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Giri, So and Cheparinov join the leaders in Reykjavik

The Reykjavik Open continued with the 5th round. The top is now more crowded with 7 players sharing the first position with 4.5/5: Pavel Eljanov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Yu Yangyi, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Ivan Cheparinov and Grzegorz Gajewski.

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The battle between two of world’s top juniors, Anish Giri and Alexander Ipatov, finished with a win for the Dutch player. Giri, who will turn 19 this year, spent very little time from his clock to beat the Turkish representative. The game started with a Caro-Kann Defense and the players quickly simplified the position. Anish demonstrated his superiority in the endgame, which he handled with precision while almost blitzing the moves. This puts the Nr 1 seed on 4.5/5 points with a lot of chances to claim the first prize.

Anish Giri

After the early 18-move draw between Grzegorz Gajewski and Yu Yangyi, there were still two players that could have gotten the coveted fifth straight victory. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave had a slight edge in an endgame against Pavel Eljanov, but was not able to convert it into a full point. The game started with Maxime’s beloved Grunfeld Defense. Eljanov decided to go for some early simplifications, trying to exchange black’s important dark-squared bishop. He managed to do so, however, the resulting endgame was pretty equal. The French GM activated his pieces, but that never seemed to be enough to get the win. The draw was signed on move 36.

Kristjansson - Cheparinov

Taking advantage of this result, the Bulgarian GM Ivan Cheparinov now joined the leaders after defeating Icelandic GM Stefan Kristjansson with the black pieces on the fourth board.

The last player to join the leaders was Philippine star Wesley So. He outplayed Chinese IM Wei Yi in a rook endgame with 4 pawns for each side. It took 75 moves for the Chinese to finally resign the game. Wesley So has a more difficult challenge tomorrow, as he has to face second seeded Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

Wesley So

Standings after 5 rounds:

1 GM Eljanov Pavel UKR 2678 4.5
2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2715 4.5
GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2688 4.5
4 GM Giri Anish NED 2722 4.5
5 GM So Wesley PHI 2684 4.5
6 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2709 4.5
7 GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2644 4.5
8 GM Socko Bartosz POL 2643 4.0
GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2609 4.0
10 GM Shulman Yury USA 2563 4.0
11 GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2496 4.0
12 IM Li Wenliang CHN 2411 4.0
13 IM Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn ISL 2509 4.0
14 GM Dziuba Marcin POL 2602 4.0
15 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2675 4.0
GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2637 4.0
17 GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2566 4.0
18 GM Ding Liren CHN 2709 4.0
19 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2556 4.0
20 GM Solak Dragan TUR 2603 4.0
21 GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2566 4.0
22 NM Norowitz Yaacov USA 2432 4.0
23 GM Xiu Deshun CHN 2530 4.0
24 GM Danielsen Henrik ISL 2507 4.0
25 FM Jayakumar Adarsh USA 2271 4.0
26 IM Muir Andrew J Mr SCO 2313 3.5
27 GM Ipatov Alexander TUR 2569 3.5
28 GM L’ami Erwin NED 2622 3.5
WGM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2466 3.5
30 WGM Huang Qian CHN 2478 3.5
31 IM Smith Axel SWE 2485 3.5
32 IM Krush Irina USA 2460 3.5
33 WGM Guo Qi CHN 2431 3.5
34 GM Kristjansson Stefan ISL 2486 3.5
35 IM Wei Yi CHN 2501 3.5
36 GM Navara David CZE 2710 3.5
37 GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2533 3.5
IM Andersen Mads DEN 2462 3.5
39 WGM Wang Jue CHN 2375 3.5
40 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2622 3.5
41 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2631 3.5
42 GM Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2531 3.5
43 IM Hagen Andreas Skytte DEN 2411 3.5
44 IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn IM ISL 2386 3.5
WGM L’ami Alina ROU 2362 3.5
46 IM Kislik Erik Andrew USA 2359 3.5
47 GM Williams Simon K ENG 2498 3.5
IM Lou Yiping CHN 2468 3.5
49 IM Ris Robert NED 2407 3.5
50 GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2644 3.5
51 IM Bekker-Jensen Simon DEN 2405 3.5
52 WGM Cherednichenko Svetlana UKR 2307 3.5
53 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2280 3.5
54 IM Arngrimsson Dagur ISL 2375 3.5
55 FM Ekeberg Carl Fredrik NOR 2274 3.5
56 IM Schreiner Peter AUT 2439 3.0
57 GM Esen Baris TUR 2565 3.0
58 IM Diermair Andreas AUT 2407 3.0
59 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2568 3.0
60 IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2430 3.0
61 IM Mikkelsen Nikolaj DEN 2421 3.0
Helin Mikael SWE 1910 3.0
63 IM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2414 3.0
64 IM Bartholomew John USA 2435 3.0
65 FM Bjerke Richard NOR 2131 3.0
66 WGM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2369 3.0
67 IM Zumsande Martin GER 2419 3.0
68 WGM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2312 3.0
69 Tari Aryan NOR 2263 3.0
70 FM Handler Lukas AUT 2369 3.0
71 GM Olafsson Fridrik ISL 2416 3.0
72 FM Kvisvik Brede NOR 2314 3.0
73 Thorhallsson Gylfi ISL 2141 3.0
74 Bird Andrew AUS 2223 3.0
75 FM Gislason Gudmundur ISL 2329 3.0
IM Prosviriakov Vladimir USA 2297 3.0
77 Finnbogadottir Tinna Kristin ISL 1871 3.0
78 Ornolfsson Magnus P. ISL 2169 3.0
79 WGM Kashlinskaya Alina RUS 2350 3.0
80 Christiansen Johan-Sebastian NOR 2071 3.0
81 FM Hambleton Aman CAN 2472 3.0
82 WFM Frisk Ellinor SWE 2197 3.0
83 Omarsson Dadi ISL 2212 3.0
Maack Kjartan ISL 2136 3.0
85 Schou-Moldt Thomas DEN 2236 3.0
86 FM Bewersdorff Oliver GER 2335 3.0
87 IM Miedema David - NED 2364 3.0
88 IM Urkedal Frode NOR 2473 3.0
89 Thorsteinsdottir Hallgerdur ISL 1960 3.0
90 FM Andreasen Per Naesby DEN 2302 3.0
FM Cubas Pons Juan Miguel ESP 2284 3.0
92 Hardarson Jon Trausti ISL 1853 3.0
93 IM Bjarnason Saevar ISL 2133 3.0
94 Karlsson Mikael Johann ISL 1990 3.0
95 WFM Newrkla Katharina AUT 2135 3.0
96 Bergthorsson Jon Thor ISL 2125 3.0
97 GM Thorhallsson Throstur ISL 2441 2.5
98 Beeke Bob NED 2257 2.5
99 Wang Yiye CHN 2226 2.5
100 Ragnarsson Johann ISL 2046 2.5
101 FM Valenti Giuseppe ITA 2204 2.5
102 Van Heirzeele Daniel BEL 2125 2.5
103 Karason Askell O ISL 2235 2.5
104 WGM Ptacnikova Lenka ISL 2269 2.5
105 Isaksson Per SWE 2016 2.5
106 WCM Roberts Lynda WLS 1903 2.5
107 Palmqvist Fredrik SWE 2050 2.5
108 Steindorsson Sigurdur P. ISL 2235 2.5
109 Halldorsson Bragi ISL 2180 2.5
Rodriguez Fonseca Jorge ESP 2009 2.5
111 Drill Frank GER 2124 2.5
112 Ofstad Sigurd NOR 1985 2.5
113 FM Thompson Ian D ENG 2260 2.5
114 FM Malmdin Nils-Ake SWE 2281 2.5
115 CM Herbold Manfred GER 2125 2.5
116 Eliasson Kristjan Orn ISL 1873 2.5
117 Johansen Stian NOR 2090 2.5
118 Gunnarsson Sigurdur Jon ISL 2000 2.5
Newrkla Alexander AUT 1969 2.5
120 Bergsson Stefan ISL 2180 2.5
Leimeister Winfried GER 1909 2.5
Maggason Oskar Mason ISL 1903 2.5
123 Halldorsson Jon Arni ISL 2222 2.5
Birgisson Ingvar Orn ISL 1953 2.5
125 Schadd Jan NED 0 2.5
126 Wahlbom Magnus SWE 2279 2.5
127 Raddatz Michael GER 2075 2.5
128 Sverrisson Nokkvi ISL 1990 2.5
129 Ingvason Johann ISL 2148 2.5
130 Davidsdottir Nansy ISL 1479 2.5
131 Klug Christian GER 1894 2.5
132 IM Borsos Bogdan UKR 2260 2.0
133 Mihajlov Sebastian NOR 2059 2.0
134 WFM Thorsteinsdottir Gudlaug ISL 2041 2.0
135 Mihajlov Svetoslav NOR 2071 2.0
136 Ragnarsson Dagur ISL 1961 2.0
137 Johannsson Orn Leo ISL 1953 2.0
138 Jonsson Olafur Gisli ISL 1870 2.0
139 Frick Renato LIE 2075 2.0
140 Karlsson Robin SWE 1980 2.0
141 Marentini Marcel SUI 2069 2.0
Johannesson Oliver ISL 1988 2.0
143 Doell Detlef GER 2044 2.0
144 Heerde Thomas GER 2053 2.0
145 WIM Van Weersel Arlette NED 2211 2.0
146 Murray Michael A. CAN 2017 2.0
Pretterhofer Kiaras AUT 1997 2.0
148 Kleinert Juergen GER 1991 2.0
149 Palsson Halldor ISL 2078 2.0
150 Jensen Soren DEN 1909 2.0
151 Haraldsson Leif SWE 2028 2.0
152 Michel Steve NED 2008 2.0
153 Andreasen Jakup A.R. FAI 1992 2.0
154 Knútsson Lárus ISL 2072 2.0
155 Billot Daniel FRA 1731 2.0
156 Jablon Stephen USA 1896 2.0
157 Ingason Sigurdur ISL 1878 2.0
158 Jacobsen Trond NOR 1610 2.0
159 Bjornes Leif NOR 1957 2.0
160 Vigfusson Vigfus ISL 1985 2.0
161 Ghaderi Arman K NOR 1827 2.0
162 Hyotyla Tapio SUI 1792 2.0
163 Egilsson Fridrik Orn ISL 0 2.0
164 Merkesvik Sondre NOR 1903 2.0
165 Kruglyak Mikhail USA 0 2.0
166 de Winter Eric NED 1823 2.0
167 Hojgaard Brandur FAI 1734 2.0
168 Kristinardottir Elsa Maria ISL 1747 2.0
169 Masson Kjartan ISL 1856 2.0
170 Sundsbo Sigve NOR 0 2.0
171 Kjartansson Dagur ISL 1623 2.0
172 Storesund Henrik NOR 1759 2.0
173 Seim Fredrik NOR 1714 2.0
Evenson Kent USA 0 2.0
175 Thorgeirsson Jon Kristinn ISL 1766 2.0
Holm Fridgeir K ISL 1733 2.0
177 Hisnay Gregory USA 0 2.0
Bjeglerud Jarle NOR 0 2.0
179 Bakkes Frits NED 1750 2.0
180 Herda Christoph Dr. GER 1915 1.5
181 Birgisdottir Ingibjorg ISL 1783 1.5
182 Johannsdottir Johanna Bjorg ISL 1872 1.5
183 Fivelstad Jon Olav NOR 1888 1.5
184 Johansen Arnt-Ole NOR 1817 1.5
185 WCM Orlova Yelizaveta CAN 1978 1.5
186 Heimisson Hilmir Freyr ISL 1693 1.5
187 Kuehnast Volker GER 1936 1.5
188 Hauksdottir Hrund ISL 1671 1.5
189 Gjertsen Petter NOR 0 1.5
190 Arntsen Frode NOR 1840 1.5
191 Einarsson Oskar Long ISL 1613 1.5
192 Saemundsson Bjarni ISL 1935 1.5
193 Petersson Baldur Teodor SWE 1575 1.5
194 Traustason Ingi Tandri ISL 1840 1.5
195 Stefansson Vignir Vatnar ISL 1652 1.5
196 Bue Gunnar NOR 1695 1.5
197 Ragnarsson Heimir Pall ISL 1354 1.5
198 Bauza Mercere Eduardo ARG 1809 1.5
199 Pantzar Milton SWE 1693 1.0
200 Jonsson Gauti Pall ISL 1519 1.0
201 Ontiveros John ISL 1700 1.0
202 Petersen Jakob Alexander ISL 1370 1.0
203 Mehringer Joerg GER 1908 1.0
204 Sigurdarson Alec Elias ISL 0 1.0
205 Steinthorsson Felix ISL 1449 1.0
206 Vignisson Ingvar Egill ISL 1542 1.0
207 Leosson Atli Johann ISL 1736 1.0
Ramtin Raman IRI 1661 1.0
209 Hilmarsson Andri Steinn ISL 0 1.0
Bragason Gudmundur Agnar ISL 0 1.0
211 Thorhallsson Simon ISL 1451 1.0
212 Kolka Dawid ISL 1646 1.0
213 Magnusdottir Veronika Steinun ISL 1557 1.0
214 Palsdottir Soley Lind ISL 1393 1.0
215 Kolica Donika ISL 1251 1.0
216 Leifsson Thorsteinn ISL 1759 1.0
Hrafnsson Hilmir ISL 1331 1.0
218 Meier Gerd GER 1949 1.0
219 Laitamaa Tore Johan Melker NOR 0 1.0
220 Bakkejord Odd Vidar NOR 0 1.0
221 Smith Chris P ENG 0 1.0
222 Ohlsson Mikael SWE 1811 0.5
223 Bodvarsson Bodvar ISL 0 0.5
224 Johannesson Petur ISL 0 0.5
225 Kristbergsson Bjorgvin ISL 1197 0.0
226 Davidsson Oskar Vikingur ISL 0 0.0
227 Magnusson Thorsteinn ISL 0 0.0

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