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Throstur Thorhallsson
Number of games in database: 403
Years covered: 1984 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2430 (2510 rapid, 2419 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2489

Overall record: +131 -133 =122 (49.7%)*
   * 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 (79) 
    B90 B40 B32 B22 B81
 French Defense (26) 
    C11 C15 C17 C10 C12
 Scotch Game (15) 
 Giuoco Piano (15) 
    C53 C50 C54
 French (14) 
    C11 C10 C12
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B96 B99 B93 B97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B32 B50 B23 B67 B56
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (24) 
    D27 D20 D23 D26 D21
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D45 D43 D44 D49 D48
 French Defense (20) 
    C11 C14 C10 C13 C04
 Scandinavian (19) 
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (18) 
    B67 B62 B61 B63 B64
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Thorhallsson vs G Burgess, 1997 1-0
   T Thorhallsson vs Hebden, 1994 1-0
   T Thorhallsson vs Blatny, 1986 1/2-1/2
   T Thorhallsson vs Pinter, 1992 1/2-1/2
   Carlsen vs T Thorhallsson, 2001 1/2-1/2
   F Berkes vs T Thorhallsson, 2014 1/2-1/2
   C Esplana vs T Thorhallsson, 2002 0-1
   A Novita vs T Thorhallsson, 2006 0-1
   T Thorhallsson vs H Poettinger, 1996 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Reykjavik Open (2018)

   🏆 Reykjavik Open
   T Thorhallsson vs A Ramirez Alvarez (Mar-13-18) 0-1
   V Nebolsina vs T Thorhallsson (Mar-12-18) 0-1
   T Thorhallsson vs Christian Valette (Mar-11-18) 1-0
   L'Ami vs T Thorhallsson (Mar-10-18) 1-0
   T Thorhallsson vs J Ingvason (Mar-08-18) 1-0

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(born Mar-19-1969, 51 years old) Iceland

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Ţröstur Ţórhallsson. Grandmaster, Icelandic champion in 2012.

Wikipedia article: Throstur Thorhallsson

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 403  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Shamkovich vs T Thorhallsson  1-0281984Reykjavik OpenA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
2. T Bjornsson vs T Thorhallsson  0-1361984Reykjavik OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
3. Blatny vs T Thorhallsson  1-0401986EU-ch U20B01 Scandinavian
4. T Thorhallsson vs Blatny  ½-½311986Wch U20C56 Two Knights
5. Arencibia Rodriguez vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½611986Wch U20D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Anand vs T Thorhallsson  1-0391986Wch U20B57 Sicilian
7. Ivanchuk vs T Thorhallsson  1-0371987Wch U20D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. T Thorhallsson vs Hertneck  0-1481987Gausdal IntC10 French
9. T Thorhallsson vs Blatny  0-1561987Wch U20C60 Ruy Lopez
10. T Thorhallsson vs Flear 1-061198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
11. T Thorhallsson vs Fedorowicz 0-124198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. Anand vs T Thorhallsson  1-043198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
13. T Thorhallsson vs G Runarsson  1-0421987ISL-chD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
14. T Thorhallsson vs D Olafsson  ½-½271987ISL-chA50 Queen's Pawn Game
15. T Thorhallsson vs H Olafsson  0-1701987ISL-chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. Petursson vs T Thorhallsson  1-0331987ISL-chB08 Pirc, Classical
17. G Thorhallsson vs T Thorhallsson  0-1301987ISL-chC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
18. T Thorhallsson vs S Bjarnason  1-0411987ISL-chC15 French, Winawer
19. T Thorhallsson vs O Kristjansson  ½-½441987ISL-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
20. Stefansson vs T Thorhallsson  1-0291987ISL-chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. T Thorhallsson vs K Thorsteins  ½-½191987ISL-chB40 Sicilian
22. T Thorhallsson vs T Arnason  ½-½111987ISL-chC17 French, Winawer, Advance
23. D Hansson vs T Thorhallsson  0-1381987ISL-chC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
24. J Vidarsson vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½241987ISL-chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. A Karason vs T Thorhallsson  1-0341987ISL-chD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 403  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.
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  vonKrolock: Ţröstur Ţórhallsson
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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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