Seven perfect scores after three rounds

Seven players remain with a perfect score after an exciting third round at the Reykjavik Open / European Individual Championship. On the top board, locals had their eyes on the clash between Iceland #1 and German #1 as Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson (2603) battled with Matthias Bluebaum (2674). A draw was agreed after a dynamic battle…

Top seeds slowed down in the second round!

After the second round, only one player out of the top 10 remains with 2 points out of the 2 games. This is Matthias Bluebaum (2674) from Germany who is among 20 players that have won both of their games so far at the European Individual Championship. Top seeded Gawain Jones got his favourite King’s…

Few upsets in the first round

The first round of the Reykjavik Open / European Individual produced a very limited amount of upsets. But upsets it did produce! The tournament was opened by the Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrin Jakobsdottir and she was assisted by chair of the city council, Alexandra Briem, and Deputy President of ECU Gunnar Bjornsson. And we're…

IMPORTANT – Border rules info!

European Individual Chess Championship 2021 – border rules  To whom it may concern.  According to the decision of Icelandic authorities, the following rules will apply at the border and are valid until August 15th.     If you are vaccinated with approved vaccination of EU/WHO or have certification of former infection there are no restrictions on traveling…

Reykjavik Open 2021 – Open for ALL European player!

Dear European Chess Player! Reykjavik Open 2021 will be a little bit different this year than usual. The dates are August 26th – September 5th. Eleven rounds, and we estimate that around 100 grandmasters will participate. The tournament will also be the European Individual Chess Championship 2021 and is open for ALL European players. We are sorry for…

No side tournament in 2021 – See you in April 2022!

Since the Reykjavik Open in 2021 is the European Individual Championship, naturally the tournament is only open to members of the ECU. Due to scale and uncertainty, the decision has been made NOT to have another tournament running alongside the European Individual Championship. This means that players outside of Europe will have to wait until…