„And so an end has come to a wonderful tournament, or rather, festival, in “chess city” Reykjavik. The closing ceremony was organized in a way that one normally only sees at super tournaments: in the reception area of the town hall, with free champagne and hors-d’oeuvres. The organizers are ambitious: they are planning to grow further for the 49th and 50th edition which will also take place in Harpa and for which more private sponsorship has already been secured. Besides, for 2015 they hope to get the European Team Championship to Reykjavik. “
“Thanks for a very enjoyable and professionally-run event! I will definitely be returning to Iceland.”
I’m coming back and not alone:)-… I’ve played around the world and seen many places, but you really are in my Top 3 of all! The combination of nice people, venue, soccer (yes indeed!), good food and great chess culture, is simply a perfect reason to return!