Runavík Open 2017

The tournament format is 9-round Swiss

Talvsamband Føroya is holding the 2017 Runavík Open from 20-26th November at the Løkshøll in Runavík in the Faroe Islands.

The tournament format is 9-round Swiss with 59 participants from 16 countries, including 12 Grandmasters. FIDE title norms are possible.

There is no entry fee and the top prizes are EUR 1300/800/600/450/300 etc. There are also special prizes for juniors and elo sections.

Tournament director is Finnbjørn Vang and chief arbiter is IA Hans Hjalti Skaale. The organizers provide free excursions: Navia and wool production last 300 years, Garðahúsið í Søldarfirði, Walk around Toftavatn.

The event is sponsored by Föroya Bjór. More information on the official website.


1 GM Sengupta Deep IND 2587
2 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2553
3 GM Khenkin Igor GER 2552
4 GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2540
5 GM Ulybin Mikhail RUS 2528
6 GM Maiorov Nikita BLR 2521
7 GM Hamitevici Vladimir MDA 2519
8 GM Yinglun Xu CHN 2518
9 GM Narayanan Srinath IND 2517
10 GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2503
11 IM Nihal Sarin IND 2487
12 GM Savchenko Stanislav UKR 2479
13 IM Xu Yi CHN 2465
14 GM Bakre Tejas IND 2456
15 IM Kjartansson Gudmundur ISL 2435
16 IM Jensson Einar Hjalti ISL 2372
17 FM Bjerre Jonas DEN 2354
18 FM Nielsen Hogni Egilstoft FAI 2354
19 FM Nielsen Rogvi Egilstoft FAI 2340
20 IM Rodgaard John FAI 2332