Gabriel Sargissian has confirmed participation

 It is a great pleasure for the organisation of the Reykjavik Open to welcome the participation of Armenian legend Gabriel Sargissian. Sargissian just recently won a board medal at the 2015 European Team Championship and has been a very important part of a successful Armenian team over the years. Sargissian seems to do well on…

Dates set for 2016!

If you are looking to plan your vacation in 2016 we can tell you that we have just reached an agreement with the great venue Harpan once again and we will be playing March 8th-16th in 2016! 2015 was a great success and ran incredibly smoothly. We keep getting praise for the organisation and we…

Category leaders before the last round

Leaders in various categories before the last round Players born 1998 and later Rank SNo. Name Rtg Type Gr Pts BH. 17 46 IM Yiye Wang 2433 U16 Y 6½ 51 33 67 FM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen 2351 U16 Y 6 51 36 62 WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik F 2379 U14 Y 6 50 37 61 FM…

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…