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🏆 Reykjavik Open (2010)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Aleksey Dreev, Ivan Sokolov, Yuriy Kuzubov, Nils Grandelius, Abhijeet Gupta, Illya Nyzhnyk, Jorge Cori, Vladimir Baklan, Yury Shulman, Jaan Ehlvest, Aleksandr Lenderman, Sebastien Maze, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Oleg M Romanishin, Igor Alexandre Nataf, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Normunds Miezis, Arthur Kogan, Mikhail M Ivanov, Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson, Bragi Thorfinnsson, Aloyzas Kveinys, Henrik Danielsen, Luis Galego, Gudmundur Kjartansson, Dronavalli Harika, Sahaj Grover, Irina Krush, Throstur Thorhallsson, Drasko Boskovic, Jon Viktor Gunnarsson, Thorbjorn Bromann, Deysi Estela Cori Tello, Tania Sachdev, Simon T Ansell, Andrei A Zaremba, Bjorn Thorfinnsson, Eesha Karavade, Heikki Westerinen, Saevar Bjarnason, Dagur Arngrimsson, Jacob Carstensen, Sigurbjorn Bjornsson, Vishal Sareen, Gudmundur Gislason, Ingvar Thor Johannesson, Robert Hardarson, Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson, Ian D Thompson, Eric Vaarala, Lenka Ptacnikova, Sverrir Thorgeirsson, Halldor Gretar Einarsson, John D Bick, Odd Martin Guttulsrud, Dadi Omarsson, Gudmundur Halldorsson, Thorvardur Olafsson, Edmund C Player, Viktorija Ni, Manuel Ocantos, Orn Leo Johannsson, Christin Andersson, Tomas Bjornsson, Jon Arni Halldorsson, Fernando De Andres Gonalons, Fiona Steil-Antoni, Philip A A Tozer, Stefan Bergsson, Johann Ingvason, Juergen Kleinert, Johann Ragnarsson, Mikael Johann Karlsson, Bjarni Hjartarson, Erlingur Thorsteinsson, Wolfgang Scholzen, Alexander R Flaata, Esben Christensen, Maria S Yurenok, Nokkvi Sverrisson, Helgi Brynjarsson, Svanberg Mar Palsson, Hallgerdur Thorsteinsdottir, Sylvia Johnsen, Tor Botheim, Sverrir Sigurdsson, Emil Sigurdarson, Sigurlaug Regina Fridthjofsdottir, Sverrir Unnarsson, Hordur Gardarsson, Jon Olav Fivelstad, Tinna Kristin Finnbogadottir, Birkir Karl Sigurdsson, Frimann Benediktsson, Johanna Bjorg Johannsdottir, Olafur Gisli Jonsson, Sigridur Bjorg Helgadottir, Pall Snaedal Andrason, Atli Antonsson, Thorsteinn Leifsson plus 4 more players.

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 465  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Johnsen vs B Sigurdsson  1-0462010Reykjavik OpenB30 Sicilian
2. J Fivelstad vs S T Ansell  0-1522010Reykjavik OpenD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
3. G Gislason vs S Fridthjofsdottir 1-0422010Reykjavik OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. T Leifsson vs B Thorfinnsson 0-1192010Reykjavik OpenA57 Benko Gambit
5. D Arngrimsson vs O Jonsson  1-0582010Reykjavik OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. H Gardarsson vs G Kjartansson 0-1682010Reykjavik OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
7. B Thorfinnsson vs F Benediktsson  1-0382010Reykjavik OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. T Botheim vs T Sachdev  0-1302010Reykjavik OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
9. E Karavade vs H Thorsteinsdottir 1-0152010Reykjavik OpenD85 Grunfeld
10. S Unnarsson vs D E Cori Tello  0-1392010Reykjavik OpenC18 French, Winawer
11. T Thorhallsson vs H Brynjarsson  1-0382010Reykjavik OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
12. M Yurenok vs J Gunnarsson  0-1592010Reykjavik OpenA57 Benko Gambit
13. V Sareen vs N Sverrisson  ½-½152010Reykjavik OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
14. S Palsson vs A A Zaremba  0-1222010Reykjavik OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. H Einarsson vs D Kjartansson  1-0202010Reykjavik OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. G K Lee vs I Thompson  0-1272010Reykjavik OpenC01 French, Exchange
17. T Thorsteinsson vs P Andrason  1-0232010Reykjavik OpenE12 Queen's Indian
18. E Sigurdarson vs L Ptacnikova  0-1312010Reykjavik OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. J Carstensen vs E Brynjarsson  1-0212010Reykjavik OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. J Johannsdottir vs S Bjornsson  0-1272010Reykjavik OpenC22 Center Game
21. I Johannesson vs O Johannsson  1-0222010Reykjavik OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. M Karlsson vs Westerinen  0-1442010Reykjavik OpenA20 English
23. R Hardarson vs A Antonsson 0-1542010Reykjavik OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
24. S Helgadottir vs H Olsen  ½-½362010Reykjavik OpenA34 English, Symmetrical
25. H S Gretarsson vs T Finnbogadottir  1-0322010Reykjavik OpenA13 English
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 465  PGN Download
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Mar-03-10  Kazzak: Will a win get a 3rd GM-norm for Nyzhnyk?
Mar-03-10  PhilFeeley: Yes that works too. Missed it.
Mar-03-10  PhilFeeley: <Kazzak: Will a win get a 3rd GM-norm for Nyzhnyk?> It should. Here's hoping!
Mar-03-10  Kazzak: Nyzhnyk will be working on move order after yesterday's and today's game. Yesterday he lost when not finding the best continuation because he played it safe, and today he keeps letting the sand run out through his fingers by being too cautious.

Which is very different from the Nyzhnyk one regularly sees. That norm must be weighing heavily on his mind!

Mar-03-10  Kazzak: Too bad. Nyzhnyk gets flustered ... and blows up his position.

There was no need to panic, in spite of the time trouble. He made a mess of things after placing the King on h1, and then moving the rook to the second rank.

He'll have to find another win, now. If he makes time control. (The third win, mind you, having wasted two.)

Mar-03-10  Kazzak: Ngghh - Ehlvest presents Nyzhnyk with the gift of Rb3. They're past the time control, and Nyzhnyk has time to consider the continuation. Pushing the b-pawn would have been OK. But he puts his Queen on d4 ...
Mar-03-10  ROADDOG: I didnt realize that Illya Nyzhnyk is only 13 years old.
Mar-03-10  PhilFeeley: Yes, Nyzhnyk seems to be in a tight spot now.
Mar-03-10  Kazzak: Given the maturity of his playing, and his quite blood thirsty style, it's amazing that he's only 13. It's really worth it to play through his games at Groningen this year. Particularly Ernst, Pijper - and the draw against Rinderman.

Too bad about his last two games here - I suspect he may have begun thinking about the GM norm ... Not over yet, but he's really down on time.

Mar-03-10  Kazzak: Nyzhnyk had an early advantage and could have begun attacking queenside with 14. Nxc5.

He failed to pursue that, Ehlvest invaded Kingside, and Nyzhnyk then tucked his King into the corner, which gave the initiative to Ehlvest after the exchange of Bishops. Nyzhnyk was just responding for a while, but then gradually began getting an advantage, chiefly because Ehlvest's Queen was in a precarious place and his Bishop was just shooting about without purpose.

There's no excuse for Nyzhnyk not finding 41.b5 - he was out of time trouble, and could have spent time looking for something better than Qd4.

Mar-03-10  Kazzak: Nyzhnyk fell apart at the end, and Ehlvest gets the win.

I suspect that this is when being 13 and going for your final GM-norm is not fun. He knows he could have won yesterday, and he had Ehlvest today. One can wonder whether it's right for kids to be going through this kind of pain ...

But I look forward to seeing more from "Dril" Nyzhnyk.

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  Tabanus: Well well well well. Reykjavk Open 2010 final ranking crosstable:

Mar-03-10  Chessforeva: 3D games:
Mar-03-10  wolfmaster: Nyzhnyk might be the first Grandmaster without a vowel in his last name.
Mar-04-10  ajile: <wolfmaster: Nyzhnyk might be the first Grandmaster without a vowel in his last name.>

y is a vowel.

Mar-04-10  tino72: No it isn't!
Mar-04-10  Kazzak: I'm looking forward to this fight.

Y is a vowel in some languages, an approximant in others.

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  HeMateMe: Final standings?
Mar-04-10  paavoh: @HeMateMe:

Reykjavik Open (2010)

When you access the tournament page, just change the last number "2" into "1" and you'll see the standings.

Mar-04-10  kingfu: Why are not the standings here? Who won the !@##$%^%^&&* tournament? Ehlvest and Dreev were there.

Y is a vowel in the distinct lack of a , e , i , o and u.

We would not want The Scandinavian countries to feel bad about themselves because of being vowellically challenged.

Mar-04-10  ajile: <tino72: No it isn't!>

Dude I Googled it. Therefore it must be true.

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  Tabanus: <just change the last number "2" into "1" and you'll see the standings.>

Here (at cg) you will only find the four 7/9 players in random (?) or automated order.

To see who actually won the tournament (Ivan Sokolov) it's often best to check the results service used by the organizer, which in this case was i. e.

The home page of Reykjavik Open 2010 had a (permanent) link to where one could follow the tournament day by day. Many organizers are using this service now.

Mar-10-10  Billy Vaughan: <We would not want The Scandinavian countries to feel bad about themselves because of being vowellically challenged.>

Hahaha, but I don't think Scandinavia's vowellically challenged. They have <extra> vowels! , , , and .

May-05-10  The Famous Chess Cat: <tino72>

No, he's right. Y really is a vowel. It's also a consonant. It's unique in its ability to occilate between the two. So, the letters in the English alphabet are then: A,E,I,O,U, and sometimes Y. This is taught to most children in English speaking countries, so it's odd you don't know that, but it's definitely accurate.

May-18-10  PinnedPiece: Y a vowel? In the very popular American game show, Wheel of Fortune, Y is not a vowel.

<wolfmaster>'s original little joke was ok in at least that sense.

My problem is, when (in English anyway) does it NOT function exactly like any other vowel?


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