GM Gretarsson jumps to a full point lead at Icelandic Open Chess after 8 rounds

The Icelandic Open Chess is a 10-round Swiss tournament

​Standings after 8 rounds (top 15)

Full results here:

The Icelandic Open Chess is a 10-round Swiss tournament taking place from 1-9 June 2018 in Reykjavik. Chess players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Official website: icelandicopenchess.com

Chess Entry fees

  • GM/WGM/IM/WIM – Free
  • FM/WFM €50
  • Entry fee for non titled Icelandic and foreign players will be €100
  • Players under 16 years old €50

Chess Prizes

  • The Icelandic Chess Champion will receive € 500
  • The Icelandic Women’s Chess Champion will receive € 500
  • The Icelandic Youth Champion (u22) will receive a ISK 50.000 travel allowance for a overseas chess tournament.

The Icelandic Open (regardless of nationality)

1 € 2.000
2 € 1.250
3 € 750
4 € 600
5 € 400

Total € 5.000

Womens prizes (regardless of nationality)

1 € 500
2 € 300
3 € 200

Total € 1.000

Special prizes

Best result according to own rating (2001-) € 250
Best result according to own rating (1000-2000) € 250

Total € 500

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All prizes total € 7.500

In case of equal points in rating prizes and special prizes, then tie break-points will decide. For the main prizes (place number 1 – 5), prizes will be divided with Hort-system among equally ranked players . All prizes will be paid with electronic wire transfer.

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