L’Ami the winner with a round to spare!

Quite remarkably with a round to go we already have a winner of the 2015 Reykjavik Open. The 11th seed, Erwin L’Ami,  has left everybody in the dust and leads the field with 1,5 points. So far Erwin has only allowed one draw but has managed to win all his other games and most of…

Norms and norm chances

Quite a few competitors have already secured norms and plenty are still fighting for theirs! IM Jacek Stopa (2544) has already secured his GM norm. WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik (2379) has secured an IM norm and if she wins in the 9th round she will secure a GM norm! FM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen (2340) has a similar situation. He already has his IM norm from…

Category prizes – Standings after Round 7

Reykjavik Open 2015 – Category prizes Ranking Crosstable after Round 7 Best juniors Rank SNo. Name Rtg Type Pts BH. 25 67 FM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen 2351 U16 5 31 30 61 FM Lars Oskar Hauge 2380 U16 5 30½ 32 62 WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik F 2379 U14 5 29½ 34 73 FM Thai Dai Van…

Round 5 report

As the tournament reaches the halfway mark, we now have a sole leader on 5/5 and that is Shakhriyar Mamedyarov! He Azeri grandmaster took advantage of a couple of early inaccuracies by Gretarsson to post a quick and clean victory. You can watch Shakhriyar explain the game on the replay of yesterday’s show here: http://new.livestream.com/chess/reykjavikopen2015 Trailing…