Iceland vs China match

A match between Iceland and China will be held over the weekend in the headquarters of Arion Bank in Iceland. The event is a nice warmup for the Reykjavik Open but both teams are meeting the event with great anticipation. The Chinese team has a rating advantage across the board but the homecourt advantage could…

Anish Giri is coming!

Today we bring you great news, we have a new top seed in the Reykjavik Open. The young and super talented youngster Anish Giri has announced his participation in the Reykjavik Open. The talented Dutchman enters the tournament with a FIDE rating of 2720 putting him slightly ahead of the Frenchman Vachier-Lagrave who checks in…

Upcoming events calendar on ChessVibes

ChessVibes has a cool entry on upcoming events in the chess world. Topping the list is of  course the forthcoming Reykjavik Open which will start next week!! Look out for the Candidate Matches starting in the middle of March! Exciting times in the world of chess coming up! The calendar: http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/what-when-and-where-top-events-in-2013

Date and time for the soccer match

As fans of Reykjavik Open know, a soccer match has become a tradition. This year the match will be on the 24th of February 22:00-23:00 in the indoor playing hall Fifan. Visit the soccer page under Info -> Side Events to learn about past editions of the soccer match http://www.reykjavikopen.com/info/side-events/soccer/

Will you take the Golden Circle Tour??

Tell us whether you will join the “Special” Golden Circle Sightseeing Tour A specially arranged sightseeing tour for our foreign visitors to the South of Iceland. A bus will leave Reykjavik City at 8:30 a.m. Friday 22. February and will take you to the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir – the world famous hot spring (where…

Check out the Side Events Calendar

As in recent years, there will be many side events held in conjunction with the N1 Reykjavík Open 2013. There will be something for all each day of the tournament. More information about each event will be provided during the tournament itself, but for a summary visit the Calendar page under Info -> Side Events…

Reykjavik Open in only one month!

The Chinese are coming – 31 Grandmasters playing! Special packages for guests! Reykjavik Open is now only in a few weeks time and is scheduled to take place 19th-27th February in Harpa, the glamorous glass hall along the Reykjavik Harbour, and probably the most spectacular playing hall any chess tournament has ever seen! Last year,…

Event Venue - Harpan by the Reykjavik Harbor

Great Playing Venue for the 28th Edition

The Reykjavik Open 2013 will be held for the 28th time from February 19th to February 27, 2012 in Harpa, the 28.000 sqm. concert hall. he 2013 tournament is expected to be very strong. The 2012 edition included for example the Women World Champion, Hou Yifan, and world no. 7 at that time, Fabiano Caruana,…