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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Gabriel Sargissian7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Ahmed Adly7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Igor-Alexandre Nataf7/9(+7 -2 =0)[games]
Pentala Harikrishna7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Magnus Carlsen6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Ivan Sokolov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Luis Galego6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Chris Ward6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Aloyzas Kveinys6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Hannes Hlifar Stefansson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ivan Ivanisevic6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Stellan Brynell6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Ian Rogers6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Jaan Ehlvest6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Pavel Tregubov5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Laurent Fressinet5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Hichem Hamdouchi5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Tiger Hillarp Persson5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Sergey Erenburg5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Milos Pavlovic5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Throstur Thorhallsson5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Simon Kim Williams5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Henrik Danielsen5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Emil Sutovsky5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Carlos S Matamoros Franco5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Evgenij Ermenkov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Inna Gaponenko5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Tullio Marinelli5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Mohamed Tissir5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Jan Timman5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Hedinn Steingrimsson5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
* (103 players total; 71 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (2006)

The 22nd Reykjavik Open was a 103-player 9-round Swiss held in Reykjavik, Iceland, 6-14 March 2006. It was organized by the Icelandic Chess Federation. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 15 more minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Rounds 1-5 and 8 started at 5 pm, rounds 6-7 at 2 pm, round 9 at 1 pm. Prize fund: 20,000 USD. First prize: 6.000 USD. Tournament director: Asdis Bragadottir. Chief arbiter: Rikhardur Sveinsson. Number of games played: 450.

Gabriel Sargissian won on tiebreak ahead of Adly (2nd), Mamedyarov (3rd), Nataf and Harikrishna, all five with 7/9. Carlsen lost to Adly in Round 9 and ended 6th. The ensuing Glitnir Blitz (2006) (15-16 March) was won by Carlsen.

Ian Rogers and Lars Grahn in Tidskrift för Schack, 2006/3, pp. 27-31:

Previous: Reykjavik Open (2004). Next: Reykjavik Open (2008)

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 435  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Mamedyarov vs D Arngrimsson  1-0312006Reykjavik OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. A Hamdouchi vs I Sokolov  0-1392006Reykjavik OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Harikrishna vs G Kjartansson ½-½342006Reykjavik OpenE15 Queen's Indian
4. H Ziska vs Timman 1-0202006Reykjavik OpenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
5. Carlsen vs M Weeks 1-0412006Reykjavik OpenC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
6. I Johannesson vs Fressinet  0-1432006Reykjavik OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Sutovsky vs M Krockenberger  1-0642006Reykjavik OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. T Gara vs Ehlvest  ½-½702006Reykjavik OpenB07 Pirc
9. G Sargissian vs D Kjartansson  1-0362006Reykjavik OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
10. O Bjarnason vs I Ivanisevic  ½-½352006Reykjavik OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. Stefansson vs Y Schwartz 1-0432006Reykjavik OpenA58 Benko Gambit
12. E Moskow vs H Hamdouchi  0-1602006Reykjavik OpenA15 English
13. S Erenburg vs B Einarsson  1-0662006Reykjavik OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. S Bjarnason vs P Tregubov  0-1472006Reykjavik OpenA37 English, Symmetrical
15. I Nataf vs J Bick  1-0272006Reykjavik OpenC42 Petrov Defense
16. H Halldorsson vs T Hillarp Persson  0-1352006Reykjavik OpenB06 Robatsch
17. I Rogers vs V Johansson 1-0512006Reykjavik OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
18. L Ptacnikova vs L Galego  0-1522006Reykjavik OpenA14 English
19. H Danielsen vs E Hagesaether  1-0312006Reykjavik OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. O Salama vs A Kveinys  0-1472006Reykjavik OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Matamoros Franco vs K Mouradian 1-0212006Reykjavik OpenA09 Reti Opening
22. G Thorhallsson vs R Akesson  0-1482006Reykjavik OpenB40 Sicilian
23. M Pavlovic vs B Johnson  1-0362006Reykjavik OpenA05 Reti Opening
24. S Sanchez Castillo vs M Panchanathan  ½-½752006Reykjavik OpenC41 Philidor Defense
25. S Brynell vs H Baldursson  1-0372006Reykjavik OpenA60 Benoni Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-16-06  Keshishian: Does anyone know how they used to decide the tie break?
Mar-16-06  Xaurus: m-buch factor.
Mar-16-06  yalie: does anybody know about a blitz tournament at the end of the main tournament? apparently Anand played in it
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  tamar: <yalie> It is being discussed at Magnus Carlsen
Mar-16-06  PhilFeeley: Anyone see Fischer there?
Mar-17-06  Robin01: He is probably playing in a disguise and using an alias!;)
Mar-17-06  percyblakeney: Quite a good result by Christin Andersson (2170), finishing even with the 460 ELO points higher rated Timman (5/9).
Mar-17-06  NJT: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the best player of the tournament! I'm sure that he gonna win!
Mar-17-06  ahmadov: <PhilFeeley: Anyone see Fischer there?> I heard that Fischer was the honoured guest of the tournament.
Mar-17-06  ahmadov: <NJT: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the best player of the tournament! I'm sure that he gonna win!> Well, but he has not. I think he was just very confident which caused him to lose to a very lower rated player in round 2.
Mar-18-06  PhilFeeley: Any ideas why the games are not available from the tournament website for download? And what about the blitz games? Were they recorded?
Mar-19-06  ahmadov: <PhilFeeley> But there were no blitz games, were there?
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  Joshka: <amahdov> <heard that Fischer was the honored guest of the tournament> Are you joking or did someone who was there convey this? Bobby's comments about Carlsen a year or so ago would lead me to believe he might have wanted to meet him. Would have to believe some of the participants had a chance to visit with him.
Apr-01-06  talisman: <Joshka> what did fischer say about carlsen?
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  Joshka: <talisman> Had read somewhere that Bobby stated that "Carlsen is better than I was at this age" or something like that.
Apr-01-06  like a GM: < Joshka: <talisman> Had read somewhere that Bobby stated that "Carlsen is better than I was at this age" or something like that.> I think it was Calrsen's trainer who said that.
Apr-01-06  sapfy: I don't think neither Fischer nor Agdestein has made such a comment. Kasparov on the other hand said exactly that about Bacrot back when he became the youngest GM in the world.
Apr-01-06  ahmadov: <Joshka> I was not joking about Fischer's presence at the tournament. I think I had read about that somewhere.
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  technical draw: Bobby Fischer played a game in the Reykjavik open disguised as Magnus Carlsen and lost to Persson!
Apr-01-06  Surrealist: 1.4. ... And who wants to tell the next story?
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  Tabanus: Au revoir. The two most notable missing games are

Vasilevich vs Ehlvest 1-0 (rd. 3)
Halldorsson vs Gaponenko 1-0 (rd. 3)

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