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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Erwin L'Ami8.5/10(+8 -1 =1)[view games]
Pavel Eljanov8/10(+6 -0 =4)[view games]
Hrant Melkumyan7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Henrik Danielsen7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[view games]
Daniel Naroditsky7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Nils Grandelius7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Eric Hansen7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Sahaj Grover7/10(+4 -0 =6)[view games]
Sebastien Maze7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Hannes Stefansson7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh7/10(+4 -0 =6)[view games]
Jean-Pierre Le Roux7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Oliver Johannesson7/10(+7 -3 =0)[view games]
Axel Rombaldoni7/10(+7 -3 =0)[view games]
Gao Rui7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Jonas Rosner7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Yaacov Norowitz7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Fabien Libiszewski7/8(+6 -0 =2)[view games]
Sergei Movsesian7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Artur Yusupov7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Gawain Jones7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
Pouya Idani7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
Abhijeet Gupta7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Justin Sarkar7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Throstur Thorhallsson6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[view games]
Shiqun Ni6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[view games]
(271 players total; 243 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 929  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A S Wahedi vs Karl-Johan Rist  1-037 2015 Reykjavik OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
2. Thai Dai Van Nguyen vs M Kruglyak  1-027 2015 Reykjavik OpenB10 Caro-Kann
3. E De Winter vs D Cummings  ½-½63 2015 Reykjavik OpenE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
4. D Ragnarsson vs D Opasiak  1-042 2015 Reykjavik OpenA35 English, Symmetrical
5. Ruddy T Sibiya vs A Vuilleumier  ½-½72 2015 Reykjavik OpenA21 English
6. K Gulamali vs B Hojgaard  1-035 2015 Reykjavik OpenC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. L Roser vs J S Christiansen  0-126 2015 Reykjavik OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. G Welling vs Agnar T Moller  1-028 2015 Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
9. T Hansen vs S Khademalsharieh  0-138 2015 Reykjavik OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
10. J Ontiveros vs R Loos  0-139 2015 Reykjavik OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Tobias Lang Nilsen vs D Bisby  0-133 2015 Reykjavik OpenB32 Sicilian
12. G Gislason vs D Kjartansson  1-071 2015 Reykjavik OpenA36 English
13. Elmar Fjallheim vs J Kochetkova  0-142 2015 Reykjavik OpenB07 Pirc
14. S Tjomsland vs H Hauksdottir  1-023 2015 Reykjavik OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. Bartosz Miszkielo vs N Maisuradze  0-121 2015 Reykjavik OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. Z Mamedjarova vs Maksymilian Bogut  1-033 2015 Reykjavik OpenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. F K Holm vs B Haldorsen  0-132 2015 Reykjavik OpenA05 Reti Opening
18. S Mihajlov vs Hans K Gaarder  1-031 2015 Reykjavik OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
19. W Olsen vs Shiqun Ni  0-131 2015 Reykjavik OpenA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
20. Claude Burgisser vs T K Antal  0-117 2015 Reykjavik OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. D Arngrimsson vs J G Nicholson  1-013 2015 Reykjavik OpenD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. F Stuhr vs Z Abdumalik  0-130 2015 Reykjavik OpenC02 French, Advance
23. M Esserman vs G Meier  1-029 2015 Reykjavik OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Otto Milvang vs T Thorhallsson  0-129 2015 Reykjavik OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
25. B Thorfinnsson vs D Nordquelle  1-025 2015 Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 929  PGN Download
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  Penguincw: And Hansen has drawn the 3rd seed Eljanov. Eljanov was under mild time pressure, but a 3-fold repetition secured the draw. Huge result for Hansen, as he proves he can play any type of opposition. Prior to facing the 1st and 3rd seeds, the average rating of his opponents was 2349!

Not only it is a huge result for Hansen, but it's a big one for L'Ami as well. If he at least draws Melkumyan, he will clinch at least a share of first; a win would secure first. In his game, he is up a pawn in a rook and queen endgame. His opponent also has 2 minutes to play 6 moves.

Mar-17-15  haydn20: That olde wisdom--when outplayed complicate--saves Mosesian. He gives Black a choice between a reasonable move and a winning move, and Black misses the winning 26...Kxe7.
Mar-17-15  haydn20: I am reminded that one thing (aside from lack of ability and/or laziness) that kept me down was failing to win won games.
Mar-17-15  jphamlore: Granda Zuniga fails to attend to King safety, especially with White's bishops pointed kingside, and pays the price for it in a near-miniature:

F Libiszewski vs Granda Zuniga, 2015

Mar-17-15  haydn20: Looks like Melkumian has set up the needed fortress and his Q+R can keep White's K from activating, so: 1/2-1/2.
Mar-17-15  haydn20: <jphamlore> So far, Libiszewski is winning (my) overachiever award.
Mar-17-15  Manders: Congratulations to Erwin L'ami for winning the tournament with a round to go , a monumental result for him.
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  Penguincw: L'Ami has clinched the tournament, but there are 9 players with 7, and 20 half a point back, so the rest of the standings is still uncertain.

Eric Hansen (Canada) gets white against Daniel Naroditsky (United States) tomorrow (I feared Hansen would have to face L'Ami).

Mar-17-15  haydn20: In l'Ami-Melkumyan, Stockfish suggests that any reasonable king move: g6,f8 or e8 draws. Instead, Black plays 65...Qe7??, expecting 66. Qxe7 =, but running into the in-between 66. Rf5+! winning. L'Ami is sure playing nice chess.
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  PhilFeeley: A well-deserved win by L'Ami. He just never quit.
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  PhilFeeley: Wouldn't it be great if L'ami beats Eljanov today?
Mar-18-15  SimonWebbsTiger: @<PhilFeeley>

Such a shame he drew one. Could have been huge had he gone 100% in the city of Fischer's greatest victory and (almost) his last resting place, ie. thinking of the 6-0 scores and that 63/64 US Chp.

Mar-18-15  SimonWebbsTiger: I have, once again, enjoyed the live commentary from Iceland. I think Ingvar and Fiona have done a good job trying to cover as many boards as possible, providing their thoughts (chess and humour), and also interviewing the players post-game. Also nice with Ian Rogers popping in from time to time.
Mar-18-15  Kanatahodets: Shame, shame, shame. The tournament website is atrocious - the results for 2015 are in fact for 2014! Real results page is also a shame - third of the table is blocked by RBC advertising. Finally this CG page is a shame too - I even don't want to comment on the results. For tournament organizers - it costs nothing to maintain news - give me this task and I will find 10 grad students each of whom will do that.
Mar-18-15  Kanatahodets: Each time I should refer to for real updates and clear exact information. If chessbomb can do that why not 1. tournament organizers? 2. Anyway, Shakh played strange opening and is losing very early. Abdumalik is on rise - she may get 2400 easily.
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  Penguincw: Looks like Navara could suffer his 2nd white loss to a <2602 this tournament.
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  Penguincw: Navara has fallen, but more black wins could be coming. Eljanov is much better against L'Ami (-4.11) and Libiszewski is looking to take down Jones (has a queen vs. rook and bishop with pawns on both sides of the board). Just scrolling down further, I noticed there are a lot of black upsets. Perhaps the white players are going all in and failing.

Luckily, Eric Hansen won't be a victim today, as he's already drawn Naroditsky.

Mar-18-15  siggemannen: <Kanatahodets>, try adblock (not adblock plus) for your web browser. I don't see any ads at all on chess-results :)
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  PhilFeeley: <third of the table is blocked by RBC advertising.> This is often a problem there. Click on the "Show tournament details" link and that should remove the ad from the crosstable.
Mar-18-15  Kanatahodets: <PhilFeeley: <third of the table is blocked by RBC advertising.> This is often a problem there. Click on the "Show tournament details" link and that should remove the ad from the crosstable.> thank you; it works. Abdukalik did well - 2400+ For her age it's an achievement. Otherwise I don't see if any IM fulfilled GM norm.
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  PhilFeeley: <I don't see if any IM fulfilled GM norm.> What were the norms? There were so many GMs here that it was difficult for any IMs to complete a norm. The only ones I could see were possibly Norowitz, Sarkar and Khademalsharieh, all with 7/10. The others with 7 probably didn't play enough GMs yet.

This was a tough event. Navara lost his last round game and ended with 6.5/10, good enough for 32nd!

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  eternaloptimist: Congrats to GM L'Ami for winning this strong Open tourney! It's also good to see that my fellow American (GM Naroditsky) had a good tourney & didn't suffer a single defeat. He's a solid player that's really improved over the last few years!
Mar-25-15  kummatmebro: Omg l'ami won

Carlsen better eatch his back or l'amis gonna get him!!!

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  whiteshark: <kummatmebro> That's what I've been saying for years.
Apr-20-15  avenant69: The player in this tournament called Gudmundur Sigurjonsson is not the well known GM, but a much younger namsake, born in 1967. The older player stopped tournament play at least 10 years ago.
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