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Throstur Thorhallsson
Number of games in database: 333
Years covered: 1984 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2411 (2488 rapid, 2521 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2489
Overall record: +113 -112 =107 (50.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (70) 
    B22 B90 B32 B56 B30
 French Defense (19) 
    C11 C15 C10 C17 C12
 Scotch Game (15) 
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B90 B96 B99 B97 B93
 Giuoco Piano (12) 
    C53 C50 C54
 French (11) 
    C11 C10 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B32 B50 B67 B23 B57
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (23) 
    D27 D20 D23 D21 D26
 French Defense (18) 
    C11 C14 C13 C10 C02
 Semi-Slav (17) 
    D43 D45 D44 D46 D48
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (17) 
    B67 B62 B61 B63 B64
 Scandinavian (15) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Thorhallsson vs G Burgess, 1997 1-0
   Carlsen vs T Thorhallsson, 2001 1/2-1/2
   A Novita vs T Thorhallsson, 2006 0-1
   T Thorhallsson vs Blatny, 1986 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

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(born Mar-19-1969, 47 years old) Iceland

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Ţröstur Ţórhallsson. Grandmaster, Icelandic champion in 2012.

Wikipedia article: Throstur Thorhallsson

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 333  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. L Shamkovich vs T Thorhallsson  1-028 1984 It (open)A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
2. T Bjornsson vs T Thorhallsson  0-136 1984 It (open)C50 Giuoco Piano
3. Anand vs T Thorhallsson  1-039 1986 GausdalB57 Sicilian
4. T Thorhallsson vs Blatny  ½-½31 1986 GausdalC56 Two Knights
5. Blatny vs T Thorhallsson  1-040 1986 GausdalB01 Scandinavian
6. W Arencibia vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½61 1986 Wch U20D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. T Thorhallsson vs Fedorowicz  0-124 1987 London Lloyds (10)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. Ivanchuk vs T Thorhallsson  1-037 1987 Baguio CityD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. T Thorhallsson vs Hertneck  0-148 1987 Gausdal IntC10 French
10. T Thorhallsson vs Flear 1-061 1987 London (England)C54 Giuoco Piano
11. Anand vs T Thorhallsson  1-043 1987 LondonC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
12. T Thorhallsson vs Blatny  0-156 1987 Baguio CityC60 Ruy Lopez
13. T Thorhallsson vs Van Wely  ½-½32 1988 EU-chJ U20 ArnhemB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. T Thorhallsson vs L Christiansen  1-037 1988 Reykjavik opB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
15. Kotronias vs T Thorhallsson  1-061 1988 It ( shv. )B01 Scandinavian
16. T Thorhallsson vs Polugaevsky  0-147 1988 It (open)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. T Thorhallsson vs L Christiansen  1-051 1988 It (open)B40 Sicilian
18. Adams vs T Thorhallsson 1-023 1988 EU-chJ U20 ArnhemB01 Scandinavian
19. T Thorhallsson vs Polugaevsky 1-018 1988 It (open)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. T Thorhallsson vs Browne  ½-½65 1988 It (open)A04 Reti Opening
21. T Thorhallsson vs Browne 1-051 1988 It ( shv. )B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
22. Petursson vs T Thorhallsson  0-149 1988 Reykjavik cqA13 English
23. Gelfand vs T Thorhallsson  0-148 1989 EU-ch U21D49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
24. T Thorhallsson vs Petursson  1-035 1989 IcelandB25 Sicilian, Closed
25. Petursson vs T Thorhallsson  1-070 1990 ReykjavikD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-04-06  karlth: Born in 1969. One of only two Grandmasters from the second wave of Icelandic chess players that emerged after Hjartason, Peturson, Olafsson and Arnason in the late 80s and early 90s.

Real estate broker by profession.

Jan-09-06  atripodi: <Real estate broker by profession.> Gotta be a tough gig in Iceland.
Jan-13-06  karlth: Well considering that house prices have about doubled in the last 3 years it is quite lucrative at the moment. :)
Jan-13-06  PivotalAnorak: <karlth> Thorhallsson is "one of only two grandmasters...", who's the other one ? Thanx in advance.
Jan-13-06  karlth: Helgi Gretarsson. World Junior Chess Champion 1994.

I don't know how much it affected things but a few decades ago the Icelandic Government decided to pay every GM a teacher's salary for his title alone.

Quite a unique boost for chess but then again it has sometimes been called the national sport.

Jan-13-06  karlth: Perhaps I should add the GMs have to be active to recieve their pay.

Anyway a few weeks ago Thorhallson "donated" the rights to his salary to a recently immigrated GM.

A very generous gesture from a very nice chap.

Jan-13-06  PivotalAnorak: <karlth> thanks for these interesting informations. Cheers !
Mar-03-06  blingice:

The Scandinavian doesn't seem to work well for this man. Possibly regional pride keeps him coming back...

Sep-22-10  lentil: <blingice> -8 +6 overall is not a bad record as black. Also consider that he lost his first 6 (recorded) games with this opening, so since then he is -2 +6. Not so bad at all.
Mar-10-11  vonKrolock: Ţröstur Ţórhallsson
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  Tabanus: I believe he is underrated simply because of playing mostly in Iceland. He defeated Gustafsson today:

[Event "Reykjavik Open"]
[Date "2011.03.10"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Thorhallsson, Throstur"]
[Black "Gustafsson, Jan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2387"]
[BlackElo "2647"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O d6 5. c3 Nf6 6. d4 Bb6 7. dxe5 Nxe5 8. Nxe5 dxe5 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. Nd2 Ke7 11. b3 Bc5 12. Nf3 Nxe4 13. Nxe5 Be6 14. Bxe6 Kxe6 15. Nd3 Bb6 16. Re1 f5 17. Be3 Rhd8 18. Rad1 Kf6 19. c4 Nc3 20. Rd2 Ne4 21. Rdd1 Bxe3 22. Rxe3 Nc5 23. Kf1 Rd4 24. Nb2 Rad8 25. Rxd4 Rxd4 26. f3 a5 27. Ke1 Rh4 28. h3 Rd4 29. Rc3 h5 30. Ke2 g5 31. g3 h4 32. g4 Ke5 33. a3 Kf4 34. b4 axb4 35. axb4 Nd7 36. Nd3+ Kg3 37. gxf5 Nf6 38. f4 Ne4 39. Ra3 Rxc4 40. fxg5 Kxh3 41. f6 Rc2+ 42. Kd1 Rd2+ 43. Ke1 1-0

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  whiteshark: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

<GM Throstur Thorhallsson was crowned <the Icelandic Champion 2012 in chess>> after beating IM Bragi Thorfinnsson in an extraordinarily close and exciting match.

Thorhallsson and Thorfinnsson were joint winners of the Icelandic Chess Champion in April this year, the strongest Icelandic Championship so far during this century. They first played a four-game match, which ended 2-2 (one victory each and two draws) last Monday.


Feb-26-13  BIDMONFA: Throstur Thorhallsson


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