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Throstur Thorhallsson
Number of games in database: 422
Years covered: 1984 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2430 (2510 rapid, 2419 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2489

Overall record: +138 -135 =132 (50.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (82) 
    B90 B40 B22 B32 B30
 French Defense (27) 
    C11 C15 C17 C10 C12
 Scotch Game (16) 
 Giuoco Piano (15) 
    C53 C50 C54
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B96 B99 B97 B93
 French (14) 
    C11 C10 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B32 B50 B23 B62 B67
 Semi-Slav (24) 
    D45 D43 D44 D49 D48
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (24) 
    D27 D20 D23 D26 D21
 French Defense (21) 
    C11 C14 C13 C02 C04
 Scandinavian (19) 
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (19) 
    B62 B67 B61 B64 B63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Thorhallsson vs G Burgess, 1997 1-0
   Carlsen vs T Thorhallsson, 2001 1/2-1/2
   T Thorhallsson vs Pinter, 1992 1/2-1/2
   T Thorhallsson vs Hebden, 1994 1-0
   T Thorhallsson vs Blatny, 1986 1/2-1/2
   C Esplana vs T Thorhallsson, 2002 0-1
   T Thorhallsson vs I Johannesson, 2003 1-0
   A Novita vs T Thorhallsson, 2006 0-1
   T Thorhallsson vs H Poettinger, 1996 1-0
   F Berkes vs T Thorhallsson, 2014 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Icelandic Championship (1987)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Reykjavik Open (2018)

   🏆 Kvika Reykjavik Open
   Niemann vs T Thorhallsson (Apr-12-22) 1-0
   T Thorhallsson vs A O Mai (Apr-11-22) 1-0
   Eero Valkama vs T Thorhallsson (Apr-10-22) 1/2-1/2
   T Thorhallsson vs A Cramling Bellon (Apr-10-22) 1-0
   T Thorhallsson vs Lars Tormod Haugen (Apr-08-22) 1-0

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(born Mar-19-1969, 53 years old) Iceland

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Þröstur Þórhallsson. Grandmaster, Icelandic champion in 2012.

Wikipedia article: Throstur Thorhallsson

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 568  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Thorhallsson vs P Cramling  0-1811984Reykjavik opB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. Shamkovich vs T Thorhallsson 1-0281984Reykjavik opA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
3. T Bjornsson vs T Thorhallsson  0-1361984Reykjavik opC50 Giuoco Piano
4. Fedorowicz vs T Thorhallsson  1-0531986Reykjavik OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. T Thorhallsson vs G Ligterink  0-1481986Reykjavik OpenB83 Sicilian
6. H Karlsson vs T Thorhallsson  0-1221986Reykjavik OpenB01 Scandinavian
7. T Thorhallsson vs A Karklins  ½-½351986Reykjavik OpenC45 Scotch Game
8. A Pyhala vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½491986Reykjavik OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. T Thorhallsson vs Schussler  0-1451986Reykjavik OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
10. T Thorhallsson vs Hoi  1-0271986Reykjavik OpenB07 Pirc
11. T Thorhallsson vs Seirawan  0-1381986Reykjavik OpenC15 French, Winawer
12. Arencibia Rodriguez vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½611986Wch U20D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Anand vs T Thorhallsson  1-0391986Wch U20B57 Sicilian
14. T Thorhallsson vs Blatny  ½-½311986Wch U20C56 Two Knights
15. F Manca vs T Thorhallsson  0-1321986European Youth Championship 1986/87B01 Scandinavian
16. T Thorhallsson vs R Djurhuus  1-0361986European Youth Championship 1986/87C12 French, McCutcheon
17. T Thorhallsson vs J Brenninkmeijer  ½-½361986European Youth Championship 1986/87C02 French, Advance
18. B Spycher vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½131986European Youth Championship 1986/87D04 Queen's Pawn Game
19. N McDonald vs T Thorhallsson  0-1581986European Youth Championship 1986/87A43 Old Benoni
20. T Thorhallsson vs Ivanchuk  ½-½251986European Youth Championship 1986/87B22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. T Thorhallsson vs J Gdanski  ½-½401986European Youth Championship 1986/87C13 French
22. Piket vs T Thorhallsson  1-0421986European Youth Championship 1986/87A43 Old Benoni
23. T Thorhallsson vs N Sommerbauer  1-0251986European Youth Championship 1986/87B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. Blatny vs T Thorhallsson  1-0401986European Youth Championship 1986/87B01 Scandinavian
25. T Thorhallsson vs J Howell  ½-½311986European Youth Championship 1986/87C45 Scotch Game
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 568  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-04-06  karlth: Born in 1969. One of only two Grandmasters from the second wave of Icelandic chess players that emerged after Hjartason, Peturson, Olafsson and Arnason in the late 80s and early 90s.

Real estate broker by profession.

Jan-09-06  atripodi: <Real estate broker by profession.> Gotta be a tough gig in Iceland.
Jan-13-06  karlth: Well considering that house prices have about doubled in the last 3 years it is quite lucrative at the moment. :)
Jan-13-06  PivotalAnorak: <karlth> Thorhallsson is "one of only two grandmasters...", who's the other one ? Thanx in advance.
Jan-13-06  karlth: Helgi Gretarsson. World Junior Chess Champion 1994.

I don't know how much it affected things but a few decades ago the Icelandic Government decided to pay every GM a teacher's salary for his title alone.

Quite a unique boost for chess but then again it has sometimes been called the national sport.

Jan-13-06  karlth: Perhaps I should add the GMs have to be active to recieve their pay.

Anyway a few weeks ago Thorhallson "donated" the rights to his salary to a recently immigrated GM.

A very generous gesture from a very nice chap.

Jan-13-06  PivotalAnorak: <karlth> thanks for these interesting informations. Cheers !
Mar-03-06  blingice:

The Scandinavian doesn't seem to work well for this man. Possibly regional pride keeps him coming back...

Sep-22-10  lentil: <blingice> -8 +6 overall is not a bad record as black. Also consider that he lost his first 6 (recorded) games with this opening, so since then he is -2 +6. Not so bad at all.
Mar-10-11  vonKrolock: Þröstur Þórhallsson
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  Tabanus: I believe he is underrated simply because of playing mostly in Iceland. He defeated Gustafsson today:

[Event "Reykjavik Open"]
[Date "2011.03.10"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Thorhallsson, Throstur"]
[Black "Gustafsson, Jan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2387"]
[BlackElo "2647"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O d6 5. c3 Nf6 6. d4 Bb6 7. dxe5 Nxe5 8. Nxe5 dxe5 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. Nd2 Ke7 11. b3 Bc5 12. Nf3 Nxe4 13. Nxe5 Be6 14. Bxe6 Kxe6 15. Nd3 Bb6 16. Re1 f5 17. Be3 Rhd8 18. Rad1 Kf6 19. c4 Nc3 20. Rd2 Ne4 21. Rdd1 Bxe3 22. Rxe3 Nc5 23. Kf1 Rd4 24. Nb2 Rad8 25. Rxd4 Rxd4 26. f3 a5 27. Ke1 Rh4 28. h3 Rd4 29. Rc3 h5 30. Ke2 g5 31. g3 h4 32. g4 Ke5 33. a3 Kf4 34. b4 axb4 35. axb4 Nd7 36. Nd3+ Kg3 37. gxf5 Nf6 38. f4 Ne4 39. Ra3 Rxc4 40. fxg5 Kxh3 41. f6 Rc2+ 42. Kd1 Rd2+ 43. Ke1 1-0

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  whiteshark: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

<GM Throstur Thorhallsson was crowned <the Icelandic Champion 2012 in chess>> after beating IM Bragi Thorfinnsson in an extraordinarily close and exciting match.

Thorhallsson and Thorfinnsson were joint winners of the Icelandic Chess Champion in April this year, the strongest Icelandic Championship so far during this century. They first played a four-game match, which ended 2-2 (one victory each and two draws) last Monday.


Feb-26-13  BIDMONFA: Throstur Thorhallsson


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