Iceland vs China match

A match between Iceland and China will be held over the weekend in the headquarters of Arion Bank in Iceland. The event is a nice warmup for the Reykjavik Open but both teams are meeting the event with great anticipation. The Chinese team has a rating advantage across the board but the homecourt advantage could…


President of the federation on the radio

Gunnar Björnsson, the president of the Icelandic Chess Federation was on the local government run radio station this morning to promote the tournament. There is also a forthcoming match this weekend between Iceland and China which will be held in the headquarters of Arion Bank.





More from Polgar

Susan Polgar writes on here blog: Iceland is one of the greatest chess loving nations with a long history of spectacular events. This year is no different. The 2013 Reykjavik Open will feature a number of strong players, including Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, former World Junior Champion, and reigning SPICE Cup Champion, and the top 3 juniors…


Anish Giri is coming!

Today we bring you great news, we have a new top seed in the Reykjavik Open. The young and super talented youngster Anish Giri has announced his participation in the Reykjavik Open. The talented Dutchman enters the tournament with a FIDE rating of 2720 putting him slightly ahead of the Frenchman Vachier-Lagrave who checks in…


Will you take the Golden Circle Tour??

Tell us whether you will join the “Special” Golden Circle Sightseeing Tour A specially arranged sightseeing tour for our foreign visitors to the South of Iceland. A bus will leave Reykjavik City at 8:30 a.m. Friday 22. February and will take you to the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir – the world famous hot spring (where…