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I Asmundsson 
Ingvar 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
      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 (28) 
    B31 B40 B51 B52 B30
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C69 C78 C68 C70 C71
 Pirc (8) 
    B08 B07
 French Defense (8) 
    C00 C19 C18 C11 C16
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B13 B10 B14 B19 B11
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (5) 
    C69 C68
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (21) 
    C16 C00 C08 C01 C02
 Sicilian (16) 
    B42 B44 B47 B31 B22
 Alekhine's Defense (12) 
    B05 B03 B02
 King's Indian (11) 
    E80 E60 E98 E89 E81
 Dutch Defense (10) 
    A92 A81 A87 A84 A96
 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. I Asmundsson vs B Johannesson  1-058 1957 ReykjavikE70 King's Indian
2. G S Gudmundsson vs I Asmundsson 1-030 1957 ReykjavikA48 King's Indian
3. I Asmundsson vs F Blatny  ½-½67 1957 WchT U26 04thE09 Catalan, Closed
4. I Asmundsson vs I Johannsson  ½-½13 1957 ReykjavikC71 Ruy Lopez
5. B Andersen vs I Asmundsson  0-138 1957 WchT U26 04thE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. F Olafsson vs I Asmundsson  1-036 1957 ReykjavikE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
7. I Asmundsson vs E Aaltio  1-040 1957 WchT U26 04thE00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Gurgenidze vs I Asmundsson  1-038 1957 WchT U26 04thB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
9. I Asmundsson vs G Agustsson  ½-½52 1957 ReykjavikD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Benites vs I Asmundsson  0-139 1957 WchT U26 04thE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
11. Benko vs I Asmundsson  ½-½41 1957 ReykjavikC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
12. I Asmundsson vs Myagmarsuren  1-041 1957 WchT U26 04thE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
13. N Padevsky vs I Asmundsson 1-016 1957 WchT U26 04thC18 French, Winawer
14. I Asmundsson vs Stahlberg  ½-½69 1957 ReykjavikA04 Reti Opening
15. L Navarovszky vs I Asmundsson  ½-½21 1957 WchT U26 04thA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
16. Pilnik vs I Asmundsson  1-023 1957 ReykjavikB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
17. I Asmundsson vs Feuerstein  0-141 1957 WchT U26 04thA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
18. H Liebert vs I Asmundsson  ½-½40 1957 WchT U26 04thC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
19. I Asmundsson vs G Gunnarsson 1-028 1957 ReykjavikA65 Benoni, 6.e4
20. A Gudmundsson vs I Asmundsson  ½-½17 1957 ReykjavikE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
21. G Palmason vs I Asmundsson  ½-½20 1957 ReykjavikE60 King's Indian Defense
22. I Asmundsson vs E Davis  1-033 1957 WchT U26 04thE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
23. B Sehlstedt vs I Asmundsson  ½-½34 1957 WchT U26 04thE60 King's Indian Defense
24. I Asmundsson vs A Kolarov  0-159 1958 WchT U26 prel-B 05thE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
25. Mednis vs I Asmundsson  ½-½28 1958 WchT U26 prel-B 05thC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
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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


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  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
Jul-10-08  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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