Earlier that day, Gunnar Bjornsson the president of the Icelandic Chess Federation and Dagur B. Eggertsson Mayor signed a 3 year deal to have the continued support of the Reykjavik City for the Reykjavik Open.
The day before that it was announced GAMMA would be sponsoing the tournament for a further 3 years as well! GAMMA has been the main sponsor since 2014 and both parties are happy with the co-operation.
After every tournament there comes a time when prizes must be given out and these are the prizes for the 2018 GAMMA Reykjavik Open
GAMMA Reykjavik Open
Indian GM Baskaran Adhiban had a magnificent tournament and won with 7½ out of 9. IN the spots behind him we had Maxime Lagarde from France and Mustafa Yilmaz from Turkey. They tied for 2nd-3rd with 7 points. 17 players finished on 6½ points.
Deimante Cornette had a fantastic tournament, finished as the highest placed female and landed a Grandmaster norm!
Best juniors (u16)
Three future Grandmasters lined up for this prize.
Rating Category 2201-2400
Six players had 6 points but according to tiebreaks Konstantin Kavutskiy was the highest placed.
Rating Category 2001-2200
Three players had 5½ and the highest placed was Icelandic WGM Lenka Ptacnikova.
Rating Category 0-2000
Norwegian born Jon Olav Fivelstad got this prize but he has been living for Iceland for many many years now so another prize for the homegrowns 🙂
|1||Jon Olav Fivelstad||1916||5½|
|2||Juan Luis Velez Romero||1981||5½|
|3||Margar M. Berg||1811||5|
Best performance according to rating (Performance – Rating)
- Pietor Mancini (+320)
- Tómas Möller (+275)
- Baltasar Máni (+266)
In total we had 248 players from 34 countries. 93 Icelanders and 155 foreign competitors. Americans had the biggest foreign contigent with 23 followed by England with 16, Germany 14, Netherlands 12 and India 11. Players came all the way from Australia, Brazil and Argentina and ranged from ages 9 up to age 85!
Make sure to book the dates for the 34th edition next year which will be held in Harpa 7th-17th of April 2019!