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…

Round 8 report

With only 2 rounds to go, the action is reaching a climax here at Reykjavik Open!   Yesterday’s 8th round saw Erwin l’Ami further increase his lead as he profited from a time trouble blunder by Granda Zuniga to decide the game in his favour. On board 2 Naroditsky managed to hold Eljanov to a…

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…

Category prizes – Standings after Round 7

Reykjavik Open 2015 – Category prizes Ranking Crosstable after Round 7 Best juniors Rank SNo. Name Rtg Type Pts BH. 25 67 FM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen 2351 U16 5 31 30 61 FM Lars Oskar Hauge 2380 U16 5 30½ 32 62 WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik F 2379 U14 5 29½ 34 73 FM Thai Dai Van…

Round 7 & Football

I’m not sure if it was the visit of World Champion Magnus Carlsen that inspired the players, but we had our most bloodthirsty round yesterday, as only 2 games out of the top 23 boards ended in draws!!   On the top board Erwin l’Ami shocked Shakhriyar Mamedyarov when he beat him in only 21…