Registration closed!

Unfortunately, we have to announce that registration for the Reykjavik Open has already reached over 400 players! Due to overwhelming interest and participation, we’ve had to close registration for now, as we’re nearing the maximum capacity of our playing area. We already have people on a waiting list so you can still try sending a…

Reykjavik Open 2024 – Registration picking up!

The Reykjavik Open will once again continue it’s partnership with the popular Harpa music and conference center in the heart of downtown Reykjavik for the 2024 edition of the tournament. The dates are set, and the tournament will be played from the 15th of March until the 21st of March. Already we have almost 150 players…

Dates for Reykjavik Open 2024 CONFIRMED!

The Reykjavik Open will once again be held in the Harpa concert hall and conference center in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, Iceland. The dates March 15th-21st have been negotiated with the venue. The playing schedule itself is still pending but obviously, there will be two double-round days like this year and all the exciting…

Prize winners at the Reykjavik Open

The closing ceremony of the Reykjavik Open was held in the Reykjavik City Hall.  Þórdís Lóa Þórhallsdóttir, head of city council welcomed the guests. Geert van der Walde, CEO of Chessable, one of the main sponsors of the tournament, handed out the prizes with president of ICF Gunnar Bjornsson and vice-president Johanna Björg Jóhannsdóttir Prize…

Three-way tie at the top

The last few rounds will have all to play for as we now have a three-way tie for first at the Reykjavik Open after the 7th round. Abhijeet Gupta and Maxime Lagarde were tied before the round but played each other and drew their game. Lukasz Turlej, FIDE secretary general made the ceremonial first move on…

Icelandic victory in the pubquiz

The Reykjavik Open Pubquiz has become a mainstay at the tournament and a popular side event. On Friday, several players showed up to form teams and play the quiz, 30 chess related questions to test their chess knowledge, knowledge of history and current events. The pubquiz and blitz side events this year are run by…

Gupta and Lagarde leading after six rounds

Abhijeet Gupta from India and Maxime Lagarde from France are in good shape with 5,5 points after the first 6 rounds at the Reykjavik Open. Gupta won his first five games but finally conceded a draw in the 6th round. Gupta seems to like the Icelandic air or something as he is already a two…

The Indians are here – Moving day ahead

With four rounds in the books, the only players with a full house after those rounds are Indian. One-time joint winner and one-time sole winner, Abhijeet Gupta seems to always bring his A-game in Reykjavik. This year doesn’t seem like an exception. The only player joining Gupta in the lead is fellow Indian GM V…

Queen sacrifice galore – Ten full houses

The highlights of a long and tough double-round day was the amount of Queen sacrifices on offer and potentially being missed! The Chess World quickly noticed an absolutely insane game played by Simon Williams in the morning round. Something tells us Simon isn’t a morning person but that didn’t stop him. He sacrificed a pawn for…