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Reykjavik Open 2017

Tournament Regulations :

  • 10 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, 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.


  • Players are allowed two 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.