Introduction to the blog

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

Reykjavik Open in only one month!

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

Much more than a chess tournament

As in earlier years, several chess-related events will take place at the same time as the tournament, including the now famous the Reykjavík Open Chess Pub Quiz and the Golden Circle sightseeing tour that includes stops at Geysir and Bobby Fischer’s final resting place in the southern part of Iceland. And given the favourable exchange…

Details