Chess festival at the 2019 GAMMA Reykjavik Open

The 34th edition of the GAMMA Reykjavik Open is shaping up to be a very entertaining event and one of the highlights of the chess calendar in Iceland as usual. The open takes place between April 8th and 16th and as usual there will be plenty of special events and another Fischer Random tournament will…

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,…

Prize winners at the 2018 GAMMA Reykjavik Open

  The 2018 GAMMA Reykjavik Open has successfully concluded and the closing ceremony was held in the Reykjavik City Hall. Líf Magneudóttir, president of the City Council, assisted with the proceedings. Earlier that day, Gunnar Bjornsson the president of the Icelandic Chess Federation and Dagur B. Eggertsson Mayor signed a 3 year deal to have…

GAMMA renews sponsorship deal for 3 more years!

Fantastic news for the future and organisation of the GAMMA Reykjavik Open. Today before the 8th round it was announced that GAMMA will be renewing their sponsorship deal for another three years! It is also clear that Harpa will be available as the playing venue. After the announcement, Agnar Tomas Moller made the first move…

GAMMA Reykjavik Open 8th round – Adhiban sole leader

There was loads of action in the 8th and penultimate round of the GAMMA Reykjavik Open. Before the round, Rapport and Adhiban led with 6 out of 7 and their matchup on board one was highly anticipated. Very surprsingly and after interesting opening play by Adhiban, Rapport blundered horribly missing a simple tactic. To Adhibans…