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Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson
H S Gretarsson 
Number of games in database: 557
Years covered: 2003 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2579 (2554 rapid, 2662 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +229 -130 =174 (59.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 24 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (27) 
    D17 D11 D12 D15 D10
 English (27) 
    A13 A18 A11 A15 A14
 King's Indian (26) 
    E81 E71 E94 E84 E62
 English, 1 c4 e5 (25) 
    A20 A29 A22 A21 A28
 Queen's Gambit Declined (24) 
    D31 D35 D37 D38 D36
 English, 1 c4 c5 (14) 
    A37 A30 A36 A34 A38
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B23 B47 B22 B51 B62
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    E10 E00 D02 A50 D00
 Slav (20) 
    D12 D17 D10 D11 D13
 Queen's Indian (18) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E32 E46 E45 E36 E21
 English (17) 
    A13 A10 A11 A18 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H S Gretarsson vs Samuel Baer, 2016 1-0
   H S Gretarsson vs P Tozer, 2010 1-0
   H S Gretarsson vs Shirov, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Politiken Cup (2006)
   Kvika Reykjavik Open (2022)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   European Team Championship (2017)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   European Championship (2021)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)

   🏆 World Fischer Random
   H S Gretarsson vs Bluebaum (Oct-30-22) 0-1, rapid
   H S Gretarsson vs Bluebaum (Oct-30-22) 0-1, rapid
   Bluebaum vs H S Gretarsson (Oct-30-22) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Bluebaum vs H S Gretarsson (Oct-30-22) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   So vs H S Gretarsson (Oct-27-22) 0-1, rapid

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(born May-29-1993, 29 years old) Iceland

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He is the No. 1 ranked Icelandic player as of May 2021. Born in 1993, Hjörvar earned his FIDE Master title in 2011, followed by his International Master title in 2012 and Grandmaster title in 2013. He first competed for Iceland at the 39th Chess Olympiad, scoring 4/7. He has since represented his nation at the 40th Chess Olympiad, scoring 6½/10; the 41st Chess Olympiad, scoring 7/10; and the 42nd Chess Olympiad, scoring 7/10.

Wikipedia article: Hjörvar Steinn Grétarsson

Last updated: 2022-05-04 08:29:50

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 584  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Nestorovic vs H S Gretarsson  0-1602003Wch U10B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. H S Gretarsson vs Teja Ravi Sanka  0-1412003Wch U10B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. Z Strzemiecki vs H S Gretarsson  1-0512003Wch U10B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. Swiercz vs H S Gretarsson  1-0582003Wch U10B53 Sicilian
5. H S Gretarsson vs G Popilski  ½-½422003Wch U10B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. H S Gretarsson vs Swiercz  0-1282005Wch U12A15 English
7. H S Gretarsson vs J Aperia  1-0462006Nordic School-ch U20A09 Reti Opening
8. N Grandelius vs H S Gretarsson  0-1572006Nordic School-ch U20B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. H S Gretarsson vs Vihtori Immonen  1-0412006Nordic School-ch U20B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
10. H S Gretarsson vs F Urkedal  ½-½222006Nordic School-ch U20A15 English
11. E Thingstad vs H S Gretarsson  ½-½262006Nordic School-ch U20A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
12. Aleksander Orava vs H S Gretarsson  0-1352006Nordic School-ch U20B56 Sicilian
13. H S Gretarsson vs Vaganian  0-1382006Politiken CupA13 English
14. R Mankeyev vs H S Gretarsson  0-1512006Reykjavik OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. H S Gretarsson vs Ermenkov  0-1612006Reykjavik OpenA04 Reti Opening
16. S Bergsson vs H S Gretarsson  1-0402006Reykjavik OpenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. H S Gretarsson vs L Ptacnikova  ½-½582006Reykjavik OpenA34 English, Symmetrical
18. E Moskow vs H S Gretarsson  0-1892006Reykjavik OpenD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
19. H S Gretarsson vs T Marinelli  ½-½482006Reykjavik OpenA14 English
20. B Thorfinnsson vs H S Gretarsson  1-0412006Reykjavik OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. H S Gretarsson vs S Bjarnason  ½-½682006Reykjavik OpenA33 English, Symmetrical
22. H Halldorsson vs H S Gretarsson  0-1252006Reykjavik OpenB30 Sicilian
23. H S Gretarsson vs M van Delft  0-1442006Reykjavik KB BankE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. H S Gretarsson vs G Buckley  0-1392006Reykjavik KB BankA04 Reti Opening
25. B Halldorsson vs H S Gretarsson  ½-½822006Reykjavik KB BankD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 584  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-11-08  patzer of patzers: Hjorvar Stein Gretarsson of Iceland. Currently 2284, says he was born in 1993 (??? only 15? and first database game at 5???)
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  Tabanus: Born 29 May 1993, now rated 2358.

He won today the Reykjavik Championship:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Now 2394,

Winner of Meistaramót Skákskólans 28-30 May 2010:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Winner of First Saturday IM A (Budapest Hungary) 5-15 June 2010:, congratulations!

Oct-26-13  twinlark: Congratulations to GM-elect Gretarsson, who achieved his GM title at the European Club Cup (2013).
May-25-14  BIDMONFA: Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson


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  Jonathan Sarfati: Currently Hjörvar Steinn Grétarsson is the highest rated Icelandic player.
Jan-24-22  Albertan: The Best In Iceland:

May-03-22  Albertan: Gretarsson dominâtes Icelandic Championship:

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