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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Hao Wang7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Hannes Stefansson7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Yue Wang7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Aloyzas Kveinys6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Fabiano Caruana6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Georg Meier6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Stelios Halkias6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Victor Mikhalevski6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vadim Malakhatko6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Kjetil A Lie6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Goran Dizdar6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Sahaj Grover6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Bjorn Thorfinnsson6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Henrik Danielsen6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Bragi Thorfinnsson6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Pontus Carlsson5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Inna Gaponenko5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Mohamad Al-Modiahki5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Espen Lie5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Illya Nyzhnyk5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Jon Viktor Gunnarsson5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Stefan Kristjansson5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Tania Sachdev5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Amon Simutowe5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Ray Robson5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Tiger Hillarp Persson5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alojzije Jankovic5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Vidmantas Malisauskas5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Nils Grandelius5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Elshan Moradiabadi5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
* (91 players total; 59 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (2008)

Dedicated to the recently deceased Robert James Fischer, the 23rd Reykjavik Open was a 91-player 9-round Swiss tournament held at the Reykjavik Chess Center, Faxafen 12, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland, 3-11 March 2008. 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 started at 5 pm - week-end rounds 6 & 7 at 2 pm. First prize: 8.000 USD, 2nd prize 5.000 USD, 3rd prize 3.000 USD. Tournament director: Asdis Bragadottir. Chief arbiter: Pall Sigurdsson. Number of games played: 402.

Wang Hao beat Stefansson (2nd) and Wang Yue (3rd) on tiebreak, all three with 7/9. On 10-11 March, Boris Spassky was arbiter for the side event Bobby Fischer Memorial Rapid (2008).

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 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 378  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Thorfinnsson vs Y Wang 1-0492008Reykjavik OpenE90 King's Indian
2. H Wang vs D Arngrimsson 1-0312008Reykjavik OpenC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
3. R Hardarson vs Mikhalevski  0-1662008Reykjavik OpenC45 Scotch Game
4. V Malakhatko vs K Nemcova 1-0422008Reykjavik OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. A Zozulia vs Caruana  0-1362008Reykjavik OpenB58 Sicilian
6. S Halkias vs I Johannesson  1-0802008Reykjavik OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. S Bergsson vs G Meier  ½-½222008Reykjavik OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. M Al-Modiahki vs S Sanchez Castillo  1-0402008Reykjavik OpenC11 French
9. J Thomassen vs G Dizdar  0-1542008Reykjavik OpenC11 French
10. H Stefansson vs G Kjartansson  ½-½692008Reykjavik OpenA15 English
11. E Rebers vs K Lie  0-1242008Reykjavik OpenA02 Bird's Opening
12. N Miezis vs O Bjarnason  1-0252008Reykjavik OpenA10 English
13. D Kjartansson vs I Nataf  0-1262008Reykjavik OpenB32 Sicilian
14. A Adly vs S Bjornsson  1-0232008Reykjavik OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. A Genzling vs A Jankovic  0-1322008Reykjavik OpenB72 Sicilian, Dragon
16. T Hillarp Persson vs K Edvardsson  ½-½652008Reykjavik OpenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. D Bojkov vs H S Gretarsson  1-0552008Reykjavik OpenB40 Sicilian
18. S Grover vs A Kveinys 0-1262008Reykjavik OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. S Bjarnason vs E Moradiabadi  0-1402008Reykjavik OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. H Danielsen vs E Hagesaether  1-0452008Reykjavik OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
21. P Carlsson vs S Narayanan  ½-½152008Reykjavik OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
22. C Andersson vs Malisauskas  ½-½532008Reykjavik OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. S Kristjansson vs B Bjornsson  1-0372008Reykjavik OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
24. J Halldorsson vs E Hermansson  0-1442008Reykjavik OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
25. P Vavrak vs A Misiuga  1-0402008Reykjavik OpenA57 Benko Gambit
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-13-08  chessmoron: Congrats to Wang Hao and his great win against Caruana.

Congrats Hannes Stefansson, and Wang Yue

Mar-13-08  dumbgai: A great recovery by Wang Yue, who lost in the first round to a 2300 FM.
Mar-13-08  pawnofdoom: Wang Yue will lose a few points, but Wang Hao is just getting closer and closer to 2700
Mar-13-08  chessmoron: Actually Wang Yue will gain a tiny 2.1 points since he score 6 wins.
Mar-13-08  playerXchess: I don't think rating points will be such a big deal for him. He's probably about 8 points down from January.

He can forget this one, and start focusing on the 2-year long Grand Prix Series - which really matters.

Mar-13-08  whiteshark: Tournament page:

with Participants, Reports, Games in PGN, Results, Standings, Picture etc....

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Some missing games:

Meier vs Sachdev 1-0 (rd. 8)
Carlsson vs Meier 0-1 (rd. 9)
Mikhalevski vs Stefanova 1-0 (rd. 4)
Stefanova vs Al-Modiahki 1/2 (rd. 9)
Kjartansson vs Dizdar 0-1 (rd. 5)
Frank-Nielsen vs Grover 0-1 (rd. 6)
Danielsen vs Grandelius 1/2 (rd. 5)

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