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Thursday, February 21, 2013 13:27
After three rounds, there are still fifteen players with a 100% score at the Reykjavik Open, including top seeds Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Wednesday was the day of the gruelling double rounds – Ivan Sokolov decided to play only one, but this wasn't a successful strategy. In round 3 Fridrik Olafsson was too friendly to his opponent. A...
The first move for Anish Giri made by the Mayor of Reykjavik | All photos by Hrafn Jökulsson
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:55
The Reykjavik Open started on Tuesday with a brief but special opening ceremony, because for the first time the Prime Minister spoke to the participants. In the first round almost all stronger players beat their opponents, but there were some exceptions. And, what about a successful Muzio Gambit? How romantic is that? The first move for Anish Giri...
The Iceland-China rapid match: a warm-up for the Reykjavik Open
Monday, February 18, 2013 20:52
On Tuesday, at 16:30 local time (17:30 CET), the 28th Reykjavik Open starts in the capital of Iceland. Last weekend, as a warm-up, a rapid match between China and Iceland was played. The guests won expectedly: the score was 47.5-24.5. The 28th Reykjavik Open runs 19-27 February, again at the magnificent 28.000 m² Harpa concert hall. At the moment...
Snow Drops vs Old Hands
Monday, December 17, 2012 17:50
They were 10-6 down at half time, but then they decided it was enough. "Old Hands" Oleg Romanishin, Fridrik Olafsson, Vlastimil Hort and Wolfgang Uhlmann showed what they're still capable of, and won all of the last four matches against "Snow Drops" Valentina Gunina, Tania Sachdev, Alina Kashlinskaya and Kristyna Havlikova to set a final, winning...
Snow Drops vs Old Hands
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 14:01
In the traditional Czech Coal Chess Match, this year held in Podebrady, "Snow Drops" Valentina Gunina, Tania Sachdev, Alina Kashlinskaya and Kristyna Havlikova are leading their match 10-6 against "Old Hands" Oleg Romanishin, Fridrik Olafsson, Vlastimil Hort and Wolfgang Uhlmann. The first round under way | All photos © Anežka Kružíková courtesy...
The inaugural Chess Day in Iceland – a model for other countries?
Friday, February 03, 2012 21:11
Iceland celebrated its first "Chess Day" on January 26th, the country's first GM and ex-FIDE president Fridrik Olafsson's birthday. GM Olafsson, who turned 77 that day, was honored at a reception at Bessastadir, the Presidential Residence. The day featured many events across all of Iceland, including simuls and blitzes in schools, shopping malls,...