GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018 – Bobby Fischer Memorial Date 2018/03/06 to 2018/03/14

GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018 - Bobby Fischer Memorial Date 2018/03/06 to 2018/03/14

The GAMMA Reykjavík Open 2018, set for 6-14th March, will be a very special event as this edition will be dedicated to the chess king Bobby Fischer. March 6th Tuesday 11-12 15:00 Registration 1st round

An Icelandic citizen in his last years, Robert James Fischer was born on March 9th 1943. That means he would have turned 75 years old during GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018. His contributions to chess history will be celebrated during the tournament. Instead of the normal 10 rounds there will be nine rounds this year and a “free day” on March 9th. Then a special event with the support of the European Chess Union will be organized – a Fischer Random championship with excellent prices.

The tournament will dedicate other events to Fischer’s chess life in many different ways. There will be lectures, exhibitions and you will get the opportunity to visit the playing hall from 1972, his grave, his favorite restaurant and of course see the original chess board, which is usually kept in the Icelandic National Museum!

The tournament will be held in Harpa, the 28.000 sqm. concert hall and conference center. A truly unique tournament hall – probably the best in the world!

Reykjavik Open has always a very strong field and there will no difference in 2018. In 2017 there were 266 players from 40 countries with 33 GM’s. Anish Giri was the winner of Reykjavik Open in 2017.

Top prizes in the Open are 5.000€, 2.000€, 1.250€, 800€, 600€. More information on the

Official Homepage of the Organizer,
Among the currently registered players is Henrik Carlsen, father of World Champion Magnus Carlsen.  

Starting rank

No. Name FideID FED Rtg
1 GM Eljanov Pavel 14102951 UKR 2710
2 GM Rapport Richard 738590 HUN 2703
3 GM Kamsky Gata 2000024 USA 2677
4 GM Adhiban B. 5018471 IND 2643
5 GM Adly Ahmed 10601619 EGY 2634
6 GM L Ami Erwin 1007998 NED 2625
7 GM Gledura Benjamin 712779 HUN 2619
8 GM Yilmaz Mustafa 6302718 TUR 2619
9 GM Cornette Matthieu 620084 FRA 2612
10 GM Landa Konstantin 4101685 RUS 2604
11 GM Can Emre 6302181 TUR 2603
12 GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2021285 USA 2600
13 GM Gupta Abhijeet 5010608 IND 2598
14 GM Karthikeyan Murali 5074452 IND 2585
15 GM Lagarde Maxime 662399 FRA 2585
16 IM Tabatabaei Seyedmohammadamin 12521213 IRI 2577
17 GM Grigoriants Sergey 4130804 RUS 2568
18 GM Ramirez Alejandro 6500617 USA 2568
19 GM Friedel Joshua 2017199 USA 2562
20 GM Vaibhav Suri 5045185 IND 2544
21 GM Brunello Sabino 813613 ITA 2542
22 GM Moradiabadi Elshan 12501255 USA 2535
23 IM Sarin Nihal 25092340 IND 2532
24 GM Stefansson Hannes 2300087 ISL 2525
25 IM Abdusattorov Nodirbek 14204118 UZB 2516
26 GM Perelshteyn Eugene 2012529 USA 2514
27 GM Hamitevici Vladimir 13902393 MDA 2513
28 IM Praggnanandhaa Ramesh 25059530 IND 2507
29 GM Fernandez Daniel 5801605 ENG 2498
30 GM Gagare Shardul 5037883 IND 2494
31 IM Gholami Arian 12513342 IRI 2489
32 IM Bartholomew John 2019353 USA 2472
33 IM Bharathakoti Harsha 5078776 IND 2443
34 IM Cornette Deimante 12802859 LTU 2440
35 GM Sundararajan Kidambi 5005370 IND 2427
36 IM Loiseau Quentin 665274 FRA 2426
37 IM Sindarov Javokhir 14205483 UZB 2421
38 FM Antal Tibor Kende 738581 HUN 2419
39 IM Pigott John 400459 ENG 2419
40 GM Thorhallsson Throstur 2300109 ISL 2418
41 IM Kvetny Mark 24603929 GER 2409
42 Bick Gabriel 2084058 USA 2403
43 IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn 2300982 ISL 2400
44 IM Thavandiran Shiyam 2605058 CAN 2399
45 IM Kavutskiy Kostya 2026384 USA 2383
46 IM Haria Ravi 415820 ENG 2376
47 IM Osmak Iulija 14101602 UKR 2375
48 FM Brunello Marina 822590 ITA 2367
49 WIM Unuk Laura 14609215 SLO 2362
50 Midoux Sebastien 611140 FRA 2347
51 FM Shah Fenil 5019850 IND 2346
52 FM Sadhwani Raunak 35093487 IND 2339
53 IM Jensson Einar Hjalti 2301067 ISL 2336
54 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 13301918 USA 2332
55 KULKARNI RAKESH 5037077 IND 2332
56 Sarkar Justin J 2010011 USA 2328
57 FM Þorsteinsson Þorsteinn 2300281 ISL 2327
58 WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca 1212915 USA 2326
59 IM Kantorík Marián 14900513 SVK 2326
60 FM Bewersdorff Oliver 4602897 GER 2322
61 IM Cummings David 2603578 CAN 2322
62 IM Sameer Kathmale 5024498 IND 2320
63 WGM Doluhanova Evgeniya 14112035 UKR 2319
64 IM Povah Nigel 400467 ENG 2319
65 IM L Ami Alina 1210246 ROU 2310
66 IM Sangma Rahul 5013615 IND 2310
67 FM Ragnarsson Dagur 2304058 ISL 2309
68 V S Raahul 25035525 IND 2305
69 Das Soham 35026763 IND 2275
70 Navalgund Niranjan 5030854 IND 2270
71 FM Pantzar Milton 1721003 SWE 2260
72 IM Mohota Nisha 5004330 IND 2256
73 FM Dravid Shailesh 25017969 IND 2246
74 FM Kucuksari Kaan 638016 SWE 2240
75 FM Lorscheid Gerhard 4606000 GER 2228
76 CM Birkisson Bárður Örn 2310597 ISL 2226
77 Moksh Amit Doshi Moksh Amit Doshi 25064967 IND 2221
78 Roe Simon 401471 ENG 2221
79 WGM Ptacnikova Lenka 305650 ISL 2218
80 WGM Nebolsina Vera 4163591 RUS 2211
81 Laustsen Lars 1407554 DEN 2206
82 FM Löw Gerald 4615875 GER 2192
83 FM Maxion Dirk 4601777 GER 2191
84 FM Seyb Dieter 4603346 GER 2190
85 Gautam Yogesh 5009324 IND 2189
86 Finsterwalder Sebastian 24632090 GER 2187
87 Pein Jonathan 417092 ENG 2177
88 Thorvaldsson Jon 2309181 ISL 2170
89 FM Jacobsen Mikkel Manosri 1444514 DEN 2161
90 CM Petersson Baldur Teodor 2309157 SWE 2161
91 Jónsson Gauti Páll 2309092 ISL 2160
92 Adocchio Giampiero 4666011 GER 2157
93 Cumming Rhys 470163 ENG 2155
94 AGM Baldursson Hrannar 2301156 ISL 2153
95 CM Heimisson Hilmir Freyr 2309998 ISL 2136
96 Bucher Grant 413810 ENG 2121
97 K Priyanka 5082986 IND 2103
98 NM Buscar Michael 2603616 CAN 2102
99 Kvamme John A 1500562 NOR 2094
100 Bergsson Stefan 2301393 ISL 2093
101 CM Coleman David J 402087 ENG 2075
102 Grant David 403717 ENG 2069
103 Lunn Matthew 405485 ENG 2069
104 NM Larson Gerald 2018756 USA 2065
105 Thorhallsson Simon 2310090 ISL 2064
106 Ebner Johann 1603957 AUT 2059
107 MK Aleksandar Arandjelovic 918830 SRB 2055
108 Vedant Panesar 35033018 IND 2052
109 Diaz Franck 639125 FRA 2050
110 Birkisson Björn Hólm 2310600 ISL 2046
111 Carlsen Henrik 1502832 NOR 2029
112 Magnússon Magnús 2302128 ISL 2023
113 Christian VALETTE 613940 FRA 2017
114 Marentini Marcel 1318730 SUI 2011
115 Mortensen Rogvi 7202369 FAI 2007
116 Reynolds Ian 410705 ENG 2007
117 WIM Gagare Shalmali 5038650 IND 2001
118 CM Thurlow Kevin 406104 ENG 1999
119 WFM Mohota Swati 5006511 IND 1991
120 Ragnarsson Johann H 2301040 ISL 1991
121 Pozimski Szymon 1138855 POL 1989
122 Yu Henry 30942683 USA 1987
123 Mai Alexander Oliver 2313391 ISL 1981
124 Velez Romero Juan Luis 2273187 ESP 1981
125 Haraldsson Haraldur 2311100 ISL 1978
126 Davidsdottir Nansy 2309491 ISL 1975
127 Mai Aron Þór 2313383 ISL 1965
128 Green Per 1703811 SWE 1961
129 van den Bersselaar Henri 1022032 NED 1930
130 Sikkel Dirk 1050079 NED 1928
131 Meyer Juergen 24661759 GER 1926
132 Moller Agnar T 2303469 ISL 1925
133 Valtysson Þór 2301903 ISL 1922
134 WFM Frank Tena 4624297 GER 1921
135 Sajjadi Kimiya 1516434 NOR 1918
136 Arvidsson Jonas 1717839 SWE 1911
137 Mancini Giustino 806285 ITA 1905
138 Jacobsen Heiðrikur T. 7200340 FAI 1898
139 Kleinert Juergen 4659180 GER 1887
140 Chouhan Sher Singh 5025427 IND 1878
141 Wisler Lars 1417045 DEN 1857
142 Jónsson Ólafur Gísli 2302705 ISL 1856
143 Davidsson Oskar Vikingur 231062 ISL 1854
144 Ilkov Dani 2926849 BUL 1850
145 Agustsson Hafsteinn 2302047 ISL 1847
146 Eiriksson Sigurdur 2302314 ISL 1845
147 Leftheriotis Alexandros 25820770 GRE 1842
148 Carr Jay 30922690 USA 1834
149 Hansen Ib Lynaes 1407511 DEN 1829
150 Marshall Michael 1409956 DEN 1826
Anish Giri is the winner of the 2017 Reykjavik Open
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