GM Aloyzas Kveinys (2545) sole leader after two round-day

Five players where tied in the lead after round three yesterday. A fact that did not change in round four Sunday morning, as all of the leaders made draws and none of the runners-up managed to win their games and join the leaders. Top five boards in Round 4 on 2017/11/12 at 10:00 Bo. No.…

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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…

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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…

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Dates set for the 1st edition of the Northern Lights Open!

The Icelandic Chess Federation announces the 1st edition of the “Northern Lights Open”, which is tailor made for norm-hunters.   Tournament information System The tournament is a 9 round swiss system open international chess tournament   Minimum requirements A FIDE-rating of 2100+ is required to participate. The Organizers reserve the right to allow players rated below 2100…

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