Reykjavik Open 2016 round 7 report

Sometimes you have games between good players that fluctuate in the objective assessment virtually from move to move. Like watching an open football game that ends up 4-3 where defense is not the priority. As the tournament gets into the later rounds you have players becoming more tired, some are coming off disappointing losses which…

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Reykjavik Open 2016 round 6 report

The 31st edition of the Reykjavik open has entered its second half and the leading grandmasters feel they have to establish some superiority going into the final rounds. At the current time there is a large pack of players on five points all chasing the sole leader from Armenia Sergei Movsesian. Sometimes when the two leaders…

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Reykjavik Open 2016 round 4 report

The fourth round of the 31st edition of the Reykjavik Open saw its first grandmaster versus grandmaster clashes and there was plenty of fighting spirit shown as the top seeds wished to put forward their case to be crowned as champion in 2016.  On board one Alexander Shabalov may be entering his “twilight” years as a…

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Reykjavik Open 2016 – round 2 report

The top seeds continued to escape more or less unscatched from the opening rounds of the Reykjavik Open after the conclusion of the 2nd round. In the morning round of the dreaded double-round day, only Danyyil Dvirnyy became a GM casualty joining Nils Grandelius from the opening round. Local 21 year old Orn Leo Johannsson…

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Reykjavik Open 2016 round 1 report

The 31st edition of the Reykjavik Open chess tournament started today in the beautiful surroundings of the Harpa concert hall and convention centre situated in the heart of the city overlooking on one side the North Atlantic ocean and the surrounding mountains of Iceland receding in the distance on the other. There were twenty four…

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Special offer from Smurstodin Resturant (inside Harpa) during Reykjavik Open:

DISH OF THE DAY 11:30 – 20:00 á 2.500 ISK. Miðvikudagur 9.Mars Smurbrauðstvenna: Graflax með sterku hvannarrótarsinnepi og kalkúnasalat með sveppum og rauðkáli Two open faced sandwiches: Graflax with angelica root mustard and turkey salad with mushrooms and red cabbage Fimmtudagur 10.mars Rauðspretta með remúlaði, kryddjurtarsalati, hafþyrniberjum og brenndri sítrónu Plaice with remoulade, herb sald, sea…

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