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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Chao Li8.5/10(+7 -0 =3)[games]
Robin van Kampen8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Eric Hansen8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Eduardas Rozentalis8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Helgi Olafsson8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Erwin L'Ami7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Harika Dronavalli7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Hannes Stefansson7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Raja Panjwani7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Richard Rapport7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Ferenc Berkes7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Gawain Jones7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Walter Browne7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Henrik Danielsen7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Grzegorz Gajewski7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Vladimir Hamitevici7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Nils Grandelius7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Tatev Abrahamyan7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Mackenzie Molner7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Aleksandar Colovic7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Irina Krush7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Rune Djurhuus7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Milos Pavlovic7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Bassem Amin6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Simon Bekker-Jensen6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Brede Kvisvik6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Pouya Idani6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Frode Elsness6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
* (255 players total; 223 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (2014)

The 29th Reykjavik Open was a 255-player 10-round Swiss held in the Harpa conference center near downtown Reykjavik, Iceland, 4-12 March 2014. Rounds 2 and 3 were both played on 5 March. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. First prize: 5000 euros. Tournament director: Gunnar Bjornsson. Chief Arbiter: IA Rikhardur Sveinsson. Number of games played: 1225.

Li Chao won with 8.5/10. Harika was the best female player.

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 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,166  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Naiditsch vs G Thorsteinsdottir  1-0332014Reykjavik OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. D Abrahams vs C Li ½-½472014Reykjavik OpenB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
3. F Berkes vs M Karlsson  1-0402014Reykjavik OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. V Pupols vs Rapport 0-1282014Reykjavik OpenE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
5. B Amin vs G Runarsson  1-0262014Reykjavik OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
6. L Knutsson vs G Jones  0-1282014Reykjavik OpenE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
7. M Kobalia vs M Raddatz  1-0322014Reykjavik OpenB30 Sicilian
8. Per Oskar Andersen vs L'Ami  0-1442014Reykjavik OpenA06 Reti Opening
9. G Gajewski vs R Frick  1-0442014Reykjavik OpenA04 Reti Opening
10. J Hardarson vs Rozentalis  0-1242014Reykjavik OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Van Kampen vs H Baldursson  1-0282014Reykjavik OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. H Olafsson vs T Sielicki  1-0482014Reykjavik OpenA21 English
13. H Carlsen vs N Grandelius  0-1382014Reykjavik OpenB50 Sicilian
14. A Ramirez Alvarez vs C van der Merwe  1-0242014Reykjavik OpenD85 Grunfeld
15. M Klyszcz vs H Stefansson  0-1132014Reykjavik OpenB20 Sicilian
16. M Molner vs P Omtvedt  1-0502014Reykjavik OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. L Baldvinsson vs H S Gretarsson  0-1232014Reykjavik OpenB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. M Pavlovic vs L A Svensson  1-0262014Reykjavik OpenA80 Dutch
19. J P Carvalho Beserra vs S Kristjansson  0-1322014Reykjavik OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. L Hansen vs E Hansen 0-1282014Reykjavik OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. H Danielsen vs M Murray  1-0362014Reykjavik OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. O Johannsson vs P Idani  0-1332014Reykjavik OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. F Urkedal vs T Valtysson  1-0272014Reykjavik OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
24. C Aubert vs A Colovic  0-1262014Reykjavik OpenE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
25. I Krush vs J C Thiry  1-0622014Reykjavik OpenA06 Reti Opening
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Mar-09-14  Strongest Force: When I played at ICC, two regulars were always there and they now play each other in rd 7. They are Olafsson-Norrowitz. We know Norrowitz as csmath. Olafsson was a world blitz champ and I did play him but I never played csmath. I expect Walter Browne to get six points today.
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  perfidious: <SF> That being so, I should note that, while I have had my differences with <csmath> as a kibitzer, I have never doubted his acumen as an analyst. Bit of a tendency towards generalities at times, but in my experience, he understands more than many of the kibitzers here who try to debunk his analytical powers.
Mar-09-14  Strongest Force: That is an excellent take on this csmath fellow, perf.
Mar-09-14  Strongest Force: Norowitz's pawn looks overextended...Krush could be getting crushed ...Browne looks good... another ICC legend, "Little Peasant" (works for Chessbase) is doing his thing.
Mar-09-14  waustad: Ezat totally outplayed Krush today. She resigned in a hopeless position with only a few seconds left on the clock.
Mar-10-14  PhilFeeley: Lots of Canadians in this one. They passed up Cappelle-la-Grande for Iceland in March. It must remind them of home better than France.
Mar-10-14  fgh: <csmath> is Norowitz? What is your proof for that?
Mar-10-14  Strongest Force: <ugh>, my proof is about 15 years experience with him. I asked him a question at that he passed with flying colors. If you are sceptical you can ask him when he returns.
Mar-10-14  Strongest Force: Sorry about "ugh". It was funny how my comp changed your handle:-). My experience with csmath goes well beyond 15 years. He must have been a baby when he started playing online. Ask him about it when he returns
Mar-10-14  fgh: I doubt that, for several reasons, including:

1) <csmath>'s English; he makes mistakes Norowitz does not.

2) Their openings; <csmath> is heavily focused on the Grunfeld and 1. e4, while Norowitz's games in this database point in a different direction.

3) <csmath> claims to work in computer science and math, and has made many derisive comments about the viability of making a living as a chess player, while Norowitz earns his living as a chess player and coach.

Mar-10-14  Strongest Force: Fgh, maybe everything you say is true and csmath leads a double life? :)
Mar-10-14  Strongest Force: Browne- Olafsson is a good choice for rd-8. Don't know if <fgh> agrees however...hehehe:-)
Mar-10-14  Doniez: I follow cg since last year and I didn't know that csmath is Norrowitz, and for sure, I will ask him as he come back. Too curious!
Mar-10-14  haydn20: It's nice to see Browne, only two yrs younger than I, playing at this level. Nice, but embarassing to yours truly as well.
Mar-11-14  notyetagm: Reykjavik Open (2014)

Li Chao b mopping the floor with Rapport in Round 9.

Mar-11-14  boz: Another smooth win by Hansen. This time against Naiditsch.
Mar-12-14  PhilFeeley: Eric Hansen, leading the Canadian contingent, is on his way to 2700. First Canadian to get there? Go Eric!
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  moronovich: Hansen is doing surprisingly well.
Mar-12-14  GlennOliver: "haydn20:
It's nice to see Browne, only two yrs younger than I, playing at this level."

Agreed, an exceptional performance from a player of 65.

Mar-12-14  ForeverYoung: Very nice showing from 6-time!!! Well done!
Mar-12-14  PhilFeeley: Canadians topped the Americans here. Who could have predicted this?
Mar-13-14  Bob Loblaw: <moronovich: Hansen is doing surprisingly well.> Tied for third with 7 out of 10 without losing a game at Gibraltar this year; first at Capelle-la-Grande in 2013' following a first place win in Barcelona; not much of a surprise at all, really.
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  moronovich: Just a test.
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  moronovich: another test
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  moronovich: a third test ;)
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