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Reykjavik Open 2015

The 30th Reykjavik Open will take place on 10-18th March, 2015, at the familiar venue – the Harpa Conference Hall.

The 2015 event falls on the same year as the 80th birthday of the legendary Icelandic Grandmaster and former FIDE President Fridrik Olafsson, who even played in the tournament two years ago.

The organizers are hopeful to see further growth of the Reykjavik Open after having a record number of 255 participants from 35 countries in the previous event.

The tournament will be a 10-round Swiss with double-round on the second day to provide better chances for norm seekers. Top prize is 5000 EUR.

Harpa - the playing venue of Reykjavik Open

Harpa – the playing venue of Reykjavik Open

As every year the Reykjavik Open will offer attractive special events. The most popular is The Golden Circle tour, while other events are GM Lectures, Blitz Tournament, Football Match and the Pub Quiz.

Already registered are Grandmasters Granda Zuniga Julio PER 2674, Jones Gawain ENG 2664, Van Kampen Robin NED 2637, L’Ami Erwin NED 2630 and Jussupow Artur GER 2581.

For more information visit the official website or e-mail

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