Five in the lead as sparks fly in round three

Round three of the Northern Lights Open provided some very interesting games while all three leaders before the round failed to maintain their lead. On board one GM Aloyzas Kveinys (2545) drew GM Xu Yinglun (2518), after missing a strong continuation after his opponents blunder. And on board two, GM Hannes Hlífar Stefánsson (2514) played against…

Three GM’s in the lead after two rounds

The Northern Lights Open started Friday and already we had an upset in the first round when IM Einar Hjalti Jensson (2371) managed to beat the highest rated player, GM Hjörvar Steinn Grétarsson (2571) in a long, hard-fought game, the longest game in the round in fact. The rest of the field was consistent, with…