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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Early first round update

Things are underway here at the Reykjavik Open.  As always with a close to a 300 player open there will be some no shows. Most of them got filtered out but Gata Kamsky was a recipent of a no-show from Nigeria who had already payed the entry fee so naturally he was paired up in…

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