Reykjavik Open 2009

24th March to 1st April in Reykjavik, Iceland

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The Reykjavik Open 2009, organized by Icelandic Chess Federation and Reykjavik Chess Academy, in which 110 players took participation, finished yesterday with a four-way tie on the first place. The local chess fans are pleased that GM Steingrimsson Hedinn and GM Stefansson Hannes are among the top finishers, together with GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy and GM Marin Mihail.

The top-seeded GM Areshchenko Alexander could not make more than a draw against Canadian IM Roussel-Roozmon Thomas in the final round, and both of them have completed the tournament with 6,5 points, sharing 5-10th place. On the same position is IM Popovic Milos, rated 2400 FIDE, who made a stunt in the final two rounds by beating prominent Grandmasters Leon Hoyos and Hillarp Persson.

Final standings:

1-4. GM Steingrimsson Hedinn 2547 ISL, GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2604 UKR, GM Stefansson Hannes 2563 ISL and GM Marin Mihail 2556 ROU – 7,0

5-10. GM Areshchenko Alexander 2673 UKR, GM Shulman Yuri 2639 USA, IM Vocaturo Daniele 2445 ITA, IM Roussel-Roozmon Thomas 2479 CAN, IM Popovic Milos 2400 SRB and IM Shytaj Luca 2453 ITA – 6,5

11-18. GM Maze Sebastien 2579 FRA, GM Conquest Stuart 2531 ENG, IM Grandelius Nils 2464 SWE, GM Gupta Abhijeet 2569 IND, GM Nataf Igor-Alexandre 2533 FRA, GM Williams Simon 2507 ENG, GM Siebrecht Sebastian 2440 GER and IM Harika Dronavalli 2473 IND – 6,0 etc

More information on the official website

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GM Hedinn Steingrimsson (photo by Viktor Novotný)

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