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Reykjavik Open 2010

Grandmasters Sokolov, Kuzubov, Gupta and Stefansson shared the first place


The traditional Reykjavik Open chess tournament was held on 24th February – 3rd March, with 104 players taking participation. GM Ivan Sokolov bounced back after the loss in the eighth round and won a beautiful game versus IM Alex Lenderman, which propelled him to the shared first place. GM Yuriy Kuzubov also scored with white pieces, against GM Aloyzas Kveinys, and joined Sokolov on the top. Abhijeet Gupta and Hannes Stefansson were already sealed with 7.0 points after a quick nine-moves draw on the top table.

GM Baklan, GM Ehlvest and IM Jorge Cori surged ahead and finished half a point behind the winning-four. IM Cori also earned a huge 20 rating points.

Round 9 top results:
GM Stefansson Hannes – GM Gupta Abhijeet ½ – ½
GM Shulman Yuri – GM Dreev Alexey ½ – ½
GM Sokolov Ivan – IM Lenderman Alex 1 – 0
GM Kuzubov Yuriy – GM Kveinys Aloyzas 1 – 0
GM Baklan Vladimir – IM Grandelius Nils 1 – 0
IM Nyzhnyk Illya – GM Ehlvest Jaan 0 – 1
IM Cori Jorge – GM Nataf Igor-Alexandre 1 – 0
IM Harika Dronavalli – GM Miezis Normunds ½ – ½
GM Maze Sebastien – IM Thorfinnsson Bragi ½ – ½
GM Romanishin Oleg – IM Ansell Simon T ½ – ½
WIM Cori T Deysi – GM Danielsen Henrik 0 – 1
Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn – GM Galego Luis 0 – 1

Final standings:
1-4. GM Sokolov Ivan BIH 2649, GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2634, GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2577 and GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2574 – 7.0
5-9. GM Baklan Vladimir UKR 2654, IM Cori Jorge PER 2483, GM Dreev Alexey RUS 2650, GM Ehlvest Jaan USA 2600 and GM Shulman Yuri USA 2624 – 6.5
10-16. IM Harika Dronavalli IND 2471, GM Danielsen Henrik ISL 2495, GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2533, IM Lenderman Alex USA 2560, GM Ivanov Mikhail M RUS 2465, GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2536 and GM Galego Luis POR 2487 – 6.0 etc

Round 8 report

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