Event Venue - Harpan by the Reykjavik Harbor

Dates for the 2023 Reykjavik Open

The 2023 edition of the Reykjavik Open will be held from March 29th till April 4th.  Our venue will still be in Harpa conference hall. Like last year, we will play two days of double rounds, the 2nd and the 4th day. The 2022 tournament was nice, “returning to normal”, but now we want to…

Prize winners at the Reykjavik Open

An eventful Kvika Reykjavik Open came to an end yesterday as 245 players from 39 countries played their final moves of the event. The Indian sensation Praggnanandhaa was the soler winner clocking in with an impressive 7½ pionts in the 9 rounds. The prize giving ceremony was held at the Reykjavik Ciy Hall and Pawel Bartoszek,…

Three tied for the lead before the final round

Three players tie for the lead for what projects to be an exciting final round at the Reykjavik Open. Before the round, Max Warmerdamn as the sole leader. He settled on a draw with white in his game against Iranian GM Idani Pouya. Perhaps Max could have played on with his bishop pair and slight…

Jarmula still leading at halfway point

The Polish Grandmaster Lukasz Jarmula is still leading after 5 rounds at the Reykjavik Open. Jarmula was finally stopped in the 5th round by Idani Pouya, but “stopped” in this case means stopped from winning all his games! The game ended in a draw after Jarmula defended tenaciously in a long game. At one point…

Jarmula the sole leader after four rounds

Lukasz Jarmula is the surprising sole leader after four rounds at the Reykjavik Open. Jarmula beat one of the top seeds, Hans Niemann in nice fashion.  He had a small edge in the opening and built up pressure which resulted in him winning an exchange. Smooth game. The round featured some very nice tactical moments.…

Two at the top after the first double round day

Grandmasters Hans Niemann and Lukasz Jurmala are the only two players remaining with a full house after three rounds at the 2022 Reykjavik Open. Hans opened the day by winning an absolutely wild game against the birthday girl, Irene Sundakar. Sundakar was winning close to the end but timetrouble was the enemy. 31.Rb1 to defend…

The Kvika Reykjavik Open has started!

Finally, finally, we have a proper Reykjavik Open! For the first time since 2019 before the pandemic, we have a proper open edition of the Reykjavik Open! It seems like the chess players are equally happy as the organizers as the nice turnout of 245 players is more or less business as usual as it…