Doggers and Moll winner of the Pub Quiz

  Despite Iceland buthering the Dutch on the football pitch, the Dutch duo of Peter Doggers and Arne Moll don’t seem to mind visiting the Reykjavik Open. Peter has been handling the broadcasts at the Reykjavik Open for a long time now and Arne has visited the tournament on a number of occasions. They both…

Exhibition at National Museum

During Reykjavik Open 2018, a chess set used during The Match of the Century is on view at the National Museum of Iceland. The chess tournament Reykjavik Open 2018 is held in commemoration of Bobby Fischer. During the Match in 1972 two grandmasters, Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, represented the two superpowers of The Cold War –…

GAMMA Reykjavik Open Round 1 – Favourites prevail

The 1st round of the 2018 GAMMA Reykjavik Open went relatively upset free for the top seeds. As usual the first round of a swiss brings some unevenly matched games but nontheless the pairings were much more evenly matched than in recent years because of the use of accelerated swiss pairings meaning that the top…

GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018 has started!

The 1st round of the GAMMA Reykjavik Open – Bobby Fischer Memorial 2018 has started. After a quick speech by the president of the Icelandic Chess Federation, Gunnar Bjornsson, and by Zurab Azmaiparashvili the president of ECU it was Líf Magneudóttir of the Reykjavik City Council made the ceremonial first move on board 1. This…