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Hedinn Steingrimsson is 2015 Icelandic Chess Champion

Hedinn Steingrimsson concluded his stellar performance in the 2015 Icelandic Championship by defeating his closest rival, Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson, to move to an outstanding final score of 9,5/11 points.

This is Steingrimsson’s third national title, his first coming way back in 1990 at only 15 years of age. That still stands as the youngest winner of the championship.

Steingrimsson then won his 2nd title in 2011 after a long absence from the chess scene and capped of his 3rd with the outstanding performance this year. He finished with a TPR of 2763 and gained 29 elo points.

The strongest Icelandic Chess Championship in history took place from 14-24th May, 2015, in Reykjavik (Harpa) Iceland.

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Hedinn Steingrimsson

Hedinn Steingrimsson

Final standings:

1. GM Steingrimsson Hedinn ISL 2532 – 9.5
2. GM Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn ISL 2561 – 8
3-4. GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2590 and GM Arnason Jon L ISL 2499 – 6.5
5. FM Jensson Einar Hjalti ISL 2359 – 5.5
6. IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn ISL 2407 – 5
7-8. IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2474 and GM Danielsen Henrik ISL 2520 – 4.5
9-12. WGM Ptacnikova Lenka ISL 2284, GM Hjartarson Johann ISL 2566, IM Thorfinnsson Bragi ISL 2416 and FM Sigfusson Sigurdur ISL 2319 – 4

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