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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]
Harika Dronavalli7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Tatev Abrahamyan7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Hannes 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]
Michael Kleinman6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Damien Le Goff6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Oliver Kniest6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
* (263 players total; 231 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Reykjavik Open (2017)

The 32nd GAMMA Reykjavik Open was a 263-player 10-round Swiss played in the Harpa conference center in Reykjavik, Iceland, 19-27 April 2017. Rounds 2 and 3 were both played on 20 April. 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 one. Tournament director: Gunnar Bjornsson. Chief Arbiter: Omar Salama. Number of games played: 1245.

Anish Giri outclassed the field with 8.5/10 (+7 -0 =3). Harika was best female player, and Hambleton took a GM norm.

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

 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 959  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G P Jonsson vs Giri 0-1302017Reykjavik OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
2. D Andreikin vs Jay A Carr  1-0352017Reykjavik OpenA17 English
3. Anders Persson vs Jobava  0-1362017Reykjavik OpenE61 King's Indian
4. Z Almasi vs Jonathan Yu  1-0542017Reykjavik OpenA14 English
5. G Thorhallsson vs Shirov  0-1292017Reykjavik OpenB33 Sicilian
6. Movsesian vs A Savage  1-0702017Reykjavik OpenB06 Robatsch
7. B Saren vs G Jones  0-1452017Reykjavik OpenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
8. V S Gujrathi vs B H Birkisson  1-0492017Reykjavik OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. N Grandelius vs C Tunge  1-0372017Reykjavik OpenA15 English
10. O Zemlickova vs L'Ami  0-1352017Reykjavik OpenA90 Dutch
11. M Yilmaz vs H Arnarsson  1-0252017Reykjavik OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. S Arnalds vs Landa  0-1302017Reykjavik OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. A Gupta vs S Bergsson  1-0282017Reykjavik OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Scheele vs Beliavsky  0-1202017Reykjavik OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. J van Foreest vs T Harding  1-0312017Reykjavik OpenC10 French
16. M Peat vs E Can 0-1192017Reykjavik OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. H Stefansson vs G Thorsteinsdottir  1-0342017Reykjavik OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
18. I Steincamp vs A Ramirez Alvarez  0-1312017Reykjavik OpenA37 English, Symmetrical
19. A Donchenko vs G Runarsson  1-0372017Reykjavik OpenA15 English
20. A Prieto vs H Ziska  0-1382017Reykjavik OpenE91 King's Indian
21. E Blomqvist vs Smari Olafsson  1-0202017Reykjavik OpenE09 Catalan, Closed
22. S Sigurjonsson vs Hjartarson  0-1362017Reykjavik OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
23. J Friedel vs V Zemlicka  1-0282017Reykjavik OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. M Magnusson vs H Dronavalli  0-1402017Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
25. P Bailet vs A Byrne  1-0492017Reykjavik OpenA09 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 959  PGN Download
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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.

Apr-28-17  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.
Apr-29-17  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!!
May-01-17  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?
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  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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