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Member since Nov-23-06 · Last seen Jun-16-18
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Argentina v Iceland 1:1

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:

Oft er lítiđ um svör, ţegar stórt er spurt!

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) ; Reykjavik Open (2018) ;

Historic Icelandic Tournaments:

Reykjavik (1964)

Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972)

Spassky - Hort Candidates Quarterfinal (1977)

Vestmannaeyjar (1985)

Hrokurinn (2003)

Chess in Iceland:

The Icelandic database has much interesting material, a good starting-point being searches with the words ‘skák’, ‘Spassky’ and ‘Fischer’.

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

   Aurora has kibitzed 319 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-16-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   May-26-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
Aurora: 1. Aronian 2. Caruana 2. Vachier-Lagrave 4. Carlsen 4. Ding Liren 4. Mamedyarov 7. Karjakin 7. So 7. Nakamura 7. Anand
   Feb-28-18 Ingimar Jonsson
Aurora: Picture of Freysteinn Thorbergsson and Ingimar Jonsson
   Feb-28-18 Freysteinn Thorbergsson
Aurora: Picture of Freysteinn Thorbergsson and Ingimar Jonsson
   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:
   Jul-03-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
   Apr-26-17 chessforum (replies)
Aurora: Hello <>, 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)> or ...
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