The GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

The GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019 will be held for the 34th time from April 8th until April 16th, 2019 in Harpa, the 28.000 sq. m. concert- and conference centre in downtown Reykjavik. Many world class players have taken part in the GAMMA Reykjavik Open in recent years, including Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri, Baadur Jobava, Richard Rapport, Pavel Eljanov,…

Event Venue - Harpan by the Reykjavik Harbor

Dates set for 2019 GAMMA Reykjavik Open!

The GAMMA Reykjavik Open will keep on going strong in 2019 and we will continue playing in the beautiful Harpa venue. In 2018 we had 248 players from 34 countries and a strong field with 27 GM’s. A true chess experience like no other and we also have plenty of special events during the tournament,…

Jóhann Hjartarson to play in the 2017 Reykjavik Open!

  We are delighted to introduce the latest entry to the already impressive catalog of participants, playing in the 32nd edition of the Reykjavik Open. The former World Championship candidate, six-time Icelandic Champion and two-time winner of the Reykjavik Open, the legendary GM Johann Hjartarson has joined the roster! This will be his first Reykjavik…

Great playing venue for the 32nd edition

The Reykjavik open 2017 will be held for the 32nd time from April 19th till April 27th, 2017 In Harpa, the 28.000 sq. m. Concert- and conference centre. The 2017 tournament is expected to be very strong. The 2016 tournament included for example Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Dimitry Andreikin and Richard Rapport. Abhijeet Gupta and Tania Sadchev from India however stole the show. Gupta as the tournament winner…

Special offer from Smurstodin Resturant (inside Harpa) during Reykjavik Open:

DISH OF THE DAY 11:30 – 20:00 á 2.500 ISK. Miðvikudagur 9.Mars Smurbrauðstvenna: Graflax með sterku hvannarrótarsinnepi og kalkúnasalat með sveppum og rauðkáli Two open faced sandwiches: Graflax with angelica root mustard and turkey salad with mushrooms and red cabbage Fimmtudagur 10.mars Rauðspretta með remúlaði, kryddjurtarsalati, hafþyrniberjum og brenndri sítrónu Plaice with remoulade, herb sald, sea…

Football!

A new recent tradition has been built up in recent Reykjavik Opens. A soccer match is played between the Icelandic chessplayers and a team of foreign guests. The plan is to keep this new tradition this year. Last year we had many players participate, including World Champion Magnus Carlsen! Last year we formed a four…