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Arinbjorn Gudmundsson
  
Number of games in database: 33
Years covered: 1957 to 1964
Overall record: +5 -12 =16 (39.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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ARINBJORN GUDMUNDSSON
(born May-22-1932, died 2014, 82 years old) Iceland (federation/nationality Australia)

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He has kibitzed at this site as User: Gudmundsson.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 33  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Gudmundsson vs I Asmundsson  ½-½171957ReykjavikE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
2. A Gudmundsson vs L Hallstrom  0-127195813th olm qual. group 2D02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Kraidman vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½55195813th olm qual. group 2E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
4. M Farre vs A Gudmundsson 1-026195813th olm qual. group 2B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. B E Horberg vs A Gudmundsson  0-165195813th olm final BE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. A Gudmundsson vs S Smiltiner  ½-½14195813th olm final BA17 English
7. A Gudmundsson vs G Noradounghian  ½-½38195813th olm final BA17 English
8. Eigil Pedersen vs A Gudmundsson  1-041195813th olm final BB56 Sicilian
9. J Kostro vs A Gudmundsson  1-028195813th olm final BB56 Sicilian
10. A Gudmundsson vs H Kramer  ½-½17195813th olm final BA47 Queen's Indian
11. G Forintos vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½54195813th olm final BE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
12. H Koskinen vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½19195813th olm final BB30 Sicilian
13. A Gudmundsson vs Fischer 0-1271960ReykjavikD95 Grunfeld
14. Szabo vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½491960Leipzig ol (Men) qual-CE12 Queen's Indian
15. M Aaron vs A Gudmundsson  0-1521960Leipzig ol (Men) fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
16. Robatsch vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½441960Leipzig ol (Men) fin-BB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
17. A Gudmundsson vs Z Nilsson  1-0291960Leipzig ol (Men) fin-BA43 Old Benoni
18. A Gudmundsson vs Pachman ½-½411962Varna ol (Men) qual-CE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. A Gudmundsson vs A Matanovic  ½-½281962Varna ol (Men) qual-CA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. A Gudmundsson vs K Skold  ½-½241962Varna ol (Men) fin-BA04 Reti Opening
21. I Asmundsson vs A Gudmundsson ½-½401964ReykjavikB07 Pirc
22. A Gudmundsson vs S Johannessen  0-1251964ReykjavikD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. I Johannsson vs A Gudmundsson  1-0281964ReykjavikB56 Sicilian
24. A Gudmundsson vs M Solmundarson  ½-½231964ReykjavikE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
25. Gligoric vs A Gudmundsson  1-0491964ReykjavikB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-04-06  irir: Game 1 is mistaken ID Arinbjorn (Arnold) Gudmundsson was born 22/05/1932. I'm not sure about the games in 1982 & 1984 either. I'll ask him when I see him next. Arnold is a retired member of the Logan City Chess Club and still occassionally pops in. In his hay day Arnold represented Iceland in the 1956, 1958,1960 & 1962 Olypiads and competed at Reykjavik in 1953, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1964 & 1969. He was good enough to be an IM or even a GM, but never sought a title. He resigned fron the Iceland Team and Immigrated to Australia.
Jun-21-12
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  Benzol: Arinbjorn Gudmundsson has kibitzed at this site as User: Gudmundsson

He has also played the legendary Bobby Fischer in a game that made it into the latters' "My 60 Memorable Games".

Please note that I have submitted a correction slip regarding the 1962 Jon Gudmundsson - Stoltz game which apparently has both players incorrectly named.

Jun-21-12
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  Calli: <Benzol> Game 1 here against Duchamp is Jon Gundmundsson. Was a correction slip submitted in 2006 by irir? :-)
Jun-21-12
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  Benzol: <Calli> I don't know if <irir> has submitted a correction slip but I don't think it would hurt if another was submitted. Would you do the honours?
Jun-22-12
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  Calli: Ok - There are also more games for this player at Olimpbase.
Jun-22-12
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  Benzol: Thanks <Calli>
Aug-27-14  avenant69: Born in Iceland on 22 May 1932, emigrating to australia in 1970, Arinbj÷rn Gu­mundsson passed away there about a month ago (exact date is not given), source mbl.is
Jan-12-16
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Nice obituary in Icelandic, which is easy to translate online http://hrokurinn.is/andlat-arinbjor...

Arinbj÷rn Gu­mundsson was married to Ragnhei­ur BryndÝs Jonsdˇttir, and they had two children, daughter Kristjana Arinbj÷rnsdˇttir (b. 1961) and Gu­mundur Arinbj÷rnsson (b. 1962). They moved to Australia in 1970.

Note that the last name in Icelandic is not a surname but usually a patronymic (occasionally matronymic). But after he moved to Australia, he deferred to the Western customs and used the patronymic as surnames. E.g. on this site he called himself "Gudmundsson", and in conversation referred to his old chess colleagues as "Palmason" and "Ëlafsson", although in Iceland they would be referred to by their given names first, Gu­mundur and Fri­rik (Gudmundur Palmason, Fridrik Olafsson). Arinbj÷rn usually went by the name "Arnold" in Brisbane.

I think he would easily have been an IM under today's conditions. He often came to my old club, the Logan City Chess Club, and was an interesting conversationalist.

Jan-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jonathan Sarfati: Nice obituary in Icelandic, with good pics as wellŚit is easy to translate online http://hrokurinn.is/andlat-arinbjor.... Arinbj÷rn Gu­mundsson was married to Ragnhei­ur BryndÝs Jonsdˇttir, and they had two children, daughter Kristjana Arinbj÷rnsdˇttir (b. 1961) and Gu­mundur Arinbj÷rnsson (b. 1962). They moved to Australia in 1970.

Note that the last name in Icelandic is not a surname but usually a patronymic (occasionally matronymic). That's why his own parents also had different last names, Gu­mundur Bj÷rnsson and Gu­munda ┴g˙stsdˇttir.

But after he moved to Australia, he deferred to the Western customs and used the patronymic as surnames. E.g. on this site he called himself "Gudmundsson", and in conversation referred to his old chess colleagues as "Palmason" and "Ëlafsson", although in Iceland they would be referred to by their given names, Gu­mundur and Fri­rik (Gudmundur Palmason, Fridrik Olafsson). Arinbj÷rn usually went by the name "Arnold" in Brisbane.

I think he would easily have been an IM under today's conditions. He often came to my old club, the Logan City Chess Club, and was an interesting conversationalist.

May-22-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Arinbjorn Gudmundsson.
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