The Icelandic Individual Chess Championship 2014 will be held from 23rd May to 1st June, 2014 in the city of Kopavogur, Iceland.
The tournament is organized by the Icelandic Chess Federation and Breidablik Chess Club and will be played in a 10 player round-robin format with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per player starting from move 1.
It will be the strongest Icelandic Chess Championship ever, consisting of 7 GMs (the highest number of Grandmasters so far is 5) with an average rating 2478.
In case the first place is shared by two or more players, there will be a playoff.
Tournament Director is IO Gunnar Bjornsson, Chief Arbiter is IA Rikhardur Sveinsson. Top seed is GM Hannes Stefánsson – 12-time (!) Icelandic champion for men. GM Helgi Gretarsson – World Junior Champion since 1994 is back to play the Icelandic Championship after a 10 year break.
List of participants:
1 GM Stefánsson Hannes H ISL (2548) Víkingaklúbburinn
2 GM Steingrímsson Héðinn ISL (2537) Fjölnir
3 GM Grétarsson Hjörvar ISL (2530) Víkingaklúbburinn
4 GM Kristjánsson Stefán ISL (2494) Huginn
5 GM Danielsen Henrik ISL (2483) TV
6 GM Grétarsson Helgi Áss ISL (2462) Huginn
7 IM Þorfinnsson Bragi ISL (2459) TB
8 IM Kjartansson Guðmundur ISL (2439) TR
9 GM Þórhallsson Þröstur ISL (2437) Huginn
10 IM Þorfinnsson Björn ISL (2389) Víkingaklúbburinn