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Stefan Kristjansson
S Kristjansson 
Photo courtesy of B. Jónsson           
Number of games in database: 750
Years covered: 1991 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2447 (2522 rapid, 2483 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2503

Overall record: +267 -208 =246 (54.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 29 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (154) 
    B22 B33 B31 B90 B40
 French Defense (46) 
    C02 C11 C01 C10 C12
 Scotch Game (30) 
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B18 B14 B17 B12 B10
 Petrov (19) 
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B97 B92 B96 B99
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (93) 
    C18 C07 C01 C02 C03
 Sicilian (47) 
    B48 B40 B47 B75 B20
 French Winawer (39) 
    C18 C16 C19 C15 C17
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    A46 A45 D02 E00 E10
 Modern Benoni (26) 
    A70 A67 A65 A61 A64
 French Tarrasch (26) 
    C07 C03 C05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Kristjansson vs J P Le Roux, 2006 1-0
   S Kristjansson vs S Steindorsson, 2004 1-0
   R Gunnarsson vs S Kristjansson, 2004 0-1
   H Jadenkus vs S Kristjansson, 2007 0-1
   H Ziska vs S Kristjansson, 2006 0-1
   S Kristjansson vs G Quillan, 2005 1/2-1/2
   S Kristjansson vs Van Huy Nguyen, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   41st World Junior Championship (2002)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2000)
   European Championship (2004)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)

   🏆 ISL-chT Div 1 2017/18
   A Einarsson vs S Kristjansson (Oct-21-17) 0-1
   B Petersson vs S Kristjansson (Oct-20-17) 1/2-1/2
   S Kristjansson vs H S Gretarsson (Oct-01-16) 0-1
   S Kristjansson vs T Koop (Mar-16-16) 0-1
   S Kristjansson vs M Karlsson (Mar-15-16) 1-0

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(born Dec-08-1982, died Feb-28-2018, 35 years old) Iceland

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Stefán was born on 8 December 1982 in Reykjavík. He began playing chess at the relatively late age of 11, at his elementary school Melaskóli. He showed talent and progressed quickly. His attacking playstyle, strong personality and common refusal to accept draws in equal endgames led to elder members of the Reykjavík chess community giving him the affectionate nickname "Pönkið" ("Punk"). Stefán continued to improve: he won the Icelandic School Chess Championship in 2000, and earned his international master title in 2002, at the age of 19. International master and journalist Björn Thorfinnsson described him as the strongest of his age group. Also in 2002, he won the Reykjavík Chess Championship, a feat he repeated in 2006.

Stefán earned his first grandmaster (GM) norm at the Drammen International, held at the start of 2005, scoring 7/9. He earned his second and third GM norms in 2006. The former came at the April First Saturday GM tournament, which he won, scoring 8/11 (+5–0=6; 2609 PR). He achieved the latter at the 22nd European Club Cup in October, scoring 5/7. Stefán began to compete less regularly after this point as he focused on other pursuits, but he dedicated himself to improving his rating in order to attain the GM title. He was awarded the title by FIDE in October 2011, after reaching a rating of 2500. He was the twelfth Icelander to achieve the GM title. l competitions for Iceland: five times at the Chess Olympiad (2000, 2nd reserve board; 2002, reserve board; 2004, 2nd reserve board; 2006, reserve board; 2008, board 4) and four times at the European Team Chess Championship (2001, board 4; 2003, board 3; 2005, board 2; 2007, board 4). His overall Olympiad score was 23/41 (+18–13=10), and his overall European Team Championship score was 16½/32 (+11–10=11). Iceland's best Olympiad result with Stefán on the team was 22nd in 2002, and their best European Team Championship result was 20th in 2001 and 2007.

Stefán achieved a peak rating of 2503 in March 2014, and was the No. 10 ranked Icelandic player as of November 2017 with a rating of 2447.

Stefán died on 28 February 2018, aged 35. The cause of death was not publicly announced. Ví reported that Stefán's death was greatly mourned by the Icelandic chess community; Björn Þorfinnsson wrote that it will take a long time for Icelandic chess to recover.

Wikipedia article: Stefán Kristjánsson

Last updated: 2021-12-08 01:40:01

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 748  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Krasenkow vs S Kristjansson  ½-½121991Peer GyntE92 King's Indian
2. F Olafsson vs S Kristjansson  1-0211995Corr IslandC07 French, Tarrasch
3. J Ragnarsson vs S Kristjansson  ½-½661996Hafnarfjordur opE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
4. S Kristjansson vs T Engqvist  0-1481996Hafnarfjordur opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. S Kristjansson vs S Berg Laachiri  ½-½461996Hafnarfjordur opC49 Four Knights
6. S Kristjansson vs H Asgeirsson  0-1231996Hafnarfjordur opB33 Sicilian
7. S Kristjansson vs J L Burden  1-0241996Hafnarfjordur opE92 King's Indian
8. E H Jensson vs S Kristjansson  1-0341996Hafnarfjordur opC45 Scotch Game
9. B Thorfinnsson vs S Kristjansson  1-0371996Hafnarfjordur opA65 Benoni, 6.e4
10. B Einarsson vs S Kristjansson  1-0351996Hafnarfjordur opE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. S Bjarnason vs S Kristjansson  1-0371996Hafnarfjordur opA56 Benoni Defense
12. S Kristjansson vs D Kjartansson  0-1561997ISL-chBA21 English
13. K Eliasson vs S Kristjansson  0-1411997ISL-chBA60 Benoni Defense
14. S Kristjansson vs K Edvardsson  ½-½501997ISL-ch U18B44 Sicilian
15. S Kristjansson vs J V Gunnarsson  0-1621997ISL-ch U18C42 Petrov Defense
16. Matthias Kormaksson vs S Kristjansson  0-1521997ISL-ch U18B32 Sicilian
17. S Kristjansson vs K Edvardsson  0-1281997ISL-chBC78 Ruy Lopez
18. S Kristjansson vs M Ulfarsson  0-1341997ISL-chBB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
19. Sigurjon Sigurbjornsson vs S Kristjansson  0-1291997ISL-chBD85 Grunfeld
20. E H Jensson vs S Kristjansson  1-0491997ISL-ch U18B15 Caro-Kann
21. S Kristjansson vs S Bekker-Jensen  1-0561997Politiken Cup 19thB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. J Richardson vs S Kristjansson  ½-½591997Politiken Cup 19thA65 Benoni, 6.e4
23. S Kristjansson vs J V Gunnarsson  1-0481997Politiken Cup 19thB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
24. S Kristjansson vs O Jakobsen  0-1361997Politiken Cup 19thB32 Sicilian
25. H El-Kher vs S Kristjansson  ½-½481997Politiken Cup 19thE91 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-17-04  ajit: Mind boggling performance in Reykjavik Blitz. Move over the Carlsens and the Karjakins. Here comes the prodigy!! How old is he by the way??
Aug-26-06  kavalerov: He was 21 when you enquired. He was born December 2, 1982 according to his (dutch) entry on Wikipedia.

I apologize for the tardiness of my reply.

Mar-20-08  Udit Narayan: Hey nice pic!!
Mar-07-12  BIDMONFA: Stefan Kristjansson


Mar-03-18  kereru: Dead at 35, drug problems apparently.

Dec-08-19  jith1207: That's unfortunate.

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