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Anish Giri wins Reykjavik Open

The #1 seed Anish Giri lived up to the expectation and emerged clear winner of the 2017 GAMMA Reykjavik Open.

It wasn’t easy with two rounds to go when Anish was half a point behind the leaders and had two blacks coming up. He however showed his class beyond doubt and managed to take the lead with half a point before the last round with two consecutive wins. A win in the last round against his countryman Erwin l’Ami secured the win and the top spot.

Others winning in the last round included Gata Kamsky, Sergei Movsesian, Jorden van Foreest and last year champion, Ahijeet Gupta.

Anish Giri

Anish had a bit of a psychological battle in the last round as Erwin l’Ami has worked as one of his seconds in elite tournaments. Anish however quickly took the upper hand and didn’t let go, “sailing it home” and was the first one the top boards to finish. This left the others fighting for second place.

The 32nd Reykjavik Open 2017 took place from 19-27th April, 2017, in Harpa concert hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Final standings:

1. GM Giri Anish NED 2771 – 8.5
2. GM Van Foreest Jorden NED 2584 – 8
3. GM Movsesian Sergei ARM 2677 – 8
4. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2607 – 8
5. GM Kamsky Gata USA 2668 – 8
6. IM Kavutskiy Konstantin USA 2347 – 7.5
7. GM Blomqvist Erik SWE 2548 – 7.5
8. FM Pigott John C ENG 2381 – 7.5
9. GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2641 – 7.5
10. GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2696 – 7.5
11. GM Can Emre TUR 2578 – 7
12. GM Perelshteyn Eugene USA 2509 – 7
13. GM Torre Eugenio PHI 2455 – 7
14. GM L’ami Erwin NED 2614 – 7
. GM Hjartarson Johann ISL 2536 – 7
. IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian NOR 2429 – 7
17. GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2521 – 7
18. WGM Abrahamyan Tatev USA 2364 – 7
19. GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2566 – 7
20. IM Hambleton Aman CAN 2434 – 7
21. GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2734 – 7
22. GM Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2614 – 7
23. GM Beliavsky Alexander G SLO 2597 – 7
24. GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2491 – 7
25. IM Thorfinnsson Bragi ISL 2457 – 7
26. GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2670 – 7
27. GM Donchenko Alexander GER 2554 – 7
28. GM Landa Konstantin RUS 2611 – 7
29. IM Bailet Pierre FRA 2510 – 7
30. FM Kleinman Michael CAN 2289 – 6.5
31. FM Le Goff Damien FRA 2278 – 6.5
32. FM Kniest Oliver GER 2301 – 6.5
33. Ristoja Samu FIN 2228 – 6.5
34. GM Panchanathan Magesh Chandran IND 2494 – 6.5
35. GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2712 – 6.5
36. GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2693 – 6.5
. IM Ahlander Bjorn SWE 2416 – 6.5
38. GM Sundararajan Kidambi IND 2422 – 6.5
39. GM Ramirez Alejandro USA 2555 – 6.5
40. IM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs MGL 2394 – 6.5
41. IM Firat Burak TUR 2503 – 6.5
. IM Kanmazalp Ogulcan TUR 2448 – 6.5
. FM Risting Eivind Olav NOR 2250 – 6.5
44. FM Plotkin Victor CAN 2243 – 6.5
45. IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2468 – 6.5
46. GM Friedel Joshua E USA 2524 – 6.5
47. IM Sarkar Justin USA 2390 – 6.5
48. GM Ziska Helgi Dam FAI 2553 – 6.5
49. FM Gislason Gudmundur ISL 2314 – 6
50. Tokranovs Dmitrijs LAT 2227 – 6
51. IM Derakhshani Dorsa IRI 2351 – 6
52. Alan Entem FRA 2200 – 6
53. CM Doknjas Joshua CAN 2123 – 6
54. WFM Motycakova Monika SVK 2162 – 6
55. Plotkin Mark CAN 2147 – 6
56. Yakimenko Alexander A. RUS 2145 – 6
57. GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2671 – 6
58. IM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2447 – 6
59. IM Timmermans Mark NED 2385 – 6
60. IM Tania Sachdev IND 2429 – 6
. FM Rajdeep Sarkar IND 2273 – 6
62. IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn ISL 2413 – 6
63. Laustsen Lars DEN 2169 – 6
64. Yu Jonathan CAN 2073 – 6
65. Puglia Francesco ITA 1809 – 6
66. CM Walton Alan J ENG 2199 – 6
67. FM Einarsson Halldor Gretar ISL 2257 – 6
68. Sigeman Johan SWE 2138 – 6
69. Wecker Martin GER 2134 – 6
70. IM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2363 – 6
71. WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2349 – 6
72. Henderson De La Fuente Lance ESP 2372 – 6
73. FM Sarin Nihal IND 2424 – 6
74. GM Tarjan James E USA 2414 – 6
75. Pfreundt Jakob GER 2392 – 6
76. WIM Maroroa Sue ENG 2148 – 6
77. IM Karavade Eesha IND 2405 – 6
. Garg Aradhya IND 2315 – 6
79. FM Webb Laurence E ENG 2271 – 6
80. IM Liang Awonder USA 2483 – 6
81. GM Thorhallsson Throstur ISL 2423 – 6
82. FM Van Leent Dimitri NED 2230 – 5.5
83. FM Gorti Akshita USA 2261 – 5.5
. Burrows Martin P ENG 2113 – 5.5
85. FM Louis Thibault FRA 2202 – 5.5
86. WGM Ptacnikova Lenka ISL 2242 – 5.5
87. Della Pietra Andrea ITA 2228 – 5.5
88. Prieto Alberto USA 1999 – 5.5
89. Mesman Edwyn NED 2199 – 5.5
90. Ingvason Johann ISL 2121 – 5.5
91. Skaale Janus FAI 1765 – 5.5
92. Baldvinsson Loftur ISL 1971 – 5.5
93. Fehr Axel Dr. GER 2102 – 5.5
94. Halldorsson Hjorleifur ISL 1776 – 5.5
95. WGM Maisuradze Nino FRA 2273 – 5.5
96. Thorhallsson Gylfi ISL 2070 – 5.5
97. FM Buchenau Frank GER 2275 – 5.5
98. FM Dougherty Michael CAN 2171 – 5.5
99. FM Karason Askell O ISL 2289 – 5.5
100. FM Haessel Dale R. CAN 2095 – 5.5
101. Grabow Pouelsten Holm DEN 2135 – 5.5
. Jonsson Gauti Pall ISL 2087 – 5.5
103. Leosson Atli Johann ISL 1773 – 5.5
104. IM Piasetski Leon CAN 2300 – 5.5
105. IM Saptarshi Roy IND 2425 – 5.5
106. Fridjonsson Julius ISL 2126 – 5.5
107. Halldorsson Bragi ISL 2110 – 5.5
108. Bergsson Stefan ISL 2031 – 5.5
109. Viglundsson Bjorgvin ISL 2143 – 5.5
. Dietzsch Herbert GER 2106 – 5.5
111. FM Doknjas John CAN 2216 – 5.5
112. Barthel Ansgar GER 2166 – 5.5
113. Kristjansson Olafur ISL 2102 – 5.5
114. GM Lemos Damian ARG 2471 – 5.5
115. Kristinsson Jon ISL 2166 – 5.5
116. WIM Vaishali R IND 2259 – 5
117. IM L’ami Alina ROU 2324 – 5
118. FM Bjornsson Sigurbjorn ISL 2279 – 5
119. Franck Guezennec FRA 2271 – 5
120. Edvardsson Kristjan ISL 2228 – 5
121. Heimisson Hilmir Freyr ISL 2152 – 5
122. Magnusson Magnus ISL 1978 – 5
123. Byrne Alex IRL 1976 – 5
124. Saren Bjorn SWE 2067 – 5
125. Magnussen Pal SWE 1909 – 5
126. FM Stefansson Vignir Vatnar ISL 2341 – 5
. Thorgeirsson Jon Kristinn ISL 2189 – 5
128. CM Kiese Matthias Prof. Dr. GER 2247 – 5
. Haraldsson Haraldur ISL 1941 – 5
130. WIM Acevedo Mendez Lisseth CRC 1845 – 5
131. Agustsson Hafsteinn ISL 1921 – 5
132. Persson Anders SWE 2078 – 5
133. Arnalds Stefan ISL 2035 – 5
134. Steincamp Isaac K USA 2009 – 5
135. Moller Mikael SWE 1965 – 5
136. Lemery Jon Thor ISL 1708 – 5
137. IM Esserman Marc USA 2458 – 5
. IM Ris Robert NED 2419 – 5
139. WGM Nebolsina Vera RUS 2285 – 5
140. Sigurjonsson Siguringi ISL 1997 – 5
141. Spence David J ENG 2168 – 5
142. Kolka Dawid ISL 1931 – 5
143. FM Savage Allan G USA 2067 – 5
144. Birkisson Bardur Orn ISL 2146 – 5
145. Johansson Jukka FIN 2122 – 5
146. Davidsdottir Nansy ISL 1864 – 5
147. WIM Zemlickova Olena UKR 2053 – 5
148. Bottema Martin NED 2114 – 5
149. Tunge Christian NOR 2055 – 4.5
. Doknjas Neil CAN 1784 – 4.5
151. Birkisson Bjorn Holm ISL 2057 – 4.5
152. CM Vistisen Lars DEN 2097 – 4.5
153. Pedersen Soren Sandmann USA 1794 – 4.5
154. Eiriksson Sigurdur ISL 1928 – 4.5
. Jonsson Pall G ISL 1833 – 4.5
156. Carr Jay A USA 2086 – 4.5
. Valtysson Thor ISL 1955 – 4.5
158. Zybura Andre CAN 1894 – 4.5
159. Gudmarsson Olafur ISL 1721 – 4.5
. Eminov Sinan BUL 1537 – 4.5
161. Le Creurer Kilian ITA 1942 – 4.5
162. Gopakumar Siddharth IND 1826 – 4.5
163. Green Per SWE 1966 – 4.5
164. Jacobsen Heidrikur T. FAI 1951 – 4.5
165. WFM Thorsteinsdottir Gudlaug ISL 2013 – 4.5
166. Mai Aron Thor ISL 1956 – 4.5
167. Finnsson Johann Arnar ISL 1655 – 4.5
168. Mulleady Peter J ENG 1949 – 4.5
169. Timmermans Adri NED 1861 – 4.5
170. Fjallheim Leif Reinert FAI 1667 – 4.5
171. Johannsson Orn Leo ISL 2236 – 4.5
172. Kvamme John A NOR 2151 – 4.5
173. Heidarsson Arnar ISL 1391 – 4.5
174. Daly Patrick IRL 1804 – 4.5
175. Hill Alistair ENG 2209 – 4.5
176. CM Harding Tim D IRL 2017 – 4.5
177. Johannsson Birkir Isak ISL 1567 – 4.5
178. Meyer Juergen GER 1944 – 4
179. WCM Kakulidis Ellen DEN 1892 – 4
180. Ulfsson Olafur Evert ISL 1802 – 4
181. Nielsen Jon I Horni FAI 1454 – 4
182. Apol Luitjen Akselsson FAI 1561 – 4
183. Hrafnsson Hreinn ISL 1621 – 4
184. Briem Stephan ISL 1865 – 4
185. Baliuniene Margarita DEN 1897 – 4
. Holm Fridgeir K ISL 1726 – 4
187. Mai Alexander Oliver ISL 1813 – 4
188. Scheele Marcus GER 2030 – 4
189. Johannesson Haki ISL 1705 – 4
190. Thorsteinsson Hilmar ISL 1875 – 4
. WCM Smith Lynda WLS 1849 – 4
. De Winter Eric NED 1786 – 4
193. Sidali Elias Hulleberg NOR 1724 – 4
194. Gudmundsson Einar S. ISL 1739 – 4
195. Fjallheim Elmar Reinert FAI 1691 – 4
196. Vignisson Ingvar Egill ISL 1693 – 4
197. Arnarsson Hrannar ISL 2046 – 4
198. Gardarsson Hordur ISL 1700 – 4
199. Davidsson Oskar Vikingur ISL 1818 – 4
200. Murray Peter CAN 2235 – 4
201. Runarsson Gunnar ISL 2006 – 4
202. Larson Gerald A USA 2104 – 4
. Olafsson Smari ISL 1998 – 4
204. Gunnarsson Helgi Petur ISL 1669 – 4
. Njardarson Daniel Ernir ISL 1378 – 4
. Bjarnason Olafur ISL 0 – 4
207. Einarsson Oskar Long ISL 1681 – 4
208. Fridthjofsdottir Sigurl. Regi ISL 1750 – 4
209. Huber-Delle Guenther USA 1891 – 4
210. Murray Jim G. IRL 1896 – 4
211. Zemlicka Vit CZE 1984 – 4
212. Marhoefer Daniel GER 1714 – 4
213. Jonasson Hordur ISL 1513 – 4
214. Ragnarsson Heimir Pall ISL 1608 – 4
215. Gasanova Ulker ISL 1591 – 4
216. Tijssens Rob NED 1799 – 3.5
. Arnarson Smari ISL 1550 – 3.5
218. Steingrimsson Karl Egill ISL 1664 – 3.5
219. Nielsen Allan FAI 1606 – 3.5
220. Theuer Lorenz SWE 1583 – 3.5
221. Thorarensen Adalsteinn ISL 1686 – 3.5
222. Barillaro Luca ITA 2164 – 3.5
223. Kristinsson Magnus ISL 1783 – 3.5
224. Breidfjord Palmar ISL 1866 – 3.5
225. Opasiak Dustin Tennessee POL 1885 – 3.5
226. Briem Benedikt ISL 1446 – 3.5
227. Tan Teck Woon SGP 1636 – 3.5
228. Thorsteinsdottir Svava ISL 1358 – 3.5
229. Boron Anthony CAN 1865 – 3.5
. Gudmundsson Thordur ISL 0 – 3.5
231. Arnason Saemundur ISL 1232 – 3
232. Thordarson Sigurdur ISL 1275 – 3
233. Fjallheim Benjamin Reinert FAI 1322 – 3
234. Petursson Armann ISL 1227 – 3
235. Meier Gerd GER 1779 – 3
236. Berg Margar M. FAI 1813 – 3
237. Kvamme Ingrid Jodre NOR 1444 – 3
238. Ontiveros John ISL 1741 – 3
239. Muhr Andreas AUT 1801 – 3
. Nergard Ole-Kristian NOR 0 – 3
241. Hart Alexander SWE 1806 – 3
242. Fournier Martin CAN 1524 – 3
243. Roebuck Derek AUS 1661 – 3
244. Smith Chris P ENG 1504 – 3
245. Gunnarsson Baltasar Mani Wedh ISL 1230 – 3
. Kristofersson Sindri Snaer ISL 1197 – 3
247. Davidsson Stefan Orri ISL 1490 – 3
248. Thorsson Pall ISL 1688 – 3
249. Sigurvaldason Hjalmar ISL 1441 – 3
250. Peat Matthew ENG 2014 – 3
251. Kauch Markus GER 2193 – 3
252. Axelsson Thomas SWE 1799 – 2.5
253. Steinthorsson Birgir Logi ISL 1040 – 2.5
254. Haile Batel Goitom ISL 1197 – 2.5
255. Nielsen Suni I Horni FAI 1167 – 2.5
256. Hjaltason Magnus ISL 1205 – 2.5
257. Magnusson Thorsteinn ISL 1489 – 2
258. Thorisson Benedikt ISL 1057 – 2
259. Tummasarson Flovin M. FAI 1224 – 2
260. Thorisson Bjartur ISL 1071 – 2
261. Hjaltason Elvar Orn ISL 1643 – 2
262. Kristbergsson Bjorgvin ISL 1060 – 2
263. Johannesson Petur ISL 1004 – 1
264. Hardarson Jon Trausti ISL 2157 0

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