GAMA REYKJAVIK OPEN 2018 STARTS Rapport Richard

GAMA REYKJAVIK OPEN 2018 STARTS Rapport Richard

GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018 - Bobby Fischer Memorial

Organizer(s) Icelandic Chess Federation
Federation Iceland ( ISL )
Tournament director IO Gunnar Bjornsson
Chief Arbiter IA Omar Salama
Time control 90/40+30 (30 sec. from move one)
Location Reykjavik,
Rating calculation Rating national, Rating international
Date 2018/03/06 to 2018/03/14

he organizer reserves the right to make minor changes to the schedule, if deemed necessary by the Organizing Committee. Dates will not be changed.

March 5th Monday  16-20 Registration
March 6th Tuesday 11-12
15:00
Registration
1st round
March 7th Wednesday 09:00
17:00
2nd round
3rd round
March 8th Thursday 17:00 4th round
March 9th Friday Free day – Fischer random tournament
 March 10th Saturday 13:00 5th round
March 11th Sunday 15:00 6th round
March 12th Monday 15:00  7th round
March 13th Tuesday 15:00 8th round
March 14th Wednesday 11:00
17:30
9th round
Closing ceremony
March 15th Thursday Departure of participants

The 33rd edition of GAMA Reykjavik Open will be dedicated to the chess legend and 11th World Chess Champion- Bobby Fischer and besides the main event, the Open Championship, several events will be organized in honor and importance of chess contribution of Bobby Fischer. The events will take place from 5th-14th March in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Along with special Bobby Fischer Memorial events, the Icelandic Chess Federation and European Chess Union will organize the 1st European Fischer Random Cup which will be played on 9th March.

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The Reykjavik Open always had a strong field, and there will not be any difference for this year. 237 players coming from 35 federations from all over the world registered for the event. The battlefield is led by two 2700+ rated players: Richard Rapport (HUN, 2715) and Eljanov Pavel (UKR, 2713), who are followed by ten 2600+ players among whom are: Kamsky Gata (USA, 2677), Adhiban B. (IND, 2650), Adly Ahmed (EGY, 2643), L Ami Erwin (NED, 2634), Gledura Benjamin (HUN, 2632), Cornette Matthieu (FRA, 2620), Yilmaz Mustafa (TUR, 2619), Landa Konstantin (RUS, 2613), Can Emre (TUR, 2603), Lenderman Aleksandr (USA, 2600).

Starting rank list

The main tournament will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 min for 40 moves+ 30 minutes after move 40 with an increment of 30 seconds for every move starting from move one.

The total prize fund of the Reykjavik Open will be 15.000 EUR, including the special prizes dedicated to the best Junior players, best Women players and players with best performance according to own rating.

17632337_941993195904191_1378300318620018614_oAs this year the GAMA Reykjavik Open has a concept of a Bobby Fischer Memorial event, four special memorial events will be organized:

  • Simultaneous Fischer Random Exhibition by IM Nihal Sarin (IND, 2534)
  • European Fischer Random Cup 2018
  • Lunch Lectures
  • Fischer Memorial Tour

Simultaneous Fischer Random Exhibition will take place on 5th March, at the GAMMA headquarters. One of the chess prodigies, IM Nihal Sarin (IND, 2532), 14 years old boy and World number one in the under 14 category, will play a invitational Fischer Random simultaneous exhibition.

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The European Fischer Random Cup 2018, organized and covered by Icelandic Chess Federation and European Chess Union, will take place on 9th March 2018, Bobby Fischer’s birthday, and the day when Bobby Fischer would have turned 75 years during the GAMMA Reykjavik Open. The event will take place in Harpa (the playing venue of the GAMMA Reykjavik Open)

The 9th March will be the rest day of the Reykjavik Open and all the players will have a chance to compete on the event. The highest ranked European chess player will receive the title of European Fischer Random Cup Champion. The tournament is open for everyone, regardless on their title or rating.

The event will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 10 minutes+3 seconds of increment per every move.

The total prize fund of the event will be around 7.500 EUR, with 2.000 EUR reserved for the first place and additional 1.000 EUR for the European Champion! The special prizes for the best women and junior player will be sponsored by GM Susan Polgar.

Official Website of the European Fischer Random Cup 2018

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Lunch lectures will include two lectures with themes: Match of the Century and Bobby Fischer comes home. The lectures will be given by the President of the Icelandic Chess Federation during the Match of the Century, Mr. Mr. Guðmundur G. Þórarinsson and GM Helgi Olafsson who will cover the return of Fischer to Iceland.

The lectures will take place in Bryggjan Brugghus, a short walk from Harpa, on 11th and 13th March.

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Fischer Memorial Tours will include two tours: trip to the Fischer Center in Selfoss and Fischer’s Grave nearby and the second tour- visit to Laugardalshöll, the playing venue of the March of the Century and a visit to the National Museum of Iceland to see the board used in the Match of the Century.

At Laugardalshöll, guests will have an opportunity to see the guest book from the Match of the Century, something that few people have seen, and then the Ping Pong room, where the 3rd game of the Match was played. Guests will be guided through the playing venue. At the National Museum of Iceland, guests will see the famous chess board Fischer and Spassky used during the Match.

The first tour will be organized on 12th March, while the second tour will take place on 13th March.

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The Reykjavik Open 2018 can be followed live, since top boards will be live transmitted, together with live commentary of the games. The broadcast can be followed through the official website of the event or here.

Official Website of the event

http://chess-results.com/tnr304881.aspx?lan=1

Starting rank

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 GM Rapport Richard 738590 HUN 2715
2 GM Eljanov Pavel 14102951 UKR 2713
3 GM Kamsky Gata 2000024 USA 2677
4 GM Adhiban B. 5018471 IND 2650
5 GM Adly Ahmed 10601619 EGY 2643
6 GM L Ami Erwin 1007998 NED 2634
7 GM Gledura Benjamin 712779 HUN 2632
8 GM Cornette Matthieu 620084 FRA 2620
9 GM Yilmaz Mustafa 6302718 TUR 2619
10 GM Landa Konstantin 4101685 RUS 2613
11 GM Can Emre 6302181 TUR 2603
12 GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2021285 USA 2600
13 GM Lagarde Maxime 662399 FRA 2587
14 GM Grigoriants Sergey 4130804 RUS 2568
15 GM Ramirez Alejandro 6500617 USA 2568
16 GM Friedel Joshua 2017199 USA 2562
17 GM Vaibhav Suri 5045185 IND 2544
18 GM Brunello Sabino 813613 ITA 2542
19 GM Moradiabadi Elshan 12501255 USA 2535
20 IM Sarin Nihal 25092340 IND 2534
21 GM Stefansson Hannes 2300087 ISL 2533
22 IM Abdusattorov Nodirbek 14204118 UZB 2518
23 GM Hjartarson Johann 2300044 ISL 2513
24 GM Perelshteyn Eugene 2012529 USA 2513
25 GM Hamitevici Vladimir 13902393 MDA 2512
26 GM Kveinys Aloyzas 12800040 LTU 2511
27 IM Praggnanandhaa Ramesh 25059530 IND 2507
28 GM Fernandez Daniel 5801605 ENG 2505
29 IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian 1512668 NOR 2486
30 IM Bartholomew John 2019353 USA 2477
31 IM Gholami Arian 12513342 IRI 2473
32 IM Cornette Deimante 12802859 LTU 2447
33 IM Kjartansson Gudmundur 2301318 ISL 2432
34 IM Sindarov Javokhir 14205483 UZB 2431
35 IM Loiseau Quentin 665274 FRA 2427
36 GM Sundararajan Kidambi 5005370 IND 2427
37 IM Haria Ravi 415820 ENG 2424
38 FM Antal Tibor Kende 738581 HUN 2419
39 GM Thorhallsson Throstur 2300109 ISL 2419
40 Bick Gabriel 2084058 USA 2416
41 IM Norowitz Yaacov 2024799 USA 2412
42 IM Kvetny Mark 24603929 GER 2408
43 IM Pigott John 400459 ENG 2403
44 IM Thavandiran Shiyam 2605058 CAN 2399
45 IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn 2300982 ISL 2399
46 IM Kavutskiy Kostya 2026384 USA 2383
47 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 13301918 USA 2369
48 FM Brunello Marina 822590 ITA 2367
49 FM Shah Fenil 5019850 IND 2346
50 WIM Unuk Laura 14609215 SLO 2346
51 FM Bisby Daniel 404586 ENG 2339
52 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca 1212915 USA 2326
53 IM Cummings David 2603578 CAN 2322
54 IM Sarkar Justin J 2010011 USA 2322
55 Midoux Sebastien 611140 FRA 2319
56 FM Þorsteinsson Þorsteinn 2300281 ISL 2317
57 IM Kantorík Marián 14900513 SVK 2313
58 FM Bewersdorff Oliver 4602897 GER 2312
59 IM L Ami Alina 1210246 ROU 2306
60 V S Raahul 25035525 IND 2305
61 FM Risting Eivind Olav 1517333 NOR 2304
62 FM Stefansson Vignir Vatnar 2308649 ISL 2300
63 FM Þorgeirsson Jón Kristinn 2307731 ISL 2298
64 IM Povah Nigel 400467 ENG 2284
65 Der Manuelian Haik 2084015 USA 2279
66 FM Kumar Nikhil 30909040 USA 2277
67 Das Soham 35026763 IND 2275
68 WGM Doluhanova Evgeniya 14112035 UKR 2275
69 Navalgund Niranjan 5030854 IND 2275
70 IM Mohota Nisha 5004330 IND 2272
71 FM Pantzar Milton 1721003 SWE 2263
72 FM Dravid Shailesh 25017969 IND 2246
73 FM Kucuksari Kaan 638016 SWE 2240
74 FM Ragnarsson Dagur 2304058 ISL 2236
75 FM Lorscheid Gerhard 4606000 GER 2228
76 CM Heimisson Hilmir Freyr 2309998 ISL 2224
77 Roe Simon 401471 ENG 2221
78 Edvardsson Kristjan 2300893 ISL 2217
79 CM Birkisson Bárður Örn 2310597 ISL 2212
80 WGM Nebolsina Vera 4163591 RUS 2211
81 Jóhannsson Örn Leó 2303051 ISL 2206
82 FM Löw Gerald 4615875 GER 2204
83 Bergsson Stefan 2301393 ISL 2201
84 Laustsen Lars 1407554 DEN 2201
85 WGM Ptacnikova Lenka 305650 ISL 2200
86 Giacomini Hector 605352 FRA 2193
87 FM Seyb Dieter 4603346 GER 2192
88 Finsterwalder Sebastian 24632090 GER 2187
89 FM Maxion Dirk 4601777 GER 2187
90 Pein Jonathan 417092 ENG 2184
91 WFM Janzelj Lara 14608391 SLO 2180
92 WFM Vidic Teja 14605511 SLO 2180
93 Cramling Bellon Anna 32009232 SWE 2175
94 Loftsson Hrafn 2300729 ISL 2169
95 Fridjonsson Julius L 2300842 ISL 2167
96 FM Jacobsen Mikkel Manosri 1444514 DEN 2161
97 Adocchio Giampiero 4666011 GER 2157
98 Cumming Rhys 470163 ENG 2155
99 Karlsson Mikael 2305194 ISL 2150
100 Ingebretsen Jens Evang 1522965 NOR 2132
101 AGM Baldursson Hrannar 2301156 ISL 2130
102 Halldorsson Bragi 2300907 ISL 2126
103 Ingvason Johann 2301431 ISL 2126
104 Kristjánsson Atli Freyr 2302268 ISL 2123
105 Bucher Grant 413810 ENG 2121
106 Kvamme John A 1500562 NOR 2108
107 CM Coleman David J 402087 ENG 2107
108 Jónsson Gauti Páll 2309092 ISL 2104
109 NM Buscar Michael 2603616 CAN 2099
110 CM Petersson Baldur Teodor 2309157 SWE 2073
111 Ebner Johann 1603957 AUT 2070
112 Lunn Matthew 405485 ENG 2069
113 Grant David 403717 ENG 2068
114 Gonzalez Henry 22738509 BRA 2067
115 NM Larson Gerald 2018756 USA 2065
116 Thorhallsson Simon 2310090 ISL 2060
117 Yu Henry 30942683 USA 2051
118 Diaz Franck 639125 FRA 2050
119 Kumar Naman 30908922 USA 2045
120 WFM Þorsteinsdóttir Hallgerður Helga 2302454 ISL 2041
121 Carlsen Henrik 1502832 NOR 2031
122 Marentini Marcel 1318730 SUI 2024
123 Magnússon Magnús 2302128 ISL 2023
124 Birkisson Björn Hólm 2310600 ISL 2022
125 Christian VALETTE 613940 FRA 2022
126 Mortensen Rogvi 7202369 FAI 2018
127 Arnalds Stefan 2304821 ISL 1999
128 Reynolds Ian 410705 ENG 1999
129 CM Thurlow Kevin 406104 ENG 1999
130 Mai Alexander Oliver 2313391 ISL 1995
131 WFM Mohota Swati 5006511 IND 1991
132 Ragnarsson Johann H 2301040 ISL 1985
133 Velez Romero Juan Luis 2273187 ESP 1981
134 Baldvinsson Loftur 2301261 ISL 1977
135 Zhou Aiden 2618826 CAN 1977
136 Davidsdottir Nansy 2309491 ISL 1975
137 Mai Aron Þór 2313383 ISL 1975
138 Murray Mike 2609126 USA 1975
139 Haraldsson Haraldur 2311100 ISL 1963
140 Green Per 1703811 SWE 1961
141 Sajjadi Kimiya 1516434 NOR 1958
142 van den Bersselaar Henri 1022032 NED 1956
143 Sikkel Dirk 1050079 NED 1937
144 Meyer Juergen 24661759 GER 1926
145 Valtysson Þór 2301903 ISL 1922
146 WFM Frank Tena 4624297 GER 1921
147 Fivelstad Jon Olav 1510339 NOR 1916
148 Arvidsson Jonas 1717839 SWE 1913
149 Chouhan Sher Singh 5025427 IND 1911
150 Mancini Giustino 806285 ITA 1905
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