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The Reykjavik Open is an annual chess tournament that takes place in the capital city of Iceland. It was held every two years up to 2008, currently it runs annually. The first edition was held in 1964 and was won by Mikhail Tal with a score of 12.5 points out of 13.[1] The tournament is currently played with the Swiss system, while from 1964 to 1980 and in 1992 it was a round-robin tournament.

The 2013 edition was voted the second best open tournament of the year in the world by the Association of Chess Professionals, behind Gibraltar Chess Festival.[2]

WinnersEdit

All players finishing equal first are listed; the winner after tiebreaks is listed first.

blue : Round-robin tournament
# Year Winner(s)
1 1964   Mikhail Tal (Soviet Union)
2 1966   Friðrik Ólafsson (Iceland)
3 1968   Evgeny Vasiukov (Soviet Union),   Mark Taimanov (Soviet Union)
4 1970   Guðmundur Sigurjónsson (Iceland)
5 1972   Friðrik Ólafsson (Iceland),   Florin Gheorghiu (Romania),   Vlastimil Hort (Czechoslovakia)
6 1974   Vassily Smyslov (Soviet Union)
7 1976   Friðrik Ólafsson (Iceland),   Jan Timman (Netherlands)
8 1978   Walter Browne (United States)
9 1980   Viktor Kupreichik (Soviet Union)
10 1982   Lev Alburt (United States)
11 1984   Jóhann Hjartarson (Iceland),   Helgi Ólafsson (Iceland),   Samuel Reshevsky (United States)
12 1986   Predrag Nikolić (SFR Yugoslavia)
13 1988   Jón Árnason (Iceland)
14 1990   Helgi Ólafsson (Iceland),   Jón Árnason (Iceland),   Sergey Dolmatov (Soviet Union),
  Lev Polugaevsky (Soviet Union),   Rafael Vaganian (Soviet Union),   Yasser Seirawan (United States),
  Nick de Firmian (United States),   Yuri Razuvaev (Soviet Union),   Erling Mortensen (Norway)
15 1992   Jóhann Hjartarson (Iceland),   Alexei Shirov (Latvia)
16 1994   Hannes Stefánsson (Iceland),   Vadim Zvjaginsev (Russia),   Evgeny Pigusov (Russia)
17 1996   Simen Agdestein (Norway),   Predrag Nikolić (Bosnia),   Jonathan Tisdall (Norway)
18 1998   Larry Christiansen (United States)
19 2000   Hannes Stefánsson (Iceland)
20 2002   Jaan Ehlvest (Estonia),   Oleg Korneev (Russia)
21 2004   Alexei Dreev (Russia),   Vladimir Epishin (Russia),   Emil Sutovsky (Israel) ,
  Jan Timman (Netherlands),   Levon Aronian (Armenia),   Igor-Alexandre Nataf (France),
  Jaan Ehlvest (Estonia),   Robert Markuš (Serbia and Montenegro)
22 2006   Gabriel Sargissian (Armenia),   Ahmed Adly (Egypt),   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan),
  Igor-Alexandre Nataf (France),   Pentala Harikrishna (India)
23 2008   Wang Hao (China),   Hannes Stefánsson (Iceland),   Wang Yue (China)
24 2009   Héðinn Steingrímsson (Iceland),   Yuriy Kryvoruchko (Ukraine),   Hannes Stefánsson (Iceland)
25 2010   Ivan Sokolov (Bosnia),   Yuri Kuzubov (Ukraine),   Abhijeet Gupta (India),
  Hannes Stefánsson (Iceland)
26 2011   Yuri Kuzubov (Ukraine),   Ivan Sokolov (Netherlands),   Vladimir Baklan (Ukraine),
  Kamil Miton (Poland),   Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway),   Illya Nyzhnyk (Ukraine)
27 2012   Fabiano Caruana (Italy)
28 2013   Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine),   Wesley So (Philippines),   Bassem Amin (Egypt)
29 2014   Li Chao (China)
30 2015   Erwin l'Ami (Netherlands)
31 2016   Abhijeet Gupta (India)
32 2017   Anish Giri (Netherlands)
33 2018   Baskaran Adhiban (India)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "50 years since first Reykjavik Open". reykjavikopen.com. 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  2. ^ "London Candidates Tournament of the Year 2013". ACP. 2014-05-02. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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