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Gudmundur Kjartansson is new Icelandic champion

The new champion (photo: Hrafn Jokulsson)

The new champion (photo: Hrafn Jokulsson)

The Icelandic Chess Championship 2014 took part from 23rd May to 1st June, 2014 in the city of Kopavogur, Iceland.

The tournament, organized by the Icelandic Chess Federation and Breidablik Chess Club, was the strongest Icelandic Chess Championship ever, consisting of 6 GMs.

Surprisingly, nobody of the Grandmasters emerged a winner, but the 26-year-old IM Gudmundur Kjartansson, who finished first with  6,5/9 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind.

The new Icelandic champion took the gold, a second GM norm and the first prize of 250 000 ISK (nearly 1600 €). Performing 2624, he added 22 ELO points to his rating.

GM Hedinn Steingrimsson and the 12-time-Icelandic-champion GM Hannes Stefánsson shared second place with 5,5/9 points each, but Steingrimsson took the silver on superior tie-break score.

The Candidates Section was won by FM Sigurdur Sigfusson with 7,5/9 points, followed by the best woman in the tournament WGM Lenka Ptacnikova with 7/9 points. Third place was shared in a 3-way tie by  FM David Kjartansson, Oliver Johannesson and Vatnar Vignir Stefansson with 6,5/9 points each.

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Master Section final standings:

1 IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2439 6,5
2 GM Steingrimsson Hedinn ISL 2537 5,5
3 GM Stefansson Hannes H ISL 2548 5,5
4 GM Thorhallsson Throstur ISL 2437 5
5 GM Danielsen Henrik ISL 2483 5
6 GM Gretarsson Hjorvar ISL 2530 4,5
7 GM Gretarsson Helgi Ass ISL 2462 4
8 FM Jensson Einar Hjalti ISL 2350 3,5
9 IM Thorfinnsson Bragi ISL 2459 3,5
10 FM Gislason Gudmundur ISL 2319 2

Challengers final standings:

1 FM Sigfusson Sigurdur ISL 2290 7,5
2 WGM Ptacnikova Lenka ISL 2267 7
3 FM Kjartansson David ISL 2342 6,5
4 Johannesson Oliver ISL 2157 6,5
5 Stefansson Vignir Vatnar ISL 1907 6,5
6 Teitsson Magnus ISL 2184 6
7 IM Bjarnason Saevar ISL 2075 6
8 Edvardsson Kristjan ISL 2194 6
9 Ragnarsson Dagur ISL 2129 5,5
10 Thorsteinsdottir Hallgerdur ISL 1982 5,5
11 Hauksson Hordur Aron ISL 1779 5,5
12 Heimisson Hilmir Freyr ISL 1810 5,5
13 Finnbogadottir Tinna Kristin ISL 1930 5,5
14 Thorhallsson Gylfi ISL 2132 5
15 Baldvinsson Loftur ISL 2002 5
16 Kristinardottir Elsa Maria ISL 1830 5
17 Steinthorsson Felix ISL 1547 5
18 Birkisson Bardur Orn ISL 1510 5
19 Birgisson Ingvar Orn ISL 1884 4,5
20 Johannsdottir Johanna Bjorg ISL 1856 4,5
21 Birkisson Bjorn Holm ISL 1593 4,5
22 Jonsson Gauti Pall ISL 1662 4,5
23 Einarsson Oskar Long ISL 1620 4
24 Kravchuk Mykhaylo ISL 1474 4
25 Bragason Gudmundur Agnar ISL 1346 4
26 Ragnarsson Heimir Pall ISL 1423 4
27 Sigurdsson Birkir Karl ISL 1790 4
28 Hallsson Jon Eggert ISL 1691 4
29 Davidsson Oskar Vikingur ISL 1412 4
30 Mai Aron Thor ISL 0 4
31 Kristjansson Halldor Atli ISL 1351 4
32 Arnason Ragnar ISL 1394 3,5
33 Luu Robert ISL 1033 3,5
34 Siguringason Solon ISL 0 3,5
35 Palmarsson Erlingur Atli ISL 1343 3
36 Kristofersson Sindri Snaer ISL 1000 3
37 Jonsson Thorsteinn Emil ISL 1000 3
38 Andrason Pall ISL 1781 2,5
39 Haraldsson Brynjar ISL 1000 2,5
40 Davidsson Stefan Orri ISL 1000 2,5
41 Kristbergsson Bjorgvin ISL 1178 2,5
42 Bjarnthorsson Gabriel Saer ISL 0 2,5
43 Bjarnthorsson Alexander Mar ISL 0 2,5

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