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Coming up: the Reykjavik Open
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 19:41
The Reykjavik Open is now only in a few weeks time and is scheduled to take place 19th-27th February in Harpa, the glamorous glass hall along the Reykjavik Harbour, and probably the most spectacular playing hall any chess tournament has ever seen. (PRESS RELEASE) Last year, there was a record number of participants, when 198 players from 33...
Harpa
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Thursday, October 04, 2012 16:51
Harpa, Reykjavik's spectacular new music hall on the harbour, will again be the venue for the Reykjavik Open. The 28th edition of Iceland's annual chess tournament will be held earlier than usual: February 19th till 27th, 2013. Like last year the organizers sent out their first press release months in advance, to build up the excitement at an...
Reykjavik Open starts today; Caruana, Navara and Hou Yifan are playing and we're
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 12:12
Today the annual chess festival in Reykjavik, Iceland takes off. The open tournament is very strong, with 25 GMs and 20 IMs. Top seeds are Fabiano Caruana and David Navara, who could be found in Wijk aan Zee's top group earlier this year. Reigning World Women's Champion Hou Yifan is in Reykjavif k as well, and so are we! The tournament takes place...
Spectacular playing venue for Reykjavik Open
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Tuesday, January 03, 2012 15:25
The Reykjavik Open will be held March 6-13, 2012 at Harpa, Reykjavik's spectacular new music hall on the harbour. This was announced today in a press release by the organizers. Concert hall and conference center Harp, opened in May 2011, will be the venue for this year's Reykjavik Chess Festival. Only 5 minutes walk to downtown Reykjavik, Harpa...