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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Football!

A new recent tradition has been built up in recent Reykjavik Opens. A soccer match is played between the Icelandic chessplayers and a team of foreign guests. The plan is to keep this new tradition this year. Last year we had many players participate, including World Champion Magnus Carlsen! Last year we formed a four…

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Backgammon tournament on the 14th

MONDAY 14TH OF MARCH Reykjavik International Backgammon Tournament On monday evening the 14th of March, the Icelandic Backgammon Federation will organize a special backgammon-tournament for chess players. The system of play will be single elimination, matches to 7 points. For the players who lose their first match, there will be a second chance tournament, for 25% of the tournament budget.…

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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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