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GM Simen Agdestein

“Somehow Iceland became my favorite chess country. I have always enjoyed playing in the Reykjavik Open. It’s a strong tournament, the place is mind blowing, the people are warm.”

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GM Robert Hess

“Thanks again for the fantastic tournament. I plan on returning to Reykjavik many more times.”

Macauley Peterson

“The Reykjavik Open survived the financial crisis and now has stable financial and, equally important, political backing for the next three years. This year the tournament moved to a world-class concert hall called Harpa, which was completed last Spring. It is surely one of the most spectacular venues for an open tournament anywhere. The tournament is being positioned as a showcase event in the nation’s capital, but part and parcel of a larger chess development initiative. Icelanders see their country as a bridge between the Americas and Europe, and Reykjavik with its relaxed cosmopolitan flair is at the centre. Just pack your boots, and keep an eye out for elves!”

 US Chess Life