The strongest Icelandic Chess Championship in history is taking place from 14-24th May, 2015, in Reykjavik (Harpa) Iceland.
8 GMs and 7 former previous winners of the Championship will be vying in a 12-player round-robin tournament with an average Elo rating of 2461 and tempo of play 90’/ 40 + 30′ + 30″.
A comeback of GM Johann Hjartarson (first appearance in Championship for 18 years) and GM Jón L. Árnason (first appearance in ICC for 24 years!!) should make this tournament extremely interesting!
Participants: GM Stefansson Hannes 2590, GM Hjartarson Johann 2566, GM Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn 2561, GM Steingrimsson Hedinn 2532, GM Danielsen Henrik 2520, GM Arnason Jon L 2499, IM Kjartansson Gudmundur 2474, IM Thorfinnsson Bragi 2416, IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn 2407, FM Jensson Einar Hjalti 2359, FM Sigfusson Sigurdur 2319 and WGM Ptacnikova Lenka 2284.