The Pub Quiz is tonight!!

Dear competitors of Reykjavik Open and visitors. If you want to participate in the 2015 Reykjavik Open Pub Quiz simply show up at Hotel Plaza before 22:00 tonight. Hotel Plaza is very near the center if you know where 10-11 is, simply walk out the door and to the right and you can’t help but…

Round 4

As per the title of a book by Andras Adorjan, “Black is OK!”.  And Black was much more than just OK during yesterday’s 4th round of the Reykjavik Open, as the players leading the black pieces scored no less than 9.5 points from the top 12 boards! From the 7 top pairings of leaders on 3/3,…

An hour away!

The opening ceremony starts in about 20-30 minutes and the 1st round will kick off in about an hour! The weather in Iceland right now is pretty windy so some players have had trouble arriving because of delayed flights so there will be some byes in the first round.

FIDE president Kirsan ready for opening ceremony!

For the first time in a very long time Iceland will be visited by the reigning FIDE president. President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will visit Iceland and honor the Reykjavik Open with his presence. We also have a feeling that FIDE will do something to honor the legendary GM Fridrik Olafsson for whom the tournament is dedicated.…

Reykjavik Open 2015 starts tomorrow!

We are one day away from the 2015 Reykjavik Open! The 3oth edition of the tournament will take place between March 10th and 18th. This years tournament is to honor the recent 80th birthday of local chess hero and Iceland’s first Grandmaster, Fridrik Olafsson. It looks like we will break another record this year as…

Magnus Carlsen to visit the Reykjavik Open!

World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be guest of honor at this year Reykjavik Open. Magnus will be visiting Iceland between the 13th and 16th of March. What Magnus will be up to during his stay can’t be disclosed for now but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him visit Bobby Fischer’s grave or visit during…