Hannes Hlífar Íslandsmeistari í 12. sinn eftir spennandi einvígi

For the first time in it's 100 year history the national championship will be an open tournament. Play with beautiful panoramic view from the 20th floor in Borgartún in Reykjavík


Check out the playing schedule. Play is from the 31st of May till the 8th of June, a 9 round Open Swiss with a possibility for a bye in rounds 1-6 for "chess tourists"

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The Icelandic Open will have a total prize pool of 6.000 EUR. Top prizes for male and females and special prizes for best performance according to rating (rating performance-rating)

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Rules/Info/Entry Fees

Check out the details of this 10-round Swiss Open tournament.

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Iceland & Chess

Wang Hao visisted Iceland in 2008 and had this to say:

I loved Iceland, It just felt very fresh every day, because of the nature, the air, the friendly people.