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Saevar Bjarnason

Number of games in database: 316
Years covered: 1973 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2046 (2085 rapid, 2034 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420
Overall record: +92 -135 =89 (43.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (17) 
    E90 E60 E67 E95 E62
 Reti System (17) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (15) 
    B43 B32 B97 B99 B92
 King's Indian Attack (11) 
 English (11) 
    A14 A13 A15 A12 A19
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D85 D97 D70 D91 D96
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (30) 
    C09 C15 C02 C18 C01
 Sicilian (14) 
    B22 B46 B32 B42 B21
 King's Indian (13) 
    E61 E95 E94 E67 E77
 French Winawer (11) 
    C15 C18 C19 C17 C16
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A46 E00 A45 D00
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C98 C92 C99 C91 C93
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Bjarnason vs J Bednarski, 1981 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Icelandic Championship (1987)
   Icelandic Championship (1999)
   Rilton Cup 1978/79 (1978)
   Keres Memorial Open (1998)
   Reykjavik Open (1982)
   Reykjavik Open (1988)
   Copenhagen Open (1981)
   Politiken Cup (1985)
   Reykjavik Open (2002)
   Reykjavik Open (1996)
   Reykjavik Open (2000)
   Nordic Championship (2001)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)

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   G Kjartansson vs S Bjarnason (May-05-14) 1-0
   S Kristjansson vs S Bjarnason (Apr-07-14) 1-0
   H Thorsteinsdottir vs S Bjarnason (Mar-12-14) 1-0
   S Bjarnason vs R Plater (Mar-11-14) 1-0
   P G Jonsson vs S Bjarnason (Mar-10-14) 1-0

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(born Jul-18-1954, died Jul-29-2023, 69 years old) Iceland

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Sæv­ar Jó­hann Bjarna­son was an International Master (1985).

Last updated: 2023-08-03 13:21:07

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 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 316  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Bjarnason vs N Gavrilakis  1-0391973Ch EuropeA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
2. S Bjarnason vs A Kuligowski  1-0561973EU-ch U20 fin-AA04 Reti Opening
3. P Passerotti vs S Bjarnason  0-1481973EU-ch U20 qualC16 French, Winawer
4. S Bjarnason vs S Briem  0-1601974Ch IcelandC30 King's Gambit Declined
5. S Bjarnason vs I Asmundsson  0-1361974ISL-chB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. K Wockenfuss vs S Bjarnason  ½-½681974Eckernfoerde ttC00 French Defense
7. J Eslon vs S Bjarnason  1-0401978Rilton Cup 1978/79D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
8. S Bjarnason vs Plachetka 1-0471978Rilton Cup 1978/79E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. S Bjarnason vs M Svenn  1-0261978Rilton Cup 1978/79D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
10. A D Martin vs S Bjarnason  0-1261978Rilton Cup 1978/79C07 French, Tarrasch
11. M Sirkia vs S Bjarnason  1-0441978Rilton Cup 1978/79A16 English
12. I Asmundsson vs S Bjarnason  1-0531979ISL-chC19 French, Winawer, Advance
13. S Bjarnason vs J Bednarski ½-½211981Copenhagen OpenC11 French
14. Z Jasnikowski vs S Bjarnason  ½-½381981Copenhagen OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
15. S Bjarnason vs M Moe  1-0611981Copenhagen OpenD98 Grunfeld, Russian
16. B Brinck-Claussen vs S Bjarnason  1-0211981Copenhagen OpenA61 Benoni
17. S Bjarnason vs L Roos  0-1331981Copenhagen OpenC16 French, Winawer
18. C Hansen vs S Bjarnason  1-0291981Copenhagen OpenC01 French, Exchange
19. G Carlsson vs S Bjarnason  0-1241981Copenhagen OpenA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
20. S Bjarnason vs K Berg  1-0441981Copenhagen OpenA04 Reti Opening
21. S Bjarnason vs K J Wicker  1-0391981Copenhagen OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
22. E Mortensen vs S Bjarnason  ½-½361981Copenhagen OpenC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
23. S Bjarnason vs L Schneider  0-1441982Reykjavik OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
24. de Firmian vs S Bjarnason  1-0341982Reykjavik OpenC18 French, Winawer
25. S Bjarnason vs R Gruenberg  1-0361982Reykjavik OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
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  stoy: About twenty years ago his first name was written "Saevar". He was an IM, I believe. He spoke several languages.
Apr-16-13  The Last Straw: BJARNASON, Saevar
(Born 7-18-1954)
Federation: Iceland
Current Elo (01-Apr-2013): 2130
Lowest rating when being rated: 2090 (01-Oct-2012)
Highest rating: 2420 (01-Jan-1983)
Oct-18-13  The Last Straw: Darn, what IS happening to this person with such poor results?
Oct-18-13  waustad: <straw>It seems clear that he doesn't take chess very seriously anymore and he's almost 60. He plays when he gets time. Why is this such a surprise? I am a little older than he is and haven't played a rated game in over 20 years. I'm not expecting to be a star when I return. He was a lot better than I was, but still the idea is the same.
Oct-19-13  The Last Straw: <waustad> Good point.
Aug-03-23  avenant69: He passed away on 29 July 2023.

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