|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).
Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2008032...
ChessBase 1: https://en.chessbase.com/post/memor...
ChessBase 2: https://en.chessbase.com/post/three...
Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qy...
Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fT...
Previous: XXII Reykjavik Open (2006). Next: Reykjavik Open (2009)
| page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 378
|1. B Thorfinnsson vs Y Wang
||1-0||49||2008||Reykjavik Open||E90 King's Indian|
|2. H Wang vs D Arngrimsson
||1-0||31||2008||Reykjavik Open||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|3. R Hardarson vs Mikhalevski
|| ||0-1||66||2008||Reykjavik Open||C45 Scotch Game|
|4. V Malakhatko vs K Nemcova
||1-0||42||2008||Reykjavik Open||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|5. A Zozulia vs Caruana
|| ||0-1||36||2008||Reykjavik Open||B58 Sicilian|
|6. S Halkias vs I Johannesson
|| ||1-0||80||2008||Reykjavik Open||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|7. S Bergsson vs G Meier
|| ||½-½||22||2008||Reykjavik Open||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|8. M Al-Modiahki vs S Sanchez Castillo
|| ||1-0||40||2008||Reykjavik Open||C11 French|
|9. J Thomassen vs G Dizdar
|| ||0-1||54||2008||Reykjavik Open||C11 French|
|10. H Stefansson vs G Kjartansson
|| ||½-½||69||2008||Reykjavik Open||A15 English|
|11. E Rebers vs K Lie
|| ||0-1||24||2008||Reykjavik Open||A02 Bird's Opening|
|12. N Miezis vs O Bjarnason
|| ||1-0||25||2008||Reykjavik Open||A10 English|
|13. D Kjartansson vs I Nataf
|| ||0-1||26||2008||Reykjavik Open||B32 Sicilian|
|14. A Adly vs S Bjornsson
|| ||1-0||23||2008||Reykjavik Open||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|15. A Genzling vs A Jankovic
|| ||0-1||32||2008||Reykjavik Open||B72 Sicilian, Dragon|
|16. T Hillarp Persson vs K Edvardsson
|| ||½-½||65||2008||Reykjavik Open||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|17. D Bojkov vs H S Gretarsson
|| ||1-0||55||2008||Reykjavik Open||B40 Sicilian|
|18. S Grover vs A Kveinys
||0-1||26||2008||Reykjavik Open||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|19. S Bjarnason vs E Moradiabadi
|| ||0-1||40||2008||Reykjavik Open||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|20. H Danielsen vs E Hagesaether
|| ||1-0||45||2008||Reykjavik Open||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|21. P Carlsson vs S Narayanan
|| ||½-½||15||2008||Reykjavik Open||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|22. C Andersson vs Malisauskas
|| ||½-½||53||2008||Reykjavik Open||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|23. S Kristjansson vs B Bjornsson
|| ||1-0||37||2008||Reykjavik Open||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|24. J Halldorsson vs E Hermansson
|| ||0-1||44||2008||Reykjavik Open||D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5|
|25. P Vavrak vs A Misiuga
|| ||1-0||40||2008||Reykjavik Open||A57 Benko Gambit|
| page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 378
|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....
|Oct-14-21|| ||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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