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IM Wei Yi among the six leaders at Reykjavik

The 8th round of the Reykjavik Open was played today. The top four boards finished with draws and the leading pack has grown to six players. The surprise at the top is the 14-years old Chinese IM Wei Yi, who today beat GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

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GM Ding Liren from China played with black against the reigning World Junior Champion Alexander Ipatov.

The Turkish young star played actively, moving his pawns forward to gain an important space advantage. The position was very tense and the mistake committed by Ipatov was decisive – his kingside light squares were very weak and the Chinese took the advantage.

The top boards at Reykjavik

GM Ivan Sokolov has not been showing his real strength here in Reykjavik. He lost today against Polish GM Martin Dziuba. The Dutch GM resigned on move 68, when his opponent was about to win a bishop endgame a pawn up.

The surprise of the round was the victory by IM Wei Yi against second seed GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The French star probably was over-confident and went forward carelessly with 14…g5. The Chinese took advantage of his opponent’s adventurous ideas and got the win on move 33.

The chasing pack that stands at 6/8 points is composed of eleven players, including rating favorites GM Anish Giri and GM David Navara.

David Navara

Navara had a nice win today against British GM Simon Williams. The Czech player simplified the position knowing that Williams thrives on complications. The final sequence of the game saw Navara sacrificing a piece to get a very strong pawn chain on a3-b4. Williams resigned on move 32.

Besides the presence of Wei Yi among the leaders, the Chinese representatives directed another surprise on the lower boards. WGM Wang Jue defeated French GM Sebastian Maze in 33 moves. Maze played passively and the young Chinese was not afraid to move forward and gain a big initiative that granted her the full point.

Everything will be decided on the last two rounds at Reykjavik. Replay/follow the games here.

Standings after 8 rounds:

1 GM Eljanov Pavel UKR 2678 6.5
2 GM So Wesley PHI 2684 6.5
3 GM Dziuba Marcin POL 2602 6.5
4 GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2644 6.5
5 IM Wei Yi CHN 2501 6.5
6 GM Ding Liren CHN 2709 6.5
7 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2688 6.0
8 GM Giri Anish NED 2722 6.0
9 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2709 6.0
10 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2637 6.0
11 GM Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2531 6.0
12 GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2566 6.0
13 GM L’ami Erwin NED 2622 6.0
14 GM Navara David CZE 2710 6.0
15 GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2496 6.0
16 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2631 6.0
17 IM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2414 6.0
18 GM Ipatov Alexander TUR 2569 5.5
19 GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2566 5.5
20 GM Solak Dragan TUR 2603 5.5
21 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2675 5.5
22 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2622 5.5
23 IM Andersen Mads DEN 2462 5.5
24 GM Esen Baris TUR 2565 5.5
25 GM Danielsen Henrik ISL 2507 5.5
26 WGM Wang Jue CHN 2375 5.5
27 NM Norowitz Yaacov USA 2432 5.5
28 GM Thorhallsson Throstur ISL 2441 5.5
29 IM Lou Yiping CHN 2468 5.5
30 GM Xiu Deshun CHN 2530 5.5
31 IM Bartholomew John USA 2435 5.5
32 IM Schreiner Peter AUT 2439 5.5
33 GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2644 5.5
34 IM Urkedal Frode NOR 2473 5.5
35 IM Zumsande Martin GER 2419 5.5
36 WGM Cherednichenko Svetlana UKR 2307 5.5
37 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2715 5.0
38 GM Socko Bartosz POL 2643 5.0
39 GM Shulman Yury USA 2563 5.0
40 IM Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn ISL 2509 5.0
41 GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2609 5.0
42 IM Li Wenliang CHN 2411 5.0
43 WGM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2466 5.0
44 WGM Huang Qian CHN 2478 5.0
45 GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2533 5.0
46 GM Williams Simon K ENG 2498 5.0
47 FM Bjerke Richard NOR 2131 5.0
48 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2568 5.0
49 IM Arngrimsson Dagur ISL 2375 5.0
50 GM Kristjansson Stefan ISL 2486 5.0
51 WGM Guo Qi CHN 2431 5.0
52 IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2430 5.0
IM Ris Robert NED 2407 5.0
54 WGM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2312 5.0
55 IM Diermair Andreas AUT 2407 5.0
56 IM Smith Axel SWE 2485 5.0
57 Tari Aryan NOR 2263 5.0
58 WGM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2369 5.0
59 Wang Yiye CHN 2226 5.0
60 FM Gislason Gudmundur ISL 2329 5.0
61 IM Mikkelsen Nikolaj DEN 2421 5.0
62 Beeke Bob NED 2257 5.0
63 FM Thompson Ian D ENG 2260 5.0
64 IM Prosviriakov Vladimir USA 2297 5.0
65 IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn IM ISL 2386 5.0
66 IM Borsos Bogdan UKR 2260 5.0
67 FM Cubas Pons Juan Miguel ESP 2284 5.0
68 Ragnarsson Johann ISL 2046 5.0
69 FM Andreasen Per Naesby DEN 2302 5.0
70 IM Bekker-Jensen Simon DEN 2405 5.0
71 FM Ekeberg Carl Fredrik NOR 2274 5.0
72 IM Muir Andrew J SCO 2313 4.5
73 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2556 4.5
74 FM Jayakumar Adarsh USA 2271 4.5
75 IM Hagen Andreas Skytte DEN 2411 4.5
76 IM Kislik Erik Andrew USA 2359 4.5
77 WGM L’ami Alina ROU 2362 4.5
78 GM Olafsson Fridrik ISL 2416 4.5
79 IM Krush Irina USA 2460 4.5
80 FM Hambleton Aman CAN 2472 4.5
81 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2280 4.5
82 WGM Kashlinskaya Alina RUS 2350 4.5
83 FM Bewersdorff Oliver GER 2335 4.5
84 Omarsson Dadi ISL 2212 4.5
85 FM Handler Lukas AUT 2369 4.5
86 Finnbogadottir Tinna Kristin ISL 1871 4.5
87 IM Miedema David NED 2364 4.5
88 Schou-Moldt Thomas DEN 2236 4.5
89 Wahlbom Magnus SWE 2279 4.5
90 Steindorsson Sigurdur P. ISL 2235 4.5
91 Drill Frank GER 2124 4.5
92 FM Valenti Giuseppe ITA 2204 4.5
93 WGM Ptacnikova Lenka ISL 2269 4.5
94 Johansen Stian NOR 2090 4.5
95 Bergthorsson Jon Thor ISL 2125 4.5
96 Sverrisson Nokkvi ISL 1990 4.5
97 Kuehnast Volker GER 1936 4.5
98 Saemundsson Bjarni ISL 1935 4.5
99 Ragnarsson Dagur ISL 1961 4.0
100 Bird Andrew AUS 2223 4.0
101 FM Kvisvik Brede NOR 2314 4.0
102 WFM Thorsteinsdottir Gudlaug ISL 2041 4.0
103 Helin Mikael SWE 1910 4.0
104 WFM Newrkla Katharina AUT 2135 4.0
105 Johannsson Orn Leo ISL 1953 4.0
106 Palmqvist Fredrik SWE 2050 4.0
107 Thorhallsson Gylfi ISL 2141 4.0
108 WFM Frisk Ellinor SWE 2197 4.0
109 Halldorsson Bragi ISL 2180 4.0
110 Karason Askell O ISL 2235 4.0
111 Ornolfsson Magnus P. ISL 2169 4.0
112 Marentini Marcel SUI 2069 4.0
113 WCM Roberts Lynda WLS 1903 4.0
114 Isaksson Per SWE 2016 4.0
115 Mihajlov Sebastian NOR 2059 4.0
116 Ofstad Sigurd NOR 1985 4.0
117 Kleinert Juergen GER 1991 4.0
118 Maack Kjartan ISL 2136 4.0
119 Karlsson Mikael Johann ISL 1990 4.0
120 Doell Detlef GER 2044 4.0
121 Halldorsson Jon Arni ISL 2222 4.0
122 Palsson Halldor ISL 2078 4.0
123 Pretterhofer Kiaras AUT 1997 4.0
124 Hardarson Jon Trausti ISL 1853 4.0
125 Thorsteinsdottir Hallgerdur ISL 1960 4.0
126 Karlsson Robin SWE 1980 4.0
127 Ingvason Johann ISL 2148 4.0
128 Schadd Jan NED 0 4.0
129 Vigfusson Vigfus ISL 1985 4.0
130 Thorgeirsson Jon Kristinn ISL 1766 4.0
131 Frick Renato LIE 2075 4.0
132 Merkesvik Sondre NOR 1903 4.0
133 Murray Michael A. CAN 2017 4.0
134 Bjornes Leif NOR 1957 4.0
135 WIM Van Weersel Arlette NED 2211 3.5
136 FM Malmdin Nils-Ake SWE 2281 3.5
137 IM Bjarnason Saevar ISL 2133 3.5
138 Bergsson Stefan ISL 2180 3.5
139 Rodriguez Fonseca Jorge ESP 2009 3.5
140 Christiansen Johan-Sebastian NOR 2071 3.5
141 Van Heirzeele Daniel BEL 2125 3.5
142 Mihajlov Svetoslav NOR 2071 3.5
143 Newrkla Alexander AUT 1969 3.5
144 CM Herbold Manfred GER 2125 3.5
145 Leimeister Winfried GER 1909 3.5
146 Birgisson Ingvar Orn ISL 1953 3.5
147 Johannesson Oliver ISL 1988 3.5
148 Eliasson Kristjan Orn ISL 1873 3.5
149 Andreasen Jakup A.R. FAI 1992 3.5
150 Fivelstad Jon Olav NOR 1888 3.5
151 Kjartansson Dagur ISL 1623 3.5
152 Raddatz Michael GER 2075 3.5
Ghaderi Arman K NOR 1827 3.5
154 de Winter Eric NED 1823 3.5
155 Arntsen Frode NOR 1840 3.5
156 Mehringer Joerg GER 1908 3.5
157 Traustason Ingi Tandri ISL 1840 3.5
158 Meier Gerd GER 1949 3.5
159 Jensen Soren DEN 1909 3.0
160 Heerde Thomas GER 2053 3.0
161 Jonsson Olafur Gisli ISL 1870 3.0
162 Hyotyla Tapio SUI 1792 3.0
163 Haraldsson Leif SWE 2028 3.0
164 Egilsson Fridrik Orn ISL 0 3.0
165 Seim Fredrik NOR 1714 3.0
166 Hojgaard Brandur FAI 1734 3.0
167 Johannsdottir Johanna Bjorg ISL 1872 3.0
168 Jablon Stephen USA 1896 3.0
169 Knútsson Lárus ISL 2072 3.0
170 Masson Kjartan ISL 1856 3.0
171 Billot Daniel FRA 1731 3.0
172 Michel Steve NED 2008 3.0
Klug Christian GER 1894 3.0
174 Kruglyak Mikhail USA 0 3.0
175 Ingason Sigurdur ISL 1878 3.0
176 Stefansson Vignir Vatnar ISL 1652 3.0
177 Hisnay Gregory USA 0 3.0
178 Heimisson Hilmir Freyr ISL 1693 3.0
179 Hilmarsson Andri Steinn ISL 0 3.0
180 Gjertsen Petter NOR 0 3.0
181 Hauksdottir Hrund ISL 1671 3.0
182 Vignisson Ingvar Egill ISL 1542 3.0
183 Bjeglerud Jarle NOR 0 3.0
184 Leosson Atli Johann ISL 1736 3.0
185 Magnusdottir Veronika Steinun ISL 1557 3.0
186 WCM Orlova Yelizaveta CAN 1978 3.0
187 Ohlsson Mikael SWE 1811 3.0
188 Thorhallsson Simon ISL 1451 3.0
189 Ragnarsson Heimir Pall ISL 1354 3.0
190 Herda Christoph Dr. GER 1915 2.5
191 Jacobsen Trond NOR 1610 2.5
192 Gunnarsson Sigurdur Jon ISL 2000 2.5
193 Johansen Arnt-Ole NOR 1817 2.5
194 Maggason Oskar ISL 1903 2.5
195 Evenson Kent USA 0 2.5
196 Davidsdottir Nansy ISL 1479 2.5
197 Jonsson Gauti Pall ISL 1519 2.5
198 Petersson Baldur Teodor SWE 1575 2.5
199 Storesund Henrik NOR 1759 2.5
200 Sundsbo Sigve NOR 0 2.5
201 Kristinardottir Elsa Maria ISL 1747 2.5
202 Bauza Mercere Eduardo ARG 1809 2.5
203 Palsdottir Soley Lind ISL 1393 2.5
204 Einarsson Oskar Long ISL 1613 2.5
205 Bakkejord Odd Vidar NOR 0 2.5
206 Leifsson Thorsteinn ISL 1759 2.5
207 Birgisdottir Ingibjorg ISL 1783 2.0
208 Kolka Dawid ISL 1646 2.0
209 Pantzar Milton SWE 1693 2.0
210 Holm Fridgeir K ISL 1733 2.0
211 Ontiveros John ISL 1700 2.0
212 Ramtin Raman IRI 1661 2.0
213 Steinthorsson Felix ISL 1449 2.0
214 Petersen Jakob Alexander ISL 1370 2.0
215 Bragason Gudmundur Agnar ISL 0 2.0
216 Hrafnsson Hilmir ISL 1331 2.0
217 Smith Chris P ENG 0 2.0
218 Bakkes Frits NED 1750 2.0
219 Sigurdarson Alec Elias ISL 0 2.0
220 Laitamaa Tore Johan Melker NOR 0 2.0
221 Bue Gunnar NOR 1695 1.5
222 Johannesson Petur ISL 0 1.5
223 Kristbergsson Bjorgvin ISL 1197 1.5
224 Magnusson Thorsteinn ISL 0 1.5
225 Kolica Donika ISL 1251 1.0
226 Bodvarsson Bodvar ISL 0 1.0
227 Davidsson Oskar Vikingur ISL 0 0.0

 

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