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Margeir Petursson
Number of games in database: 1,190
Years covered: 1975 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2475 (2336 rapid, 2334 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +439 -230 =439 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 82 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (102) 
    E73 E84 E75 E81 E74
 English, 1 c4 e5 (65) 
    A25 A29 A21 A22 A20
 English (51) 
    A10 A13 A14 A15 A16
 Queen's Indian (49) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16 E19
 Grunfeld (41) 
    D85 D94 D82 D86 D93
 Modern Benoni (30) 
    A57 A56 A67 A69 A70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (212) 
    B32 B30 B22 B76 B72
 Sicilian Dragon (48) 
    B76 B72 B70 B77 B78
 Bogo Indian (42) 
 Slav (37) 
    D17 D18 D10 D19 D11
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A46 E00 A45 D00 D05
 Tarrasch Defense (29) 
    D34 D32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 0-1
   J M Hodgson vs Petursson, 1989 0-1
   Petursson vs Damljanovic, 1988 1-0
   Petursson vs G Laketic, 1990 1-0
   A Martin Gonzalez vs Petursson, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Petursson vs L Barillaro, 1994 1-0
   Petursson vs Ljubojevic, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Petursson vs T Halasz, 1988 1-0
   Jansa vs Petursson, 1988 0-1
   Petursson vs R Djurhuus, 1995 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lugano Open (1989)
   Icelandic Championship (1987)
   11th Junior International Tournament (1975)
   8th European Junior Championship 1978/79 (1978)
   New York op (1987)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   Politiken Cup 18th (1996)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   GMA Baleares op (1989)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Tallinn 1981 by Chessdreamer
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1990 by suenteus po 147
   Nikki Sicilian dragon by reurbz

   🏆 European Club Cup
   Petursson vs A Zlatin (Nov-16-19) 1/2-1/2
   Petursson vs M Miljkovic (Nov-15-19) 1-0
   Petursson vs T Maenhout (Nov-12-19) 1-0
   I Saric vs Petursson (Nov-11-19) 1-0
   C Marzano vs Petursson (Nov-10-19) 0-1

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(born Feb-15-1960, 61 years old) Iceland

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Margeir Pétursson was born in Reykjavik. He was awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1986. He won the Icelandic Championship in 1986 and 1987. In tournaments he was 1st= at Gausdal 1985, 2nd= at Reykjavik 1985, 1st at Hastings 1985-86 and 1st at Tórshavn 1987. Pétursson is also a FIDE Senior Trainer (2018).

Wikipedia article: Margeir Pétursson

Last updated: 2019-02-15 06:57:03

 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Kuligowski vs Petursson  1-0281975Wch U20E82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
2. Petursson vs C Doucet  1-026197511th Junior International TournamentE08 Catalan, Closed
3. J Fries-Nielsen vs Petursson  0-127197511th Junior International TournamentB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. M Svenn vs Petursson  ½-½43197511th Junior International TournamentB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. B de Jonghe vs Petursson  0-133197511th Junior International TournamentB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
6. Petursson vs D Cramling  1-042197511th Junior International TournamentA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
7. I Rogers vs Petursson  ½-½391976Wch U16A02 Bird's Opening
8. I Johannsson vs Petursson  1-0491976ReykjavikE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. Petursson vs Chandler  ½-½321976Wch U16A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
10. Petursson vs G Waters  1-0771976Wch U16D94 Grunfeld
11. S Matera vs Petursson  ½-½191976ReykjavikA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Petursson vs H Angantysson  ½-½441976ReykjavikA10 English
13. P Cramling vs Petursson  1-0321976Wch U16A34 English, Symmetrical
14. Petursson vs Morovic Fernandez  1-0661976Wch U16E17 Queen's Indian
15. Petursson vs G Gunnarsson  1-01131976ReykjavikA10 English
16. B Thorsteinsson vs Petursson  0-1631976ReykjavikB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
17. Barlov vs Petursson  1-044197611th Junior International TournamentB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Petursson vs Vladimirov  ½-½46197611th Junior International TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Petursson vs J Marschner  1-040197611th Junior International TournamentA13 English
20. D Donchev vs Petursson  1-024197611th Junior International TournamentE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
21. H Angantysson vs Petursson  1-0241976ISL-chB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
22. N Grinberg vs Petursson 1-0301976Wch U16B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. Van der Wiel vs Petursson  0-1431976Wch U16B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. Petursson vs J M Hodgson  1-0481976Wch U16A15 English
25. L Arnold vs Petursson  0-1731976Wch U16B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,190  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-20-05  PivotalAnorak: I checked on the FIDE site, Petursson is a GM (even though it seems he doesn't play anymore, just like other Icelandic GM's, like Johann Hjartarson for instance).
Apr-20-05  Halldor: He is a lawyer and active on the stock-market. He still plays occasionally in tournaments, mostly blitz for the fun. Very solid strategical player.
Dec-29-05  smeagol2005: Peturson is surely a great Icelandic chess player!
Jan-04-06  karlth: Petursson was always an extremely solid strategic player - who I always felt should have come from the Soviet chess school.

He rarely plays publicly today but is an extremely successful investment banker:

Feb-15-06  BIDMONFA: Margeir Petursson


Feb-15-10  xenophon: <He rarely plays publicly today but is an extremely successful investment banker> probably wishes he stuck to chess now
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  OhioChessFan: I guess his best friends Fanny and Freddie have taken care of him.
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  wordfunph: the one and only book he wrote - King's Indian Defence Averbakh Variation published by Cadogan..

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  whiteshark: Here's another great game by Petursson which I've uploaded today:

[Event "Gausdal"]
[Site ""]
[Date "1984.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ogaard, Leif"]
[Black "Petursson, Margeir"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D34"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Bg5 d4 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 12. Nd5 Qd8 13. Nd2 Re8 14. Re1 a6 15. Nb3 Ba7 16. Rc1 Bf5 17. Qd2 Be4 18. Bxe4 Rxe4 19. Nb4 Nxb4 20. Qxb4 Qd7 21. Qc4 Rae8 22. Nd2 R4e7 23. Nf3 h6 24. Rcd1 b5 25. Qd3 Re4 26. a3 Qd5 27. Nd2 Re3 28. fxe3 Rxe3 29. Rc1 Rxd3 30. exd3 Kh7 31. Re2 Bb8 32. Rc2 Bd6 33. Ne4 Be7 34. g4 Bg5 35. Rc5 Qb3 36. Nxg5 hxg5 37. Rd2 Qe6 38. Rf2 Qxg4 39. Kf1 Qd1 40. Kg2 f6 41. Rcf5 Qxd3 42. R5f3 Qe4 43. Kg3 Kg6 44. Rd2 Qe1 45. Rdf2 d3 0-1

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  eternaloptimist: Check out my comment @ this game!! Lol!!:
Petursson vs A A Gretarsson, 1999
Oct-19-15  Conrad93: Ah, Petursson. The Averbakh specialist.
This guy has some impressive games with the line.

And he's played against both Karpov and Kasparov in their prime. Not many can say that.

Feb-15-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Player of the Day and GM Margeir Petursson.
May-24-20  Nosnibor: Although it`s not mentioned in the bio.he shared first place with Korchnoy in the Lugano Open,1989 with 8 points from 9 games .finishing 1.5 points clear of a very strong field including Miles,Gheorgiu,Chernin,Hort.Browne,Sax etal.

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