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Aurora
Member since Nov-23-06 · Last seen Nov-01-17
I'm a single mom, green homesteader, veteran researcher and blogger living in rural eastern Iceland.

I'm quite experienced at starting with little to accomplish much, as has my family going back seven generations.

I sometimes joke about my family having been pioneers in farm stay tourism in Iceland. Only, we never charged anyone for anything, which might explain why we never became rich!

Particular interests: eating green stuff, watering plants, playing with dolls, napping.

Live life to the fullest.
Enjoy what makes you happy.
Root for the underdog.
Cherish your time here.
Always say "thank you."
Tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. Never give up.
Let your words be kind.
Never go down without a fight.
Stand up for what you believe in.
Sleep when you're tired.
Make amends.

For those who like to watch earthquakes: http://www.iris.edu/seismon/

Oft er lítiđ um svör, ţegar stórt er spurt!

<33rd Reykjavik Open (2018)> The dates for 2018 will be <the 6th till the 14th of March!> Start planning your 2018 Reykjavik vacation now! http://www.reykjavikopen.com/

Reykjavik Open (2004) ; XXII Reykjavik Open (2006) ; Reykjavik Open (2008) ; Reykjavik Open (2009) ; Reykjavik Open (2010) ; Reykjavik Open (2011) ; Reykjavik Open (2012) ; Reykjavik Open (2013) ; Reykjavik Open (2014) ; Reykjavik Open (2015) ; Reykjavik Open (2016) ; Reykjavik Open (2017) ;

Historic Icelandic Tournaments:

Reykjavik (1964)

Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972)

Spassky - Hort Candidates Quarterfinal (1977)

Vestmannaeyjar (1985)

Chess in Iceland: http://skaksamband.is/

>> Click here to see Aurora's game collections.

   Aurora has kibitzed 310 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-01-17 Spassky vs Hort, 1977
 
Aurora: French chess journalist <Dominique Primel>, chessbase
 
   Sep-01-17 Hort vs Spassky, 1977
 
Aurora: SPASSKY was operated urgently after the 13th round following a crisis of acute appendicitis.
 
   Aug-11-17 Jon T Thor
 
Aurora: it < Jón Ţ. Ţór | <Jon Th. Thor >> even for FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml... http://skak.blog.is/blog/skak/entry...
 
   Aug-02-17 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
 
Aurora: Greetings from Vulcano Island! 1. So 2. Vachier-Lagrave 2. Caruana 4. Nepomniachtchi 4. Karjakin 4. Aronian 7. Carlsen 7. Svidler 7. Nakamura 7. Anand
 
   Jul-03-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
Aurora: https://assets.goodstatic.com/s3/ma...
 
   Apr-26-17 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Aurora: Hello <chessgames.com>, The <32nd Reykjavik Open (2017)> ends tomorrow. It's a 10-round Swiss tournament taking place in the Harpa Concert Hall in the Icelandic capital from 19-27 April 2017. The event gathers together 266 players, including 2700 players Giri, Andreikin ...
 
   Dec-25-16 Aurora chessforum
 
Aurora: <Your premium membership will expire in 0 days.> Time to say good bye ... Thanks to Santa for an exciting year with premium. We may see us (again) at lostemperor's prediction contest, in Reykjavik during the <32nd Reykjavik Open (2017)> http://www.reykjavikopen.com/ or ...
 
   Dec-23-16 Santa Claus (replies)
 
Aurora: Dear Santa, Iceland has not been dubbed <the land of volcanoes> for no reason: we have the world's highest number of volcanos per capita. Unsurprisingly, we get to experience deadly eruptions every now and then. Today, one of the most dangerous volcanoes - HEKLA - is ready to
 
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
Aurora: Turning point of the match coming soon...
 
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
Aurora: Heroic feat. Now go ad get the next game, <Sergey>!
 
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