GAMMA Reykjavik Open 4th round – Big leader group

At the start of the round the Armenians were sitting pretty at the top but Sergei Movsesian and Robert Hovhannysian had to play each other in the 4th round. They made a relatively short draw most likely because of their friendship but perhaps the fact that Man Utd were playing in the Champions League was…

GAMMA Reykjavik Open 1st round – Wins for the top seeds

The 34th GAMMA Reykajvik Open kicked of today with the first round. The ceremonial first move was made by prime minister of Iceland, Katrin Jakobsdottir. She and FIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich made speeches to open the tournament formally. Once the clocks started running the job for the top seeds proved easier than expected. This year the…

Players list update

Since the last time we posted on the website we have had some changes to the players list and some notable names added to it. Unfortunately our 2700+ player David Navara had to cancel his participation as he got an invitation to Shamkir which will be at the same time. An invitation that is understandably…

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…