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…Details
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…Details
ChessVibes has a cool entry on upcoming events in the chess world. Topping the list is of course the forthcoming Reykjavik Open which will start next week!!
Look out for the Candidate Matches starting in the middle of March! Exciting times in the world of chess coming up!
As fans of Reykjavik Open know, a soccer match has become a tradition. This year the match will be on the 24th of February 22:00-23:00 in the indoor playing hall Fifan.
Visit the soccer page under Info -> Side Events to learn about past editions of the soccer match
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…Details
As in recent years, there will be many side events held in conjunction with the N1 Reykjavík Open 2013. There will be something for all each day of the tournament. More information about each event will be provided during the tournament itself, but for a summary visit the Calendar page under Info -> Side Events…Details
The tournament in Gibraltar has established itself as one of the strongest Opens around. Therefore it is very nice to see two players already registered to play in the Reykjavik Open among the top three players before the last round. Nigel Short has done exceptionally well in the Gibraltar tournament the last few years and…Details
Hi I would like to make a short introduction to this blog. I am FIDE Master Ingvar Thor Johannesson from Iceland. Before and during the Reykjavik Open I will be blogging on the site about the tournament, the participants and comings and goings in side-events etc. Reykjavik Open is a great tournament, the favourite tournament…Details
The Chinese are coming – 31 Grandmasters playing! Special packages for guests! Reykjavik Open is now only in a few weeks time and is scheduled to take place 19th-27th February in Harpa, the glamorous glass hall along the Reykjavik Harbour, and probably the most spectacular playing hall any chess tournament has ever seen! Last year,…Details