Dear competitors of Reykjavik Open and visitors. If you want to participate in the 2015 Reykjavik Open Pub Quiz simply show up at Hotel Plaza before 22:00 tonight. Hotel Plaza is very near the center if you know where 10-11 is, simply walk out the door and to the right and you can’t help but…Details
As per the title of a book by Andras Adorjan, “Black is OK!”. And Black was much more than just OK during yesterday’s 4th round of the Reykjavik Open, as the players leading the black pieces scored no less than 9.5 points from the top 12 boards! From the 7 top pairings of leaders on 3/3,…Details
Vijay Kumar gives you his 4th round video impressions:
Yesterday the only double round of the tournament was played at Harpa and we saw the first serious upsets. The biggest surprise on the top boards in the morning round was Daniel Bisby’s (2321) win against Sergei Movsesian (2665)! Several GMs were also held to draws, notably Melkumyan by Rosner, Granda by Antal, or Naroditsky…Details
A combined video report from rounds 2&3 from Vijay Kumar, enjoy!
After a very brief and informal opening party on Monday evening, things got serious yesterday as the 30th edition of the Reykjavik Open got underway at the magnificent Harpa concert hall. This year’s edition is a very special one, as it is held in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the legendary Icelandic grandmaster and…Details
Alexander Colovic is back (he had a very nice GOTD last year against a young Norwegian player). Here are his 1st round impressions 🙂
Vijay Kumar has produced a video of the first round were you can for instance experience the weather from yesterday! Also some of the speeches from the opening ceremony where Kirsan was on hand among others!
The opening ceremony starts in about 20-30 minutes and the 1st round will kick off in about an hour!
The weather in Iceland right now is pretty windy so some players have had trouble arriving because of delayed flights so there will be some byes in the first round.
For the first time in a very long time Iceland will be visited by the reigning FIDE president. President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will visit Iceland and honor the Reykjavik Open with his presence. We also have a feeling that FIDE will do something to honor the legendary GM Fridrik Olafsson for whom the tournament is dedicated.…Details