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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Anish Giri8.5/10(+7 -0 =3)[games]
Jorden van Foreest8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Sergei Movsesian8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Gata Kamsky8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Konstantin Kavutskiy7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Erik Blomqvist7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
John C Pigott7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Nils Grandelius7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Zoltan Almasi7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Emre Can7/10(+7 -3 =0)[games]
Eugene Perelshteyn7/10(+7 -3 =0)[games]
Eugenio Torre7/10(+7 -3 =0)[games]
Erwin L'Ami7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Johann Hjartarson7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Johan-Sebastian Christiansen7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Dronavalli Harika7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Tatev Abrahamyan7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Hannes Hlifar Stefansson7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Aman Hambleton7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Mustafa Yilmaz7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander G Beliavsky7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Abhijit Kunte7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Bragi Thorfinnsson7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Donchenko7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Konstantin Landa7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Pierre Bailet7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
* (263 players total; 234 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (2017)

Anish Giri beat out Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Alexei Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Gawain Jones, Gata Kamsky, Nils Grandelius, Erwin L'Ami, Alexander Beliavsky, and hundreds more with 8.5/10 (+7 -0 =3).

Official site: Crosstable:

Previous event: Reykjavik Open (2016). Next: Reykjavik Open (2018).

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 834  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E De Winter vs G Gislason  0-1362017Reykjavik OpenD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
2. M Kiese vs E Fjallheim  1-0502017Reykjavik OpenE91 King's Indian
3. A Thorarensen vs V Plotkin  0-1322017Reykjavik OpenC42 Petrov Defense
4. L Ptacnikova vs O L Einarsson  1-0342017Reykjavik OpenA16 English
5. H P Gunnarsson vs O Johannsson  0-1412017Reykjavik OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
6. P Murray vs Leif Reinert Fjallheim  1-0322017Reykjavik OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. K E Steingrimsson vs D van Leent  0-1522017Reykjavik OpenA04 Reti Opening
8. Andrea Della Pietra vs Derek Roebuck  1-0192017Reykjavik OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. J A Finnsson vs K Edvardsson  0-1372017Reykjavik OpenA10 English
10. S Ristoja vs Elvar Orn Hjaltason  1-0282017Reykjavik OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. Teck Woon Tan vs Dmitrijs Tokranovs  0-1302017Reykjavik OpenA43 Old Benoni
12. John Doknjas vs Hreinn Hrafnsson  1-0332017Reykjavik OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. H Ragnarsson vs A Hill  0-1272017Reykjavik OpenA34 English, Symmetrical
14. T Louis vs Allan Nielsen  1-0132017Reykjavik OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
15. I Vignisson vs E O Risting  0-1332017Reykjavik OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. H Einarsson vs Haki Johannesson  1-0452017Reykjavik OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Jon Thor Lemery vs R Vaishali  0-1362017Reykjavik OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
18. O Kniest vs Neil Doknjas  1-0362017Reykjavik OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. M Kristinsson vs L Piasetski  0-1352017Reykjavik OpenB32 Sicilian
20. A Karason vs G Meier  1-0462017Reykjavik OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
21. Hjorleifur Halldorsson vs M Kleinman  0-1152017Reykjavik OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. V Nebolsina vs A Leosson  1-0392017Reykjavik OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
23. J Skaale vs S Bjornsson  0-1272017Reykjavik OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. D Le Goff vs S Fridthjofsdottir  1-0442017Reykjavik OpenA14 English
25. J Ontiveros vs F Buchenau  ½-½672017Reykjavik OpenE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-26-17  braimondi: Giri with 6 wins and only 3 draws!! Is this real life?
Apr-26-17  PhilFeeley: Indeed! Giri haters who consider him the new drawmaster can go sulk in a corner.

Any GM norms here? Particularly Hambleton?

Apr-26-17  Bruce Graham: <brainmondi> A tournament with Giri and without draw related comments can't be real life.
Apr-26-17  PhilFeeley: Chessgames says Giri won, but says there's still a round 10. Who's right?
Apr-26-17  PhilFeeley: Canadians doing well there. Good to see.
Apr-27-17  PhilFeeley: Hambleton beat Shirov, L'Ami (2015 winner) and Ramirez. That's got to be worth a GM norm, surely.
Apr-27-17  Boomie: ->

Those 3 draws are so typical of Giri.

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  Troller: This tournament is 10 rounds. Giri has white against L'Ami in last round.
Apr-27-17  Bruce Graham: Thanks <Boomie> for proving my point.
Apr-27-17  PhilFeeley: And Giri wins in the last round. Good chess all.
Apr-27-17  tuttifrutty: It's about time Giri win something....thanks to Wesley for not being in this tourney.
Apr-27-17  jaccas: Reykjavik Open is for outside the Top 10 !
Apr-27-17  Wavy: Before praising Giri here, we have to remember that the only highly rated player that he beat is Jobava, the ELO giver. Then he drew with the next 3 highest rated players that he played who are all rated 2600+. The only player at 2600+ that he beat is L'ami, who was rated at 2614. The rest are 2500 and below players.

If this is another supertournament with 2700 players, Giri will be back to his normal self, the peacemaker.

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  Jambow: I will praise Giri his TPR was close to 2900, he won lots of games against GM's and acting like Jobava some how doesn't count is absurd. Now I have critisized him myself but that doesn't mean I shouldn't give him praise now he earned it. Recently some 2800+ players lost to 2600 players. No this is a stellar performance...

Go Giri!!!

Apr-28-17  scholes: No Giri plays very aggressive against lower rated players. He probably lack some self belief in top tournament. Keeps spurning winning positions.
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  Sokrates: I can agree with both <Wavy> and <Jambow>. Giri did a fine job here, emphasizing the difference between the elite players and masses of GMs. But it is also clear that this result doesn't lead to the conclusion that Giri will play more risky and aggressively when he returns to tournaments with the elite players. A clear edge to those below, but nothing new in relation to his colleagues at the top.
May-01-17  The Boomerang: "'s about time Giri win something....thanks to Wesley for not being in this tourney"

Yeah thank God that fat head wasnt there.

May-01-17  The Boomerang: Well done Anish!!
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  Sokrates: <The Boomerang: ... Yeah thank God that fat head wasnt there.> I am not religious at all, but do you think your god would appreciate this highly degrading diffamation of the Christian player So?
May-02-17  Keyser Soze: Wow Anish really did took his minerals..Rp of 2865. Good stuff
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  Tabanus: I quickly updated the standings table. Pigott has two missing games, whereas Kamsky, Movsesian, Kavutskiy and Almasi has one missing game each (incl. w/o's). These games (and many more down the list) are still not available on the ofiicial site, and may never be.

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