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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 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]
* (227 players total; 198 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (2016)

The 31st Reykjavik Open was played in Reykjavik, Iceland 8-16 March 2016. Crosstable:

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

 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 759  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L O Hauge vs D Kolka  1-0342016Reykjavik OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. L Acevedo Mendez vs J Houska  0-1282016Reykjavik OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. S Mihajlov vs Agnar T Moller  1-0222016Reykjavik OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Vladimir M Pashkov vs C Braun  0-1352016Reykjavik OpenA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
5. T Sachdev vs U Hielscher  1-0302016Reykjavik OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. A Vuilleumier vs J Schadd 1-0242016Reykjavik OpenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. M Brunello vs S Lochte  1-0242016Reykjavik OpenB40 Sicilian
8. Regina Heyne vs E Hedman  0-1302016Reykjavik OpenA43 Old Benoni
9. G Meier vs S Midoux  0-1682016Reykjavik OpenB53 Sicilian
10. G Gislason vs Ellen Kakulidis  1-0212016Reykjavik OpenE09 Catalan, Closed
11. R Koes vs P Papp  0-1192016Reykjavik OpenC46 Three Knights
12. T Abrahamyan vs O Erikstad  1-0232016Reykjavik OpenB15 Caro-Kann
13. P G Jonsson vs S D Sigfusson  0-1242016Reykjavik OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
14. N Skousen vs C Baumgartner  1-0352016Reykjavik OpenA14 English
15. O Jonsson vs T K Antal  0-1612016Reykjavik OpenD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. B Thorfinnsson vs Andreas Knoepfle  1-0702016Reykjavik OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. T Magnusson vs G Thorhallsson  0-1272016Reykjavik OpenA48 King's Indian
18. Christopher Bak vs H Danielsen  0-1502016Reykjavik OpenB06 Robatsch
19. Mads Andersen vs H J Weyer  1-0372016Reykjavik OpenE09 Catalan, Closed
20. Stanley Yin vs S Kristjansson  0-1362016Reykjavik OpenA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
21. R Edvardsen vs J Lampert  0-1262016Reykjavik OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
22. Nikita Petrov vs N Andersen  1-0392016Reykjavik OpenA05 Reti Opening
23. G Kjartansson vs T Valtysson  1-0392016Reykjavik OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. L Baldvinsson vs Justin Tan  0-1192016Reykjavik OpenC11 French
25. J Sarkar vs M Murray  1-0362016Reykjavik OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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  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


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  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.

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  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

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  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.
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  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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