The GAMMA Reykjavík Open 2018 will be a very special event. This time the tournament will be dedicated to the CHESS – KING Bobby Fischer.

An Icelandic citizen in his last years, Robert James Fischer was born on March 9th 1943. That means he would have turned 75 years old during GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018.

His contributions to chess history will be celebrated during the tournament. Instead of the normal 10 rounds there will be nine rounds this year and a “free day” on March 9th. Then a special event will be organized – a Fischer Random championship with excellent prices. We also promise that all the strongest players in the field will participate and every player in GAMMA Reykjavik Open is invited!


fri9mar1:00 pmEuropean Fischer Random Cup 2018 (Free day)REYKJAVIK FISCHER RANDOM 20181:00 pm Harpa - Concert- and conference centre, Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik


The tournament will dedicate other events to Fischer´s chess life in many different ways. There will be lectures, exhibitions and you will get the opportunity to visit the playing hall from 1972, his grave, his favorite restaurant and of course see the original chess board, which is usually kept in the Icelandic National Museum!

The tournament will be held in Harpa, the 28.000 sqm. concert hall and conference center. A truly unique tournament hall – probably the best in the world!

Reykjavik Open has always a very strong field and there will no difference in 2018. Anish Giri was the winner of the 2017 edition but the field included for example Alexei Shirov, Gata Kamsky and Baadur Jobava. In recent years you can find names like Magnus Carlsen, Hou Yifan Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagreave, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Levon Aronian, Ding Liren and Judit Polgar in the list of players.

And of course – we promise a strong field in this Bobby Fischer Memorial!

Why not join?

If you register and pay the fee before 1st January you will get a special discount of the entrance fee.

Reykjavik Open – much more than a chess tournament!

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“Reykjavik Open is one of the strongest and best organized open tournaments in the world with the only sea view great playing hall Harpa, and the world’s most frendly people ICELANDIC”

Dr. Bassem Amin - Co-winner of 2014
Dr. Bassem Amin – Co-winner of 2014

“I can clearly state that Reykjavik Open is the best and the most fascinating Open tournament I have ever experienced. Reykjavik is probably the most attractive spot worldwide to play a chess open. The chosen location for this competition, HARPA, is outstanding and you can barely find a better place. The organization including side events is perfect. The international chess flair with world top-class players is just overwhelming. “

Gerd Meier – Long-time follower participating in international chess tournaments for more than 35 years