The Reykjavik Open will return to its normal setting in the Harpa music and conference center in 2022. The dates have been set from the 6th of April until the 12th of April. We will play 9 rounds in 7 days! The tournament will again be an open tournament after having “doubled” as the European Championship last year.
The last time the Reykjavik Open was held in its usual form before the pandemic in 2019 the tournament featured 238 players from 32 countries and the field included 31 grandmasters, 12 of which had an ELO-rating of 2600 or higher.
Much more than a chess tournament
As in earlier years, several chess-themed events will take place at the same time as the tournament, including the now-famous Reykjavík Open Chess Pub Quiz and the Golden Circle sightseeing tour that includes stops at Geysir and Bobby Fischer’s final resting place in the southern part of Iceland. Iceland is one of the most attractive places in the world to visit and play in chess tournaments. The full 2022 side-event calendar will also include Harpa Blitz Tournament. Other events might be added to the calendar, stay tuned on the tournament website for more info!
Join the legends and be part of chess history
Throughout its history, the Reykjavik Open has featured many of the strongest chess players in the world at the time. These include the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen as well as his last challenger for the title Fabiano Caruana, the 8th world champion Mikhail Tal, who won the first tournament in 1964 with a record 12½ points out of 13, as well as the 7th world champion Vasili Smyslov. It has also featured the strongest women in the world, including, Judit Polgar and world champions Hou Yifan and Nona Gaprindashvili, as well as challengers for the world title like Victor Korchnoi, David Bronstein Nigel Short, and Jan Timman.
In recent years, the tournament has featured world-class players – in addition to those mentioned earlier – like Alexander Grischuk, Alexei Shirov, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So, while earlier editions featured legends like Friðrik Ólafsson, Anthony Miles, Bent Larsen, Lev Polugaevsky, Mark Taimanov, and Samuel Reshevsky.
As in previous years, the goal of organizers to is invite many of the youngest and most promising chess players in the world, as well as the strong women players.
Registration on the 5th between 16:00-20:00. Opening party 18:00
|Tuesday||April 5th||Arrival day|
|Wednesday||April 6th||15:00||Round 1|
|Thursday||April 7th||09:00||Round 2|
|Thursday||April 7th||16:00||Round 3|
|Friday||April 8th||15:00||Round 4|
|Saturday||April 9th||15:00||Round 5|
|Sunday||April 10th||09:00||Round 6|
|Sunday||April 10th||16:00||Round 7|
|Monday||April 11th||16:00||Round 8|
|Tuesday||April 12th||11:00||Round 9|
Main Prizes will be as follows
|Main prizes||1||€ 5,000|
Category prizes will be decided later. The total prize fund will be around 15.000 Euros.
9 rounds swiss system open international chess tournament
Swiss system by Swiss Manager. http://swiss-manager.at/
FIDE norms possible.
Rate of play : is 90 min for 40 moves + 30 minutes after move 40. Increment of 30 sec. for every move starting from move one.
FIDE rules apply. We will enforce Article 6.7.1 in the following manner: Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the default time – 30 minutes – shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
Electronic device/mobile phones (Articles 188.8.131.52,2,3): During a game, a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone, electronic means of communication or any device capable of suggesting chess moves on their person in the playing venue. However, such devices can be stored in a player’s bag, as long as the device is completely switched off. A player is forbidden to carry a bag holding such a device, without the permission of the arbiter. If it is evident that a player has such a device on their person in the playing venue, the player shall lose the game. The opponent shall win.
1. Direct encounter
2. The number of played games, ( games won by forfeit are considered as played games)
3. Median Buchholz
4. The greater number of wins
Players are allowed three half-point byes in rounds 1-7, provided they give adequate notice and sign the bye-request paper by the arbiters’ table.
Please note that to take a bye in the 1st round you need to confirm your participation with pre-payment.
Up to date information can always be found here: https://www.covid.is/english
THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS at all in Iceland!
|After January 1st 2022|
|Juniors||Seniors and older juniors|
|-Born 2006 and later||-Born 2002-2005|
|-1957 and earlier|
|Rating FIDE||Full price in €||50% off||25% off|
Tournament registration is now available on chess-results
All inquiries you can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org