Shakh is back!

The Reykjavik Open is very pleased to welcome back Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to the Reykjavik Open. Shakh needs virtually no introduction as he has been in and around the elite tournaments for a long long time now despite the relatively young age of 30. Mamedyarov is the current Azeri #1 and has many tournament victories under…

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Norwegian viking invasion

With registered participants already over 100 the Reykjavik Open is yet again getting an invasion from our Nordic viking friends in Norway.  The countries share a history going hundreds of years back with some of the first settlers in Iceland coming from Norway around the year 860! It seems like they still like coming here…

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Dates set for 2016!

If you are looking to plan your vacation in 2016 we can tell you that we have just reached an agreement with the great venue Harpan once again and we will be playing March 8th-16th in 2016! 2015 was a great success and ran incredibly smoothly. We keep getting praise for the organisation and we…

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Final report

And this year’s Reykjavik Open is done and dusted…   Erwin l’Ami absolutely stole the show as he stormed to an incredible 8.5/9 after winning a 6-hour marathon game that had everyone on the edge of their seats against Melkumyan. The Dutchman thus won the Reykjavik Open with a round to go- a simply amazing…

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