March 13, 2013 8:55

Viking Chess Club wins first Icelandic Championship

For the first time the Viking Chess Club became Chess Club Champion of Iceland. After promoting in the last three previous years from the 4th to the 1st division, the Viking Chess Club exactly repeated the success achieved by the Hrokurinn chess club at the turn of the millennium.  The Viking Chess Club ended clear first, 3.5 points clear of the old and prestigious TR (Reykjavik Chess Club), who won the last four years.

Gawain Jones vs Pavel Eljanov during the Icelandic league | More photos here

The team composition of the Viking Chess Club was as follows: GM Pavel Eljanov, GM Bartosz Socko,  GM Grzegorz Gajewski, GM Marcin Dziuba,  GM Hannes Hlífar Stefánsson, GM Stefán Kristjánsson, IM Björn Thorfinsson, FM Magnús Örn Úlfarsson and FM Davíð Kjartansson.

The second part of the Icelandic league was held right after the Reykjavik Open. You can read more here.

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