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Friday, February 28, 2014

Reykjavik Chess Open 50th Anniversary: 50% Discount for Groups, 1997-and-later born

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2014

Hello everyone,

The chess wave is sweeping the planet. Catching on the wave is another exciting chess tournament - the Reykjavik Chess Open will be held March 4-12th in the beautiful beautiful Harpa concert hall by the Reykjavik harbour.

This is going to be the 50th edition of the Reykjavik Chess Open and will include several parallel chess fun events including a photo-op and book signing by former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov.

The tournament will be played over 10-rounds of Swiss system. Top seeded players include GM Arkadij Naiditsch, GM Li Chao B, GM Ferenc Berkes, GM Richard Rapport, GM Amin Bassem, and GM Erwin L’Ami. Top prizes are 5.000€ / 2.000€ / 1.250€ / 800€ / 600€ etc. There are also prizes for best women, juniors and elo categories.

Players born 1997 and later get 50% discount. Special discounts for groups (5 players or more). Groups, please contact us at

(Reykjavik Open I to XVI)
Most tournaments: Helgi Olafsson(15), Throstur Thorhallsson(15) and Hannes Hlifar Stefansson(15)
Most tournaments – foreign players: Tiger Hillarp Persson Sweden (9), Nick DeFirmian USA (7), Heikki Westerinen FIN (7), Ivan Sokolov NED (6), Jan Ehlvest (6)
Most games: Helgi Olafsson (158), Throstur Thorhallsson (141), Hannes Hlifar Stefansson (137)
Nationality: Iceland (182), USA(60), Germany(59), Sweden(41), Norway(34), England(34)
Total chessplayers who have played in Reykjavik Open: 731
Total participants: 1449

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