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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Predrag Nikolic8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Tony Miles7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Florin Gheorghiu7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Bent Larsen7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Curt Hansen7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Johann Hjartarson7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
John Fedorowicz7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Lev Alburt7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Valery Salov7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Robert Byrne6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Efim Geller6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Mikhail Tal6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Larry Christiansen6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Yasser Seirawan6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Helgi Olafsson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Utut Adianto5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Jon Arnason5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Paul van der Sterren5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[games]
Nick de Firmian5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Eric Schiller5.5/10(+5 -4 =1)[games]
Joel Benjamin5/8(+4 -2 =2)[games]
Margeir Petursson5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Gert Ligterink4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[games]
Michael Wilder4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Samuel Reshevsky4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[games]
Miguel Quinteros4.5/8(+3 -2 =3)[games]
Thomas Welin4.5/10(+4 -5 =1)[games]
Anatoly Lein4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Harry Schussler4/8(+3 -3 =2)[games]
Jens Kristiansen4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson4/8(+3 -3 =2)[games]
Vitaly F Zaltsman4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
(74 players total; 42 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (1986)

The 12th Reykjavik Open was a 74-player 11-round Swiss tournament held in Hotel Loftleidir in Reykjavik, Iceland, 11-23 February 1986. First prize: USD 12,000. Arbiter: Arnold Eikrem. Schedule:

Round 01 February 11 (Tuesday)
Round 02 February 12
Round 03 February 13
-------- rest day -------
Round 04 February 15 (Saturday)
Round 05 February 16
Round 06 February 17
Round 07 February 18
-------- rest day -------
Round 08 February 20 (Thursday)
Round 09 February 21
Round 10 February 22
Round 11 February 23 (Sunday)

Predrag Nikolic won with 8/11, ahead of Larsen, Gheorghiu, Hansen, Hjartarson, Salov, Miles and Tal, all 7 with 7.5/11. On 25 February there was a 16-player 10-GM blitz tournament, won by Tal with 13/15.


CG (120 game scores)
365Chess (139 game scores)
Icelandic newspapers (3 game scores)
Dagblaðið Vísir, 10 February 1986, p. 11:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 12 February 1986, p. 2:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 13 February 1986, p. 2:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 14 February 1986, p. 2:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 17 February 1986, p. 20:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 18 February 1986, p. 3:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 19 February 1986, p. 2:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 21 February 1986, p. 2:
Morgunblaðið, 22 February 1986, p. 2:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 24 February 1986, pp. 30-31:
Þjóðviljinn, 25 February 1986, p. 7:
Morgunblaðið, 27 February 1986, p. 41:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 1 March 1986, p. 38:
Skáksamband Íslands, The History of Reykjavik Open (1964-2011):
Robert Byrne in The New York Times, 11 March 1986, p. 18:

Previous: Reykjavik Open (1984). Next: Reykjavik Open (1988)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 262  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Remlinger vs Larsen  0-1421986Reykjavik OpenE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. B Jonasson vs Alburt  ½-½451986Reykjavik OpenA56 Benoni Defense
3. H Karlsson vs Geller 0-1211986Reykjavik OpenC46 Three Knights
4. K Burger vs Petursson  1-0441986Reykjavik OpenE15 Queen's Indian
5. A Pyhala vs L Christiansen  1-0571986Reykjavik OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
6. Tal vs J Kristiansen  ½-½301986Reykjavik OpenB06 Robatsch
7. T Arnason vs V Zaltsman  0-1221986Reykjavik OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. C Hoi vs E Schiller  1-0271986Reykjavik OpenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
9. B Halldorsson vs Reshevsky  1-0671986Reykjavik OpenE12 Queen's Indian
10. Miles vs Adianto  0-1511986Reykjavik OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Gheorghiu vs H Angantysson  1-0491986Reykjavik OpenE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
12. R Byrne vs L Johannesson  1-0311986Reykjavik OpenB44 Sicilian
13. A Karklins vs Dlugy 1-0221986Reykjavik OpenB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
14. P Nikolic vs K Dehmelt  1-0471986Reykjavik OpenD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
15. Salov vs H R Jung  1-0221986Reykjavik OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. J Agustsson vs K Thorsteins  1-0391986Reykjavik OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
17. A A Arnason vs G Sigurjonsson  0-1421986Reykjavik OpenE14 Queen's Indian
18. Benjamin vs D Olafsson  ½-½451986Reykjavik OpenD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. S Bjarnason vs Seirawan  ½-½821986Reykjavik OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. T Bjornsson vs H Schussler  0-1341986Reykjavik OpenC16 French, Winawer
21. W J Donaldson vs G Gislason  1-0281986Reykjavik OpenE91 King's Indian
22. Fedorowicz vs T Thorhallsson  1-0531986Reykjavik OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. C Hansen vs G Halldorsson  1-0441986Reykjavik OpenD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. H Haraldsson vs Van der Sterren  0-1361986Reykjavik OpenD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
25. R Hardarson vs A Lein  ½-½691986Reykjavik OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Tabanus: Four wrong game results found and corrected. A little too many missing games for editing the standings table.

The databases have a handful of games not belonging to this event, for example Pia Cramling vs Jon Arnason 1-0 - she did not even participate. Two CG games also not belonging I moved to Reykjavik (1986).

Probably not all the 262 games are right, but I did my best.

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