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Reykjavík Open 2018

The GAMMA Reykjavík Open 2018, set for 6-14th March, will be a very special event as this edition will be dedicated to the chess king Bobby Fischer.

An Icelandic citizen in his last years, Robert James Fischer was born on March 9th 1943. That means he would have turned 75 years old during GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018.

His contributions to chess history will be celebrated during the tournament. Instead of the normal 10 rounds there will be nine rounds this year and a “free day” on March 9th. Then a special event with the support of the European Chess Union will be organized – a Fischer Random championship with excellent prices.

The tournament will dedicate other events to Fischer’s chess life in many different ways. There will be lectures, exhibitions and you will get the opportunity to visit the playing hall from 1972, his grave, his favorite restaurant and of course see the original chess board, which is usually kept in the Icelandic National Museum!

Reykjavik Open

The tournament will be held in Harpa, the 28.000 sqm. concert hall and conference center. A truly unique tournament hall – probably the best in the world!

Reykjavik Open has always a very strong field and there will no difference in 2018. In 2017 there were 266 players from 40 countries with 33 GM’s. Anish Giri was the winner of Reykjavik Open in 2017.

Top prizes in the Open are 5.000€, 2.000€, 1.250€, 800€, 600€. More information on the official website.

Among the currently registered players is Henrik Carlsen, father of World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

1. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2619
2. GM L Ami Erwin NED 2611
3. GM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2600
4. GM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2578
5. GM Gagare Shardul IND 2482
6. IM Bharathakoti Harsha IND 2445
7. IM Jensson Einar Hjalti ISL 2361
8. FM Sadhwani Raunak IND 2339
9. FM Þorsteinsson Þorsteinn ISL 2308
10. FM Lagerman Róbert ISL 2302
11. IM L Ami Alina ROU 2286
12. FM Seyb Dieter GER 2226
13. Moksh Amit Doshi Moksh Amit Doshi IND 2222
14. Thorvaldsson Jon ISL 2170
15. V S Raahul IND 2153
16. Adocchio Giampiero GER 2133
17. Kvamme John A NOR 2099
18. CM Coleman David J ENG 2093
19. Lunn Matthew ENG 2091
20. Ebner Johann AUT 2074
21. Ragnarsson Johann H ISL 2051
22. Carlsen Henrik NOR 2026
23. WIM Gagare Shalmali IND 2013
24. Magnússon Magnús ISL 2013
25. Haraldsson Haraldur ISL 2004
26. Pozimski Szymon POL 1987
27. Yu Henry USA 1952
28. Eiriksson Sigurdur ISL 1926
29. Kleinert Juergen GER 1918
30. Carr Jay USA 1842
31. Chouhan Sher Singh IND 1838
32. AIM Mandloi Mukesh IND 1812
33. Meier Gerd GER 1804
34. de Winter Eric NED 1775
35. Muhr Andreas AUT 1772
36. Densing Gerd GER 1768
37. Burrows Quinton CAN 1717
38. Eymundsson Eymundur ISL 1676
39. Henderson Jr SE USA 1640
40. Breen Anthony IRL 1631
41. Kvamme Ingrid Jodre NOR 1589
42. Amit Doshi Mahi IND 1550
43. Jonasson Hordur ISL 1508
44. Sigurvaldason Hjálmar Hrafn ISL 1488
45. Hynes Thomas ENG 1330
46. Brossard Daniel CAN 0
47. Foy Jeffrey ENG 0
48. Pasechniy Sergey RUS 0
49. Þorgrímsson Einar Björn ISL 0

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