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Margeir Petursson

Number of games in database: 1,389
Years covered: 1975 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2475 (2336 rapid, 2334 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555
Overall record: +513 -259 =514 (59.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 103 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (119) 
    E73 E84 E75 E81 E74
 English, 1 c4 e5 (73) 
    A25 A29 A21 A22 A20
 English (65) 
    A10 A13 A15 A14 A18
 Queen's Indian (52) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16 E18
 Grunfeld (42) 
    D85 D94 D82 D93 D86
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    E00 E10 D02 A41 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (250) 
    B32 B22 B30 B76 B27
 Sicilian Dragon (54) 
    B76 B70 B72 B78 B77
 Bogo Indian (49) 
 Slav (44) 
    D17 D10 D18 D11 D19
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    A46 A45 E00 D02 D00
 Nimzo Indian (33) 
    E32 E34 E46 E49 E38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Hodgson vs Petursson, 1989 0-1
   L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 0-1
   Petursson vs Damljanovic, 1988 1-0
   Petursson vs G Laketic, 1990 1-0
   Petursson vs Ljubojevic, 1985 1/2-1/2
   A Martin Gonzalez vs Petursson, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Petursson vs R Djurhuus, 1995 1-0
   Petursson vs L Barillaro, 1994 1-0
   de Firmian vs Petursson, 1984 0-1
   Jansa vs Petursson, 1988 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1985/86 (1985)
   Lugano Open (1989)
   Icelandic Championship (1986)
   Icelandic Championship (1987)
   11th Junior International Tournament (1975)
   Espoo Zonal (1989)
   Hamburg Open (1981)
   European Junior Championship 1978/79 (1978)
   Bela Crkva Open (1983)
   Reykjavik Open (1988)
   Vienna Open (1990)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   Reykjavik Open (1996)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)

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
   M Stankovic vs Petursson (Oct-04-23) 1/2-1/2
   M Lagarde vs Petursson (Oct-02-23) 1-0
   B Lindberg vs Petursson (Jan-05-23) 0-1
   Petursson vs L Livaic (Jan-04-23) 1/2-1/2
   Sasikiran vs Petursson (Jan-03-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-15-1960, 63 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 56; games 1-25 of 1,389  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Gigerl vs Petursson  0-1301975World Junior ChampionshipE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
2. Petursson vs V Gaspar  1-0411975World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
3. A Kuligowski vs Petursson  1-0281975World Junior ChampionshipE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
4. Petursson vs J F Villarreal Felix  ½-½741975World Junior ChampionshipA10 English
5. C Hoi vs Petursson  ½-½461975World Junior ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Petursson vs A Pablo Marin  ½-½601975World Junior ChampionshipA10 English
7. R F Henao vs Petursson  1-0401975World Junior ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. Petursson vs D Bernstein  0-1581975World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
9. S Al Attar vs Petursson  1-0421975World Junior ChampionshipE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
10. Petursson vs K Tikkanen  ½-½421975World Junior ChampionshipA10 English
11. J Raphael vs Petursson  0-1321975World Junior ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. Petursson vs B Kouatly  0-1261975World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
13. F Bonapart vs Petursson  0-1531975World Junior ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
14. Petursson vs C Doucet  1-026197511th Junior International TournamentE08 Catalan, Closed
15. J O Fries-Nielsen vs Petursson  0-127197511th Junior International TournamentB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. M Svenn vs Petursson  ½-½43197511th Junior International TournamentB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. B de Jonghe vs Petursson  0-133197511th Junior International TournamentB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
18. Petursson vs D Cramling  1-042197511th Junior International TournamentA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
19. I Rogers vs Petursson  ½-½391976Wch U16A02 Bird's Opening
20. Petursson vs I Morovic Fernandez  1-0661976Wch U16E17 Queen's Indian
21. Petursson vs G Waters  1-0771976Wch U16D94 Grunfeld
22. P Cramling vs Petursson  1-0321976Wch U16A34 English, Symmetrical
23. Petursson vs Chandler  ½-½321976Wch U16A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
24. D Barlov vs Petursson  1-044197611th Junior International TournamentB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. Petursson vs Vladimirov  ½-½46197611th Junior International TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 56; games 1-25 of 1,389  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


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  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.
Apr-06-12  wordfunph: the one and only book he wrote - King's Indian Defence Averbakh Variation published by Cadogan..

Apr-09-12  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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  eternaloptimist: GM Petursson did something that is really rare last year @ the Olympiad. He was the captain of the Icelandic 🇮🇸 team & he was a player on the team as well! The youngest member of the team was diagnosed w/ Covid the day before he was supposed to leave Iceland & go to the Olympiad. GM Petursson took his place as the reserve player & got 1 win & 2 draws

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