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The real action begins at Reykjavik

The third round of the Reykjavik Open started with some interesting pairings. The ratings differences were still big, but the lower rated players were really looking for their chance to get a GM scalp.

The fact that two rounds were played on the same day increased the probability of upsets taking place. Even the strongest Grandmasters of the world get tired and may commit blunders under the pressure.

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David Navara, who arrived to Iceland as the third seed, drew another game against a weaker opponent. This time it was Icelandic GM Fridrik Olafsson who held the strong Czech Grandmaster.

Furthermore, it was Olafsson the one who could have kept playing for a win in the final position. Navara will need to show top class in the next rounds because he cannot keep giving points away if he wants to win the event.

Another strong player who got in trouble was GM Ivan Sokolov. The experienced Dutch decided to take a bye on today’s morning round, probably to save some energy. However, he fell into a difficult defensive position against American FM Adarsh Yarakumar, who grabbed strong activity with his pieces and took the full point.

Olafsson - Navara

Scottish IM Andrew Muir (2313), who earlier signed a quick point against Egyptian GM Bassem Amin (2631), obtained another very important victory against French GM Sebastian Maze (2556) in a very complicated tactical fight.

Icelandic National Champion Throstur Thorhallsson drew against Chinese Bu Xiangzhi on the 7th board.

The direct clashes between candidates to take the top prizes start tomorrow. GM Bartosz Socko faces GM Anish Giri on the first board; GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave will have the white pieces against GM Erwin L’Ami; and Bulgarian GM Ivan Cheparinov will play against GM Vladimir Baklan.

Anish Giri

Standings after 3 rounds:

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

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