Five on top after seven rounds

It seemed the top players sensed the urgency in the 7th round with a vast field of 14 players tied with 5 out of 5. After Giri drew against Kamsky on the top board we had decisive results on the next 7 boards! Nils Grandelius grinded down Andreikin in fantastic fashion. Nils was up a…

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The Reykjavik Open Soccer Match

31 players and tournament staff took part in the football tournament, that has become such a central feature on the Reykjavík Open calendar. Four teams played a round robin tournament of 20 minute games. The winning team – with a perfect score – was led by GM Helgi Áss Grétarsson, a former national youth team…

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Game of the day for first two days

This year Reykjavik Open will against select game of they day for each day. Thursday with the double round day therefore produced only one winner but all the other rounds will have a winner. So here are our first selections. For the 1st round we selected the huge upset of the tournament when Ármann Pétursson…

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Fourteen leaders after six rounds!

Remarkably the top of the table is getting tighter again six rounds into the tourney after seveal players capitalized on the lack of decisive results on the top boards.  All four top boards ended in draws with Gawain drawing Gupta, Kamsky with Almasi and Vidit with Jobava. Giri had the longest game on the top…

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Team GrandEllen win the Pub Quiz

The 2017 Reykjavik Open Pub Quiz was won by team GrandEllen comprising of Nils Grandlius and Ellen Kakulidis. Well over 20 teams were registered and the atmosphere was casual and fun as it should be. Nils and Ellen managed 25 correct questions in a tight race with the 2nd place teams getting 24 correct and…

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Still nine leaders after five rounds

With draws on the three top boards, the top of the table got tighter again with nine players now on 4,5 out of 5. Vidit Santosh Gujrati repeated moves early with the white pieces against Anish Giri so they drew.  Incidentally Vidit is Anish’s second so perhaps there is both mututal respect and knowledge of…

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The popular Pub Quiz tonight

The popular Reykjavik Open Pub Quiz will be held tonight in Centerhotel Plaza (info on where it is here). The Quiz will start around 21:30 and everybody is welcome to join. There are teams of two but if you don’t have a team we will pair people up on-site. The Quiz will be hosted by…

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