Chinese GM Li Chao wins Reykjavik Chess Open 2014; Harika Dronavalli Best Woman Player
Chinese Grandmaster Li Chao (2700) has won the Reykjavik Chess Open at the Harpa Music and Conference Hall in Reykjavik. Li Chao scored 8,5 points over 10 rounds of play. Helgi Ólafsson (2546) was the leading Icelandic player in the joint 2nd-5th list with 8 points and joined by Robin Van Kampen, Eric Hansen and Eduards Rozentalis who all had a fine tournament.
In the final round, Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson took time out of his busy schedule to execute the first move in the Hansen-Olafsson game. It was also the Prime Minister's 39th birthday and him showing up shows how prestigious chess is in Iceland, states an official report from the tournament. The closing ceremony was hosted by Björn Þorfinnsson.
2.-5. Helgi Ólafsson, Robin Van Kampen (2603), Eric Hansen (2587) og Eduardas Rozentalis (2623) 8 points
6.-10. Hjörvar Steinn Grétarsson (2511) Hannes Hlífar Stefánsson (2541), Erwin L´Ami (2646), Harika Dronovalli (2487) og Raja Panjwani (2460) 7,5 points
FM Brede Kvisvik (2257) 6,5 v.
FM Daniel Cawdery (2362) 6,5 v.
Philipp Bongartz (2143) 6,5 v.
Oliver Aron Jóhannesson (2115) 6 v.
Peter Michalowski (1985) 5,5 v.
Jean-Chrisophe Thiry (1996) 5,5 v.
Best performance in accordance with rating:
Vignir Vatnar Stefánsson 354 (2198-1844)
Símon Þórhallsson 329 (1965-1636)
Juniors(1997 and later):
Chitambaram Vr. Aravindh (2395) 6,5 v.
Tibor Kenda Antal (2325) 6,5 v.
Benjamin Gledura (2385) 6,5 v.
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