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Member since Nov-23-06 · Last seen Jul-08-23
I'm a single mom, green homesteader, veteran researcher and blogger living in rural eastern Iceland.

I'm quite experienced at starting with little to accomplish much, as has my family going back seven generations.

I sometimes joke about my family having been pioneers in farm stay tourism in Iceland. Only, we never charged anyone for anything, which might explain why we never became rich!

Particular interests: eating green stuff, watering plants, playing with dolls, napping.

Crazy Icelanders eat fermented, ammonia filled Greenland shark meat (aka <Hákarl>) that they've let sit for 5 months before consuming. The taste is so bad that they have to wash it down with a shot of <Brennivín> (schnapps flavored with caraway seeds) right away.

Live life to the fullest.
Enjoy what makes you happy.
Root for the underdog.
Cherish your time here.
Always say "thank you."
Tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. Never give up.
Let your words be kind.
Never go down without a fight.
Stand up for what you believe in.
Sleep when you're tired.
Make amends.

For those who like to watch earthquakes:

Oft er lítið um svör, þegar stórt er spurt!

Reykjavik Open (2004) ; Reykjavik Open (2006) ; Reykjavik Open (2008) ; Reykjavik Open (2009) ; Reykjavik Open (2010) ; Reykjavik Open (2011) ; Reykjavik Open (2012) ; Reykjavik Open (2013) ; Reykjavik Open (2014) ; Reykjavik Open (2015) ; Reykjavik Open (2016) ; Reykjavik Open (2017) ; Reykjavik Open (2018) ; Reykjavik Open (2019) ; Reykjavik Open (2023) ;

Historic Icelandic Tournaments:

Reykjavik (1964)

Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972)

Spassky - Hort Candidates Quarterfinal (1977)

Vestmannaeyjar (1985)

Reykjavik Hrokurinn (2003)

Chess in Iceland:

The Icelandic database has much interesting material, a good starting-point being searches with the words ‘skák’, ‘Spassky’ and ‘Fischer’.

<Minn tími mun koma <!>>

>> Click here to see Aurora's game collections.

   Aurora has kibitzed 347 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-29-23 L T Haugen vs P Haberecht, 2023
Aurora: < Bishoprick > The last move is a recording error. The game went on a little longer: < 34...Qxc3 35.Qd5 Qxb4 36.Rf1 R2e6 37.Qb7 Qc4 38.Rg1 a5 39.h3 R6e7 40.Kh2 Qxa4 41.Rf1 Qe4 42.Qa6 Qe2 43.Qxe2 Rxe2 44.Rc1 R2e7 45.Bf4 a4 46.g4 a3 47.Ra1 Re2+ 48.Kg3 a2 > ...
   Jul-31-22 chessforum (replies)
Aurora: <Re 44th Olympiad (2022) : I suppose will upload all games> Here's the Chennai Women link: ;-)
   Mar-28-22 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Aurora: Save the date: Reykjavik Open 2022 <April 6th - April 12th>
   Mar-28-22 Ding Liren (replies)
Aurora: If Bobby Fischer would read this
   Nov-18-21 0 (replies)
Aurora: Simultaneously trying to sell the 3rd and 4th shots to people who took the first 2 or 3, whilst trying to sell the 1st one as 'highly effective' to people who have taken zero, is a <bold strategy>.
   Mar-16-20 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
Aurora: Great that at least one great super event is taking place in these times of corona madness. All the best for all participants! 1. Caruana 2. Ding Liren 2. Vachier-Lagrave 4. Nepomniachtchi 4. Grischuk 6. Wang Hao 6. Giri 6. Alekseenko
   Sep-24-19 Albert Einstein (replies)
Aurora: Climate change “science” is just environmental eugenics.
   Jul-12-19 Grand Prix Riga (2019) (replies)
Aurora: Don't let <Rigavik ISLAT> mislead you any deeper.
   Apr-13-19 Aurora chessforum (replies)
Aurora: The <34th GAMMA Reykjavik Open> is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place in the <Harpa Concert Hall> in the Icelandic capital <from 8-16 April 2019>. The event gathers together around 240 players. The top prize is EUR 5,000. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 ...
   Apr-03-19 Eva Moser (replies)
Aurora: Hvíli hann í friði.
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