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Ingvar Asmundsson
I Asmundsson 
Number of games in database: 207
Years covered: 1957 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2292
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405

Overall record: +64 -76 =66 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B31 B40 B51 B30 B52
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C69 C81 C71 C68 C78
 Pirc (8) 
    B07 B08
 French Defense (8) 
    C19 C00 C16 C18 C11
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B13 B19 B11 B10 B14
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (5) 
    C69 C68
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (21) 
    C16 C00 C08 C02 C01
 Sicilian (16) 
    B42 B47 B44 B31 B48
 Alekhine's Defense (12) 
    B05 B03 B02
 King's Indian (11) 
    E80 E60 E81 E89 E75
 Dutch Defense (10) 
    A92 A81 A87 A96 A84
 French Winawer (7) 
    C16 C18 C19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Asmundsson vs J Thor, 1974 1-0
   T Knight vs I Asmundsson, 1974 0-1
   I Asmundsson vs A Gudmundsson, 1964 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vestmannaeyjar (1985)
   World Seniors Championship (2005)

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(born Jul-10-1934, died Feb-21-2007, 72 years old) Iceland

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FIDE master Ingvar Ásmundsson played for Iceland in three Olympiads, in 1968, 1974 and 1978. He was Icelandic Champion in 1979. He placed first at the World Open in Philadelphia in 1978. Ásmundsson was an honorary member of the American Chess Federation since 1972. He was one of the first players in Iceland to embrace the new internet technology for chess, and is said to have played over 40,000 games online.

He was also one of the driving forces behind the team which managed to have Robert James Fischer liberated from Japan.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 207  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. F Olafsson vs I Asmundsson  1-036 1957 ReykjavikE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
2. I Asmundsson vs I Johannsson  ½-½13 1957 ReykjavikC71 Ruy Lopez
3. Benko vs I Asmundsson  ½-½41 1957 ReykjavikC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
4. I Asmundsson vs G Agustsson  ½-½52 1957 ReykjavikD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. Pilnik vs I Asmundsson  1-023 1957 ReykjavikB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
6. I Asmundsson vs Stahlberg  ½-½69 1957 ReykjavikA04 Reti Opening
7. G Palmason vs I Asmundsson  ½-½20 1957 ReykjavikE60 King's Indian Defense
8. A Gudmundsson vs I Asmundsson  ½-½17 1957 ReykjavikE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
9. I Asmundsson vs G Gunnarsson 1-028 1957 ReykjavikA65 Benoni, 6.e4
10. G S Gudmundsson vs I Asmundsson 1-030 1957 ReykjavikA48 King's Indian
11. I Asmundsson vs B Johannesson  1-058 1957 ReykjavikE70 King's Indian
12. B Andersen vs I Asmundsson  0-138 1957 WchT U26 04thE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
13. I Asmundsson vs F Blatny  ½-½67 1957 WchT U26 04thE09 Catalan, Closed
14. Benites vs I Asmundsson  0-139 1957 WchT U26 04thE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
15. Gurgenidze vs I Asmundsson  1-038 1957 WchT U26 04thB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
16. I Asmundsson vs E Aaltio  1-040 1957 WchT U26 04thE00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. L Navarovszky vs I Asmundsson  ½-½21 1957 WchT U26 04thA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
18. N Padevsky vs I Asmundsson 1-016 1957 WchT U26 04thC18 French, Winawer
19. I Asmundsson vs Myagmarsuren  1-041 1957 WchT U26 04thE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
20. H Liebert vs I Asmundsson  ½-½40 1957 WchT U26 04thC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
21. I Asmundsson vs Feuerstein  0-141 1957 WchT U26 04thA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
22. B Sehlstedt vs I Asmundsson  ½-½34 1957 WchT U26 04thE60 King's Indian Defense
23. I Asmundsson vs E Davis  1-033 1957 WchT U26 04thE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
24. Mednis vs I Asmundsson  ½-½28 1958 WchT U26 prel-B 05thC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
25. I Asmundsson vs A Kolarov  0-159 1958 WchT U26 prel-B 05thE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
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  Benzol: Ingvar Asmundsson
Born 10th July 1934
He was Icelandic Champion in 1979.
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  Benzol: Is this a possible answer to the chess cafe quiz question?
Jul-10-06  BIDMONFA: Ingvar Asmundsson


Feb-26-07  syracrophy: He died four days ago? Can someone explain more about it?
Mar-24-07  gunnar373: Ingvar Asmundsson died after long illnes. I think it was cancer. RIP
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  brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Asmundsson.
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  DarthStapler: I've played more than 40,000 games online
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  whiteshark: Thanks for your efforts!

R.I.P. Ingvar Asmundsson.

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  wordfunph: <He was one of the first players in Iceland to embrace the new internet technology for chess, and is said to have played over 40,000 games online.>

he died at age 73, assuming he played chess for 40 years then he averaged 1,000 games a year of 2.74 games per day.

R.I.P Master Ingvar.

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