Before the large final report we wish to extend our congratulations to the winner of the 31st Reykjavik Open 2016 Abhijeet Gupta! The affable 26 year old was never in real danger of losing in any game and played the most consistent high level chess of the event, a very deserved winner!
To check the results of the last and tenth round and the final standings please click here!
There were also many exciting games of the top boards which can be played through on the official site but until we provide some analysis here are some images from the final round!
Second seed Dmitry Andreikin finished well with a win over English GM Gawain Jones
The young Hungarian superstar Richard Rapport managed to win over the solid Stefan Bromberger in a wild finish.
Shakh Mamedyarov got up to have breakfast at 7:am but still could not breakthrough the tough defence of the well prepared Bulgarian GM Ivan Cheparinov
There are so many images we would like to show but here is a small selection.
Dreadlock holiday in Reyjavik? Actually playing chess at the highest level is hard work!
Jovanka Houska and Simen Agdestein playing against the backdrop of the Reykajvik port and seafront.
Leaning and chilling.
I must win in under 80 moves today and get more sleep! GM Hrant Melkumyan played the longest games of the event.
I don’t know why I chose that opening!
Be afraid of this young man! We hope he comes back every year as he continues his journey towards the worlds chess elite!
We wish to also thank all the various people who make this event possible. As soon as I write a name another comes to mind but here are some of the names of who without there would be no Reykjavik Open, many thanks for all your hard work!
Chief Organiser/President of ICF: Gunnar Bjornsson
Technical, dgt / Bjorn Ivar Karlsson
Arbiters: Omar Salama, Rikhardur Sveinsson, Robert Lagerman, Kjartan Maack, Ingibjorg Birgisdottir, Vigfus Vigfusson, Jon Olav Fivelstad, Olafur Asgrimsson, Pall Sigurdsson, Steinthor Baldursson, Kristjan Eliasson
Agnar Tomas Moller of the main sponsor GAMMA who played the event himself!
Technical internet coverage team of Lennart Ootes and Peter Doggers
The commentary team of Manuel Weeks and Ingvar Johannesson
The beautiful and modern Harpa center was the venue for the tournament hall with the backdrop of the sea and mountains.