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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Yuriy Kryvoruchko6.5/8(+5 -0 =3)[games]
Mihail Marin6.5/8(+5 -0 =3)[games]
Alexander Areshchenko6/8(+4 -0 =4)[games]
Sebastien Maze6/8(+5 -1 =2)[games]
Stuart C Conquest6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Hedinn Steingrimsson6/8(+4 -0 =4)[games]
Hannes Hlifar Stefansson6/8(+4 -0 =4)[games]
Sebastian Siebrecht6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Simon Kim Williams6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta6/8(+4 -0 =4)[games]
Igor Alexandre Nataf6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Nils Grandelius6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Stefan Kristjansson5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Daniele Vocaturo5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Gudmundur Kjartansson5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Bragi Thorfinnsson5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Henrik Danielsen5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Dronavalli Harika5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[games]
Throstur Thorhallsson5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Massimiliano Lucaroni5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Milos T Popovic5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Yury Markovich Shulman5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Dennis Breder5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Luca Shytaj5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[games]
Israel Caspi5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Dagur Arngrimsson5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Vinay Bhat5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Esben Lund5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Magnus Carlhammar5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
* (110 players total; 81 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 480  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. U Zak vs M Marin  ½-½332008Reykjavik OpenB07 Pirc
2. Areshchenko vs A Karlovich  1-0352008Reykjavik OpenC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
3. L Ptacnikova vs Y Shulman 0-1342008Reykjavik OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
4. Y Kryvoruchko vs G Halldorsson  1-0462008Reykjavik OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
5. E Moskow vs T Hillarp Persson  0-1452008Reykjavik OpenA14 English
6. S Maze vs G Thorhallsson  1-0282008Reykjavik OpenB50 Sicilian
7. Stefansson vs O Thorsson  1-0432008Reykjavik OpenE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
8. S Bjarnason vs A Gupta  ½-½262008Reykjavik OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
9. S Kristjansson vs S Thorgeirsson  0-1442009Reykjavik OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
10. S F Gudmundsson vs N Grandelius  0-1262009Reykjavik OpenC28 Vienna Game
11. D Vocaturo vs S Bergsson 1-0252009Reykjavik OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. T Cross vs T Thorhallsson  0-1442009Reykjavik OpenB01 Scandinavian
13. S Siebrecht vs J Rodriguez Fonseca 1-0232009Reykjavik OpenA81 Dutch
14. V Vigfusson vs M Perunovic 1-0392009Reykjavik OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
15. R Ris vs B Jonsson  1-0412009Reykjavik OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. K Gudmundsson vs D Breder  0-1552009Reykjavik OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
17. E Lund vs A Filosof  1-0392009Reykjavik OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
18. B Thorfinnsson vs S Arnalds  1-0432009Reykjavik OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D Tratatovici vs D Harika  1-0692009Reykjavik OpenB33 Sicilian
20. T Roussel-Roozmon vs R Berg 1-0342009Reykjavik OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. M Oleksienko vs M Naslund  1-0452009Reykjavik OpenB40 Sicilian
22. Mads Andersen vs H Steingrimsson 0-1432009Reykjavik OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. M Leon Hoyos vs T Olafsson  1-0442009Reykjavik OpenB06 Robatsch
24. T Bjornsson vs I A Nataf  0-1482009Reykjavik OpenB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
25. S Conquest vs H Asgeirsson 1-0302009Reykjavik OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Mar-30-09  Wild Bill: <paulalbert:>

Conquest, after winning his first four straight, lost two in a row. In round 5 (Saturday) he lost to Kryvoruchko and in round 6 (Sunday) to Shulman.

Round 5 is here:

Round 6 is here:

Mar-30-09  waustad: The years seem a little confused here. Some say 2009 but many say 2008. Looks like a job for a perl script.
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  paulalbert: Thanks, <Wild Bill>. We were all confused. So my original comment was correct,but we were talking about different rounds. Paul Albert
Mar-31-09  Wild Bill: <paulalbert:>

You're welcome.

Shulman drew with Kryvoruchko today (Monday, round 7).

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  PhilFeeley: The <CG> table is behind. Check

Thomas is doing well. It looks like he may be on track for a GM norm!

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  PhilFeeley: Anyone else watching the live games? The feed seems to be frozen.
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  PhilFeeley: Live feed is back. Hillarp Persson and Roussel Roozmon seem to be in an even position, although Thomas has a half hour advantage and they're only at move 17.

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Hillarp-Persson vs. Roussel Roozmon

Mar-31-09  kramputz: It seems Shulman had a stroke.Did not move for over one hour.
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  PhilFeeley: <kramputz> The feed is down...again :-(
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  PhilFeeley: By the time we get the feed back, the games will be all over. So much for "live" chess!
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  PhilFeeley: According to, most of the games are over. Several top boards are still playing though.
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  PhilFeeley: It looks like Shulman lost, but I don't know how yet.
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  PhilFeeley: According to chess-results, Thomas won! I look forward to the moves...
Mar-31-09  Dredge Rivers: Reykjavik seems like a nice town. They should have a World Championship Match there someday! :)
Mar-31-09  WhiteRook48: what's the current position of the uh... games?
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  PhilFeeley: Games this round are finished, probably in PGN on the website ( Results & pairings here:

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  PhilFeeley: <> updated but they're still behind. See
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  PhilFeeley: Difficult to believe that Roussel-Roozmon is tied for second! He plays the top seed Areshchenko today. What an opportunity!
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  PhilFeeley: Updating <>'s table:

1 Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2604 7,0
2 Marin Mihail ROU 2556 7,0
3 Steingrimsson Hedinn ISL 2547 6,0
4 Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2673 6,0
5 Stefansson Hannes ISL 2563 6,0
6 Maze Sebastien FRA 2579 6,0
7 Gupta Abhijeet IND 2569 6,0
8 Roussel-Roozmon Thomas CAN 2479 6,0
9 Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2445 5,5
10 Shulman Yuri USA 2639 5,5
11 Ris Robert NED 2436 5,5
12 Lund Esben DEN 2421 5,5
13 Caspi Israel ISR 2402 5,5
14 Shytaj Luca ITA 2453 5,5
15 Bhat Vinay S USA 2495 5,5
16 Popovic Milos T SRB 2400 5,5
17 Gunnarsson Jon Viktor ISL 2463
18 Thorhallsson Throstur ISL 2442 5,5

Apr-01-09  Absentee: Impressive play by IM Vocaturo.
Apr-01-09  Prugno: <Absentee> That's right, 19-year-old Daniele scored his second GM norm in this event playing many brilliant games on the way. Here in Rome we discovered his great talent quite a few years ago, but it's good to see the rest of the world is starting to take note as well :-)

If he keeps improving at this rate he will soon be Italy's n. 3 and might even overtake Godena for the n. 2 spot! (Fabiano Caruana is of course the undisputed n. 1).

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  PhilFeeley: ...and Roussel-Roozmon draws Areshchenko to finish with 6.5/9. That should be good for a GM norm!
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  PhilFeeley: Final standings. I don't know if there's a tie-break other than the usual (from

1 GM Steingrimsson Hedinn ISL 2547 7,0
2 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2604 7,0
3 GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2563 7,0
GM Marin Mihail ROU 2556 7,0
5 GM Areshchenko Alexander UKR 2673 6,5
6 GM Shulman Yuri USA 2639 6,5
7 IM Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2445 6,5
8 IM Roussel-Roozmon Thomas CAN 2479 6,5
9 IM Popovic Milos T SRB 2400 6,5
10 IM Shytaj Luca ITA 2453 6,5
11 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2579 6,0
12 GM Conquest Stuart C ENG 2531 6,0
13 IM Grandelius Nils SWE 2464 6,0
14 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2569 6,0
15 GM Nataf Igor-Alexandre FRA 2533 6,0
16 GM Williams Simon K ENG 2507 6,0
17 GM Siebrecht Sebastian GER 2440 6,0
18 IM Harika Dronavalli IND 2473 6,0

Apr-04-09  kramputz: It seems the final results will be updated in 2010
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  PhilFeeley: So who actually won this thing? And why doesn't <> update their table?
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