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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Simen Agdestein7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Predrag Nikolic7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Jonathan Tisdall7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Nikolaj Borge6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Paul van der Sterren6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Hannes Stefansson6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Eduardas Rozentalis6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Jonny Hector6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Curt Hansen6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Margeir Petursson6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Helgi Ass Gretarsson5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Rune Djurhuus5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Johann Hjartarson5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Stuart C Conquest5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Boris Gulko5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Throstur Thorhallsson5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Helgi Olafsson5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
David Bronstein5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Einar J Gausel5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Mark van der Werf5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Magnus Orn Ulfarsson5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Alexander Raetsky5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Patrik Lyrberg5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Bragi Halldorsson5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
John C Yoos5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Jon Gardar Vidarsson4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Benedikt Jonasson4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Jon Viktor Gunnarsson4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Andri Ass Gretarsson4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Esther de Kleuver4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Askell Orn Karason4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Heini Olsen4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
* (64 players total; 32 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (1996)

The 17th Reykjavik Open (officially: XVII Reykjavik International) was held in the Faxafen Chess Center in Reykjavik, Iceland, 2-10 March 1996. A 64-player 9-round Swiss tournament, it was organized by the Icelandic Chess Federation. It was the first event of the VISA Nordic Grand Prix 1996-1997 tournament series. Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 60 more minutes for the next 20 moves, then 30 more minutes to the end of the game. Rounds 1-8 started at 5 pm, round 9 at 1 pm. Prize fund: 15,000 USD. Number of games played: 284.

Simen Agdestein, Nikolic and Tisdall shared the victory with 7/9.

Official site:
Norsk Sjakkblad, 1996/2, pp. 8-12:
Tidskrift för Schack, 1996/3, p. 156: (NGP standings after Politiken Cup (1996))

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 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 284  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gulko vs S D Sigfusson  1-0411996Reykjavik OpenA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
2. J Yoos vs H J Schubert  ½-½171996Reykjavik OpenC34 King's Gambit Accepted
3. Petursson vs E de Kleuver  1-0391996Reykjavik OpenA10 English
4. O Thorsson vs Bronstein 0-1391996Reykjavik OpenE92 King's Indian
5. A Raetsky vs B M Werner  1-0251996Reykjavik OpenE73 King's Indian
6. Rozentalis vs A Karason  1-0301996Reykjavik OpenB53 Sicilian
7. E J Gausel vs S Briem 1-0181996Reykjavik OpenA90 Dutch
8. B Bjornsson vs C Hansen  ½-½201996Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
9. P Thorarinsson vs P N Andreasen  1-0211996Reykjavik OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
10. B Einarsson vs H Olafsson  0-1281996Reykjavik OpenE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
11. K Edvardsson vs Hjartarson 0-1331996Reykjavik OpenE12 Queen's Indian
12. H Olsen vs B Thorfinnsson  ½-½341996Reykjavik OpenE15 Queen's Indian
13. D Gustafson vs J Vidarsson  0-1421996Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
14. J L Burden vs H Stefansson  0-1411996Reykjavik OpenB57 Sicilian
15. H Asgeirsson vs S Bjarnason  ½-½321996Reykjavik OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
16. R Djurhuus vs E Berg  1-0331996Reykjavik OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
17. E K Einarsson vs M Ulfarsson  0-1261996Reykjavik OpenD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. M van der Werf vs A Gunnarsson  1-0371996Reykjavik OpenA90 Dutch
19. T Thorhallsson vs B Thorfinnsson  1-0431996Reykjavik OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
20. H van Parreren vs J Hector  0-1311996Reykjavik OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. J V Gunnarsson vs J Tisdall  0-1431996Reykjavik OpenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. B Halldorsson vs P Nikolic  0-1401996Reykjavik OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. J Ragnarsson vs P Lyrberg  0-1281996Reykjavik OpenE61 King's Indian
24. Van der Sterren vs J Halldorsson  1-0361996Reykjavik OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. A A Gretarsson vs B Berg  1-0441996Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 284  PGN Download
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