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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Gudmundur Sigurjonsson2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]
Erwin L'Ami8.5/10(+8 -1 =1)[games]
Pavel Eljanov8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Fabien Libiszewski8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Daniel Naroditsky7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Hrant Melkumyan7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Eric Hansen7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Hannes Hlifar Stefansson7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Henrik Danielsen7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Artur Yusupov7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Nils Grandelius7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Gao Rui7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Gawain Jones7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Sebastien Maze7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Yaacov Norowitz7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Sahaj Grover7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Pouya Idani7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Matthieu Cornette7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Jean-Pierre Le Roux7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Axel Rombaldoni7/10(+7 -3 =0)[games]
Sergei Movsesian7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Justin Sarkar7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
* (271 players total; 242 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (2015)

Played in Reykjavik, Iceland 10-18 March 2015. Crosstable: http://chess-results.com/tnr143563....

Previous: Reykjavik Open (2014). Next: Reykjavik Open (2016).

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 408  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A S Hagen vs Lars Johansen  1-0292015Reykjavik OpenA20 English
2. P Hitzler vs K E Steingrimsson  1-0432015Reykjavik OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. S Mihajlov vs Hans K Gaarder  1-0312015Reykjavik OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
4. Z Mamedjarova vs Maksymilian Bogut  1-0332015Reykjavik OpenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. S Tjomsland vs H Hauksdottir  1-0232015Reykjavik OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
6. A S Wahedi vs Karl-Johan Rist  1-0372015Reykjavik OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
7. M Wahlbom vs Oystein Edvardsen  1-0382015Reykjavik OpenB32 Sicilian
8. Hans M Niemann vs Ralph P Palmeri  1-0402015Reykjavik OpenA43 Old Benoni
9. V Poley vs Torge Ugland  1-0512015Reykjavik OpenA06 Reti Opening
10. G Gislason vs D Kjartansson  1-0712015Reykjavik OpenA36 English
11. Jonas Rosner vs B Sigurdsson 1-0322015Reykjavik OpenC18 French, Winawer
12. S Soors vs B H Birkisson  1-0602015Reykjavik OpenC48 Four Knights
13. B Thorfinnsson vs D Andersen  1-0372015Reykjavik OpenA56 Benoni Defense
14. E H Jensson vs Sigurjon Haraldsson  1-0512015Reykjavik OpenA26 English
15. L O Hauge vs F Borg  1-0192015Reykjavik OpenC41 Philidor Defense
16. D Arngrimsson vs J G Nicholson  1-0132015Reykjavik OpenD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. G Welling vs Agnar T Moller  1-0282015Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
18. K Gulamali vs B Hojgaard  1-0352015Reykjavik OpenC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. D Ragnarsson vs D Opasiak  1-0422015Reykjavik OpenA35 English, Symmetrical
20. P Haugli vs Arni Thoroddsen  1-0292015Reykjavik OpenA58 Benko Gambit
21. A Barthel vs H Halldorsson  1-0512015Reykjavik OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
22. O Johannesson vs H Jonasson  1-0262015Reykjavik OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. A Gonzalez Pruneda vs Arnar Heidarsson 1-092015Reykjavik OpenC44 King's Pawn Game
24. E Thorsteinsson vs Birgir Orn Steingrimsson  1-0602015Reykjavik OpenC66 Ruy Lopez
25. T Gulbrandsen vs Olafur Orn Olafsson 1-0362015Reykjavik OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 408  PGN Download
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Mar-17-15
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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.
Mar-17-15
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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.
Mar-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: A well-deserved win by L'Ami. He just never quit.
Mar-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 http://www.reykjavikopen.com/results/ is atrocious - the results for 2015 are in fact for 2014! Real results page http://chess-results.com/tnr143563.... 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 chessbomb.com for real updates and clear exact information. If chessbomb can do that why not 1. tournament organizers? 2. chessgames.com? Anyway, Shakh played strange opening and is losing very early. Abdumalik is on rise - she may get 2400 easily.
Mar-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Looks like Navara could suffer his 2nd white loss to a <2602 this tournament.
Mar-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 :)
Mar-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Mar-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Mar-21-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!!!

Mar-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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