The first round of the Reykjavik Open continued without surprises. Most of the games did not even get to the time control, given the big superiority proven by the favorites.
The fifth seeded player is facing Sebastian Mihajlov, Norwegian player with a 2059 rating. The game has arrived to an endgame with a strange material balance. Ding Liren has a rook, a bishop an two extra pawns for Mihajlov’s queen and it will not be easy for the Chinese to break through while avoiding a perpetual check.
The first surprising result came in a lower board. Soren Jensen from Denmark defeated the Norwegian IM Frode Urkedal.