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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Jon Arnason8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Vasilios Kotronias8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Mikhail Gurevich8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Sergey Dolmatov7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Margeir Petursson7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Goran Dizdar7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Andras Adorjan7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Helgi Olafsson5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Walter Browne7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Susan Polgar7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Lev Polugaevsky6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Einar J Gausel5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Karl Thorsteins4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Halldor Gretar Einarsson4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Sofia Polgar6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Throstur Thorhallsson7/11(+7 -4 =0)[games]
Judit Polgar6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Carsten Hoi6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Berge Ostenstad5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Ralf Akesson4.5/10(+3 -4 =3)[games]
Saevar Bjarnason5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Hannes Hlifar Stefansson6/10(+2 -0 =8)[games]
Wolfram Schoen6/10(+5 -3 =2)[games]
Jonathan D Tisdall5/10(+5 -5 =0)[games]
Janez Barle5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Johannes Agustsson3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Larry Christiansen6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Joel Lautier5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[games]
Torben Sorensen4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Asgeir Thor Arnason6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Gudmundur Gislason5/10(+4 -4 =2)[games]
Jon Gardar Vidarsson4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
* (54 players total; 22 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (1988)

The 13th Reykjavik Open was a 54-player 11-round Swiss tournament held in Hotel Loftleidir in Reykjavik, Iceland, 23 February - 6 March 1988, exactly at the same time as Linares (1988). Main sponsor: Iceland Air.. Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 60 more minutes for the next 20 moves, the game to be adjourned (if necessary) after not more than 6 hours. Rounds started at 5 pm, 1 pm in weekends. Chief arbiter: Gudmundur Arnlaugsson. Schedule:

Round 01 February 23 (Tuesday)
Round 02 February 24
Round 03 February 25
------ rest day -----
Round 04 February 27 (Saturday)
Round 05 February 28
Round 06 February 29
Round 07 March 1
------ rest day -----
Round 08 March 3 (Thursday)
Round 09 March 4
Round 10 March 5
Round 11 March 6 (Sunday)

Jon Arnason won with 8.5/11 ahead of Kotronias (2nd) and four players (Gurevich, Dolmatov, Petursson, Dizdar) with 7.5/11. The 11-year-old Judit Polgar mated Tisdall in the last round. The event was followed by a Reykjavik Blitz (1988) tournament (won by Gurevich) and a Polgar simul, both on 7 March, then Akureyri (1988) (9-21 March).


Einar Gausel in Norsk Sjakkblad, 1988/3, pp. 26-27:
Morgunblaðið, 21 February 1988, p. 2:
Morgunblaðið, 24 February 1988, p. 2:
Hrafn Loftsson in Þjóðviljinn, 24 February 1988, p. 2:
Hrafn Loftsson in Þjóðviljinn, 25 February 1988, p. 8:
Hrafn Loftsson in Þjóðviljinn, 26 February 1988, p. 6:
Hrafn Loftsson in Þjóðviljinn, 1 March 1988, p. 7:
Hrafn Loftsson in Þjóðviljinn, 2 March 1988, p. 7:
Hrafn Loftsson in Þjóðviljinn, 4 March 1988, p. 5:
Hrafn Loftsson in Þjóðviljinn, 5 March 1988, p. 18:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 7 March 1988, p. 6:
Dagblaðið Vísir, 8 March 1988, p. 1:
Hrafn Loftsson in Þjóðviljinn, 8 March 1988, p. 19:
Bragi Kristjánsson in Morgunblaðið, 9 March 1988, p. 51:
Morgunblaðið, 10 March 1988, p. 35:
Skáksamband Íslands, The History of Reykjavik Open (1964-2011):

Previous: Reykjavik Open (1986). Next: Reykjavik Open (1990)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 260  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Adorjan vs Lautier ½-½211988Reykjavik OpenA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
2. Kotronias vs B Halldorsson  1-0311988Reykjavik OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. T Thorsteinsson vs L Christiansen  ½-½681988Reykjavik OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
4. S Polgar vs L Apol 1-0301988Reykjavik OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. M Solmundarson vs Susan Polgar  ½-½611988Reykjavik OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. T Hermannsson vs Polgar 1-0411988Reykjavik OpenA57 Benko Gambit
7. Polugaevsky vs A T Arnason  1-0311988Reykjavik OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. Dolmatov vs R Hardarson  1-0301988Reykjavik OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
9. J Vidarsson vs M Gurevich  0-1401988Reykjavik OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. G Gislason vs Petursson  ½-½671988Reykjavik OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. J Agustsson vs Browne  0-1371988Reykjavik OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. H Olafsson vs D Olafsson  1-0421988Reykjavik OpenE92 King's Indian
13. D Hansson vs J Arnason  0-1411988Reykjavik OpenC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
14. G Dizdar vs T Bjornsson  1-0461988Reykjavik OpenA05 Reti Opening
15. A Karason vs W Schoen  1-0421988Reykjavik OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
16. R Akesson vs T Arnason  1-0311988Reykjavik OpenA17 English
17. S Briem vs K Thorsteins  0-1421988Reykjavik OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. Tisdall vs A A Arnason  1-0451988Reykjavik OpenE12 Queen's Indian
19. H Einarsson vs T Thorhallsson  0-1371988Reykjavik OpenC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
20. B Ostenstad vs S D Sigfusson  ½-½491988Reykjavik OpenD97 Grunfeld, Russian
21. L Johannesson vs Hoi  0-1351988Reykjavik OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
22. Stefansson vs B Hjartarson  1-0491988Reykjavik OpenB32 Sicilian
23. S Bergsson vs E J Gausel  0-1441988Reykjavik OpenB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
24. S Bjarnason vs Bogi Palsson  ½-½391988Reykjavik OpenD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
25. T Sorensen vs O Kristinsson  1-0411988Reykjavik OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Tabanus: I have to leave this event as a restoration object. I've sorted the players according to final standings. Some observations:

Vidarsson vs Jon Arnason 0-1 (rd 3) is missing. Several games must have switched colors, for example Einarsson should have 6,5 points (not 4.5). Gurevich got 7.5 points, and the game J Vidarsson vs M Gurevich, 1988 (rd 1) was a draw (after adjournment) according to several Icelandic newspapers. Instead there is a game score where white is mated. In Tisdall vs H Einarsson, 1988 it was Einarsson who won. And so on.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: The Reykjavik Open 1988 was from 23 Feb to 6 March. On 7 March there was a blitz tournament with many of the same players. Apparently some games from this blitz event has entered the databases as "Reykjavik Open" and then been given new dates.

Also J Arnason vs K Thorsteins, 1988 does not belong here.

Utter crap. On a positive note, I believe Akureyri (1988) (9-21 March) is now correct, after I removed the games of 1994 from it.

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