Five chess players are tied for first place going into the final round of the Reykjavik Open in Harpa. There was a draw at the top board between Mustafa Yilmaz and Maxime Lagarde, which meant that three other players were able to catch up to them with wins. Swedish grandmaster Nils Grandelius, who has played in many Reykjavik Opens but never won, took the opportunity and defeated Abhijeet Gupta. Quentin Loiseau and Gabor Papp also made a strong push and have caught up to the top players with good wins in the last few rounds. All of them have 6.5 points, and it is clear that the winner of the tournament will come from this group.
Of these grandmasters, Nils Grandelius is in the best position when it comes to tiebreaks, and because he will have the white pieces in the final round. He will face the Frenchman Loiseau and is in a good position to win the Reykjavik Open for the first time as previously stated. Papp will have white against Yilmaz and Lagarde will have a tough match with white against Ivanchuk.
Hannes Hlifar Stefansson is now the top Icelandic player with 6 wins, but he has gotten 4.5 wins in the last 5 rounds. With 5.5 points, Guðmundur Kjartansson, Alexander Domalchuk-Jonasson, and Stephan Briem are following closely. Stephan has now won 3 games in a row.
The final round starts at 11:00 in Harpa, with commentary possibly starting earlier depending on events. The closing ceremony will then take place at Reykjavik City Hall at 5:00 PM.
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