Hotel Natura has a rich history of chess events being held there with several previous editions of the Reykjavik Open being played there. The last one back in 1988! It is safe to say that the atmosphere at these tournaments was something special at the height of the popularity of Icelandic chess. Many Icelandic players are looking forward to revisiting this tournament venue.

Bobby Fischer also stayed at the hotel during his 1972 World Championship match with Boris Spassky. A replica of the famous table used in 1972 can be found at the hotel.

Several other high-level events have been held at the hotel, including the 1977 Spassky vs Hort candidate match as well as the GMA World Cup in 1991.


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