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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Abhijeet Gupta8.5/10(+7 -0 =3)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Ivan Cheparinov7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Richard Rapport7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Sergei Movsesian7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Francesco Rambaldi7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Sergey Grigoriants7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Hrant Melkumyan7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Nils Grandelius7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Aryan Tari7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Gawain Jones7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Shabalov7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Tania Sachdev7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Marc Esserman7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander G Beliavsky7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Jonas Lampert7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Sabino Brunello7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Thorben Koop7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Tibor Kende Antal6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Awonder Liang6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Mads Andersen6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Moulthun Ly6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Diego Rafael Di Berardino6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Nikita Petrov6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Stefan Bromberger6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Simen Agdestein6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Kristian Stuvik Holm6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
* (226 players total; 194 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (2016)

The 31st Reykjavik Open was a 232-player 10-round Swiss held in the Harpa conference center near downtown Reykjavik, Iceland, 8-16 March 2016. Rounds 2 and 3 were both played on 9 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. No draw offers allowed before move 31. First prize: 5000 euros. Tournament director: Gunnar Bjornsson. Chief Arbiter: Omar Salama. Number of games played: 1092.

Abhijeet Gupta won with 8.5/10. The best female player Tania Sachdev took her 2nd GM norm.

Official site:

Previous: Reykjavik Open (2015). Next: Reykjavik Open (2017).

 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 759  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Mamedyarov vs J Hardarson 1-0302016Reykjavik OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. G Stray vs D Andreikin 0-1432016Reykjavik OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Rapport vs H Heimisson 1-0472016Reykjavik OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
4. Robert Ruonala vs G Sargissian  0-1572016Reykjavik OpenC45 Scotch Game
5. I Cheparinov vs G Thorsteinsdottir 1-0342016Reykjavik OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. R Freuler vs H Melkumyan  0-1292016Reykjavik OpenB06 Robatsch
7. Movsesian vs Steffen Mages 1-0232016Reykjavik OpenB50 Sicilian
8. E Valdimarsson vs N Grandelius 1-0472016Reykjavik OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. G Jones vs G Runarsson  1-0472016Reykjavik OpenB15 Caro-Kann
10. M Raddatz vs A Gupta  0-1302016Reykjavik OpenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
11. Beliavsky vs B O Birkisson  ½-½532016Reykjavik OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. Manfred Harringer vs S Agdestein  0-1372016Reykjavik OpenC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Stefansson vs H Carlsen  1-0322016Reykjavik OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. R Danielsson vs M Marin  0-1532016Reykjavik OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
15. Grigoriants vs S Arnalds  1-0332016Reykjavik OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. Alexander Probst vs D Dvirnyy  0-1222016Reykjavik OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
17. H S Gretarsson vs Samuel Baer  1-0222016Reykjavik OpenA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
18. J Mehringer vs Brunello  0-1472016Reykjavik OpenB20 Sicilian
19. A Ramirez Alvarez vs G P Jonsson  1-0522016Reykjavik OpenA33 English, Symmetrical
20. R Fischer vs A Tari 0-1422016Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
21. F Rambaldi vs H Haraldsson 1-0542016Reykjavik OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
22. P Korning vs Bromberger  0-1432016Reykjavik OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
23. Shabalov vs L Kempen 1-0512016Reykjavik OpenA33 English, Symmetrical
24. S Bergsson vs D Di Berardino  0-1342016Reykjavik OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
25. M Ly vs L H B Hansen  1-0372016Reykjavik OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Mar-11-16  PhilFeeley: Somebody should be more on the ball. They're only in round 5.
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  WannaBe: <PhilFeeley> I really (also) do not understand the PGNs from Iceland.

According to Reykjavik Open (2016)/Elisabeth Paehtz Ms Paehtz have played Thorgiersson 5 times and all as black.

Would you be kindly enough to volunteer to and get this tournament in order? We also have the Women Chess Championship and the Men's Candidates to worry about.

Be a nice chap, this would help out CG a lot, and I'll nominate you for Most Helpful Caissar in 2016


Mar-11-16  PhilFeeley: Volunteer? Every other place seems to have no problem with results. Did Reykjavik send them a file with more than one PGN for some games?
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  WannaBe: <PhilFeeley> Click on that link for E. Paehtz in my last post and see.

I really should get some sleep... Gotta head to work in about 6 hours here.

Mar-12-16  morfishine: FWIW: I pointed out error over at forum and BTW, at least before yesterdays game, Ms. Paehtz was doing well with 3.5 pts after 4 rounds tied for second
Mar-12-16  Mr. V: Beliavsky never ages, it seems.
Mar-13-16  Shams: The hometown players are being gracious hosts this year if the random sample of games i just looked at is any indication:

H Einarsson vs D Di Berardino, 2016
R Rapport vs H Danielsen, 2016

Mar-14-16  Robin01: I believe Awonder Liang also has 5 points in this event, but I do not see his name listed on the leader list.
Mar-14-16  jamesmaskell: <Robin01> You are correct. Looks like not all the games for this event have been uploaded. Liang's first round win against Frank Modder doesnt appear to be there.
Mar-14-16  galdur: Grigoriants - Rapport 1. Nf3 h6 2. e4 g5
Mar-15-16  Mr. V: We Andreikin fans wait many moons for a hero to emerge from the shadows.
Mar-15-16  Bruce Graham: <Mr. V> Andreikin drew with the delightful Ms. Tania Sachdev who is ranked at about 2370.
Mar-15-16  Robin01: Awonder Liang finished with 6.5, which may be enough for a GM norm.
Mar-15-16  weary willy: Excellent tournament for India - after 9 rounds, Gupta and Sachdev are playing well above their ratings
Mar-15-16  waustad: The last round starts early. They start at 11:00 local time, which is the same as British time. With DST active in North America and not in Europe, figure it out yourself keeping these annoying facts in mind.
Mar-15-16  waustad: BTW, with a win tommorow against Alexander Beliavsky Tanya Sachdev gets a GM norm. I haven't worked it out, but a draw would probably do it. Her tpr is so far 2596 ( and a draw with a 2630 might be enough. A win and it's nailed. I'm sure she has done the calculation that wasn't worth my trouble.
Mar-16-16  Mr. V: <Bruce Graham> Of course, no surprise, he draws with nearly everybody :) But he is a unique player, so us fans of his must maintain hope.
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  perfidious: <Bruce Graham....Even Robert Fischer is playing!>

Guess they let anyone in--this hasbeenusetawas could more'n likely have entered, too.

Mar-16-16  sonia91: <waustad> Tania already got a GM norm after 9 rounds: does not adjust the rating floor
Mar-17-16  waustad: <sonia> I eventually figured that out. I wish I'd have seen this earlier. Then again, I'll remember that for future reference and with the draw against a 2630 opponent in the last round, it should be a 10 game norm.
Mar-17-16  waustad: I don't know of any 8 game norm situations, but 7 game norms in continental team play are fairly common.
Mar-19-16  starry2013: Mr. V <Ms. Tania Sachdev who is ranked at about 2370.>

waustad: <Her tpr is so far 2596>

That's way above her rating. So from being 2370 she's now 2600?

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  perfidious: <waustad: <Her tpr is so far 2596>>

TPR= tournament performance rating.

Mar-19-16  waustad: Tania Sachdev has been busy with getting married and commentating and such. Her peak rating was in the mid 2400s, so a stronger performance shouldn't be that much of a shock.
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  Tabanus: Standings list updated for the 70 players with 6 points or more. One wrong game result found, two duplicate games, and a few mysteries such as S D Sigfusson vs D Dvirnyy, 2016. Andreikin has 2 unplayed draws in rds 3 and 4 (and hence only 8 games), Mamedyarov and Movsesian 1 unplayed draw (each) in rd. 3. Gretarsson has an unplayed loss in rd. 8 (versus no. 32 Kristian Stuvik Holm). Jovana Rapport is listed in Chess-Results as Jovana Vojinovic.
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