And this year’s Reykjavik Open is done and dusted… Erwin l’Ami absolutely stole the show as he stormed to an incredible 8.5/9 after winning a 6-hour marathon game that had everyone on the edge of their seats against Melkumyan. The Dutchman thus won the Reykjavik Open with a round to go- a simply amazing…Details
Final round report along with a video from the closing ceremony in the City Hall. Once again video by Vijay Kumar and narration by Vishal Sareen.
Leaders in various categories before the last round Players born 1998 and later Rank SNo. Name Rtg Type Gr Pts BH. 17 46 IM Yiye Wang 2433 U16 Y 6½ 51 33 67 FM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen 2351 U16 Y 6 51 36 62 WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik F 2379 U14 Y 6 50 37 61 FM…Details
The decisive 9th round video, short by Vijay Kumar as before an narrated by Vishal Sareen.
Quite remarkably with a round to go we already have a winner of the 2015 Reykjavik Open. The 11th seed, Erwin L’Ami, has left everybody in the dust and leads the field with 1,5 points. So far Erwin has only allowed one draw but has managed to win all his other games and most of…Details
Ranking Crosstable after Round 8 Young players born 1998 and later Rank SNo. Name Rtg Type Gr Pts BH. 16 67 FM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen 2351 U16 Y 6 39 20 62 WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik F 2379 U14 Y 6 37½ 28 46 IM Yiye Wang 2433 U16 Y 5½ 41 39 42 IM Razvan Preotu…Details
With only 2 rounds to go, the action is reaching a climax here at Reykjavik Open! Yesterday’s 8th round saw Erwin l’Ami further increase his lead as he profited from a time trouble blunder by Granda Zuniga to decide the game in his favour. On board 2 Naroditsky managed to hold Eljanov to a…Details
A video from the dramatic 8th round where Erwin L’Ami extended his lead:
Also have a look at the most recent ChessBase report:
Quite a few competitors have already secured norms and plenty are still fighting for theirs! IM Jacek Stopa (2544) has already secured his GM norm. WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik (2379) has secured an IM norm and if she wins in the 9th round she will secure a GM norm! FM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen (2340) has a similar situation. He already has his IM norm from…Details
Vijay Kumar still going strong with his round 7 report and as always assisted by Vishal Sareen!