Reykjavik Open 2018

Tournament Regulations :

  • 9 rounds swiss system open international chess tournament
  • Accelerated pairings
  • Swiss system by Swiss Manager.
  • 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, but article 6.6a will be enforced in following manner: Any player who arrives at the chessboard later than 30 minutes after the start of the session shall lose the game
  • The players are not allowed to offer a draw to their opponent before thirty (30) moves have been completed by both players.
  • Rule regarding mobile phones 11.3.b. : 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 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 greater number of wins
  3. The greater number of games with Black (unplayed games shall be counted as played with White)
  4. Median Buchholz


  • Players are allowed two half-point byes in rounds 1-6, 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.