Yesterday we had the closing ceremony of the N1 Reykjavik Open. Óttarr Proppé of the city council welcomed guests to the ceremony and said the city was delighted with the tournament proceedings. Agreeing with him was minister of Education and Culture, Katrín Jakobsdóttir who gave away the prizes along with the members of the Icelandic Chess Federation. Gunnar Björnsson president of the ICF then closed the ceremony and proclaimed that he was looking very much forward to next years edition which is the 50 year anniversary of the Reykjavik Open.
Prizes were distributed as follows
Prizes were split according to the Hort-system with the highest Bucholz receiving more money.
- 1. Pavel Eljanov 8 v. (€3. 875)
- 2. Wesley So 8 v. (€2.375)
- 3. Bassim Amin 8 v. (€2.000)
- 4. Anish Giri 7,5 v. (€603)
- 5. Ivan Cheparinov 7,5 v. (€503)
- 6. Wei Yi 7,5 v. (€428)
- 7. Marcin Dziuba 7,5 v. (€378)
- 8. Ding Liren 7,5 v. (€378)
- 9. Yaacov Norowich 7,5 v. (€378)
- 10. Gawain Jones 7,5 v. (€378)
- 11. Ivan Sokolov 7,5 v. (€203)
- Sopiko Guramishvili 6,5 v.
- Svetlana Cherednichenko 6 v.
- Tan Zhongyi 6 v.
Five female players also had 6 points but were behind on Bucholz.
- Wei Yi 7,5 v.
- Tari Aryan 6,5 v.
- Dinara Sadukassova 6 v.
Jón Kristinn Þorgeirsson also had 6 points but worse tiebreak
- Svetlana Cherednichenko 6,5 v.
- Tari Aryan 6,5 v.
- Magnus Wahlbom 6,5 v.
- Richard Bjerke 6 v.
- Jón Þór Bergþórsson 6 v.
- Fredrik Palmqvist 5,5 v.
Magnús Pálmi Örnólfsson, Kjartan Maack and Gylfi Þórhallsson also had 5,5 points.
Rating Category under-2000:
- Jón Kristinn Þorgeirsson 6 v.
- Kiaras Pretterhofer 5,5 v.
- Nökkvi Sverrisson 5,5 v.
Mikael Jóhann Karlsson also had 5,5 but worse tiebreak
Best performance according to own rating:
- Nansý Davíðsdóttir (341)
- Símon Þórhallsson (255)
- Tinna Kristín Finnbogadóttir (252)
For interest here are also the people gaining the most elo points:
- Jakob Alexander Petersen (47)
- Símon Þórhallsson (43)
- Richard Bjerke (42)
- Dagur Kjartansson (35)
- Daði Ómarsson (34)
- Jón Kristinn Þorgeirsson (32)
- Dagur Kjartansson (31)
- Gauti Páll Jónsson (30)
- Mikael Helin (30)
- Trond Jackobsen (29)