Reykjavik Open 2013 – three players lead with 6.0/7

2/24/2013 – The three are Ukrainian GM Pavel Iljanov, who has conceded only two draws and has displayed a performance of 2817; Polish GM Grzegorz Gajewski, with a 2765 performance; and GM Wesley So of the Philippines, who has a rating of 2684 but is performing at a 2761 level. Report after round seven with pictorial impressions by WGM Alina L'Ami.

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The 28th Reykjavik Open 2013 is being held from February 19 to 27, 2012 in Harpa, the spectacular 28,000 sqm. music hall on the harbour, just five minutes walk to downtown Reykjavik, Iceland. The event is a ten-round Swiss with a rate of play of 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds increment from move one. Total prizes are €15.000, including many special prizes for various ages and rating categories, in addition to the traditional top women prize.

Top standings after round seven

Rk.
Title
Name
FED
RtgI
Pts.
Rp
+/–
1
GM
Eljanov Pavel
UKR
2678
6.0
2817
14.0
2
GM
Gajewski Grzegorz
POL
2644
6.0
2765
12.5
3
GM
So Wesley
PHI
2684
6.0
2761
0.0
4
GM
Giri Anish
NED
2722
5.5
2731
4.7
5
GM
Yu Yangyi
CHN
2688
5.5
2724
6.8
6
GM
Dziuba Marcin
POL
2602
5.5
2581
1.3
7
GM
Cheparinov Ivan
BUL
2709
5.5
2696
2.5
IM
Wei Yi
CHN
2501
5.5
2603
12.6
9
GM
Jones Gawain C B
ENG
2637
5.5
2644
4.1
10
GM
Ding Liren
CHN
2709
5.5
2572
-1.9
GM
Yilmaz Mustafa
TUR
2531
5.5
2571
7.0
12
GM
Ipatov Alexander
TUR
2569
5.5
2598
5.3
13
GM
L'ami Erwin
NED
2622
5.5
2628
4.2
14
GM
Amin Bassem
EGY
2631
5.5
2530
-2.4
15
GM
Sokolov Ivan
NED
2644
5.5
2512
-0.4
16
GM
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime
FRA
2715
5.0
2670
1.0
17
GM
Socko Bartosz
POL
2643
5.0
2627
3.6
18
IM
Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn
ISL
2509
5.0
2585
11.2
19
GM
Navara David
CZE
2710
5.0
2552
-8.1
20
GM
Halkias Stelios
GRE
2566
5.0
2489
-0.7
21
GM
Solak Dragan
TUR
2603
5.0
2527
-2.3
22
GM
Grandelius Nils
SWE
2566
5.0
2546
2.3
23
GM
Kuzubov Yuriy
UKR
2622
5.0
2477
-7.1
24
IM
Guramishvili Sopiko
GEO
2414
5.0
2379
1.0
25
WGM
Tan Zhongyi
CHN
2466
5.0
2525
9.4
IM
Schreiner Peter
AUT
2439
5.0
2452
5.1
27
GM
Xiu Deshun
CHN
2530
5.0
2474
0.8
28
GM
Williams Simon K
ENG
2498
5.0
2493
2.9
29
GM
Stefansson Hannes
ISL
2496
5.0
2568
8.5
30
NM
Norowitz Yaacov
USA
2432
5.0
2427
0.0
31
IM
Lou Yiping
CHN
2468
5.0
2433
0.9
32
IM
Bartholomew John
USA
2435
5.0
2447
5.1

Impressions from Reykjavik

By Alina L'Ami


A round under progress in Reykjavik


The leaders with 4.0/4 points face each other in round five: Pavel Eljanov vs Maxime
Vachier-Lagrave. Their Exchange Grünfeld ended after 37 moves in a draw


Round six: Ivan Cheparinov vs Pavel Eljanov, both on 4.5/5 points. Here's what happened:

[Event "Reykjavik Open 2013"] [Site "Reykjavik ISL"] [Date "2013.02.23"] [Round "6.3"] [White "Cheparinov, Ivan"] [Black "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D15"] [WhiteElo "2709"] [BlackElo "2678"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2013.02.19"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. a4 e6 6. g3 dxc4 7. Bg2 c5 8. O-O cxd4 9. Nxd4 Be7 10. a5 O-O 11. Nc2 Qc7 12. Be3 Bd7 13. Bb6 Qc8 14. Ne3 Bb5 15. Rc1 Nfd7 16. Na4 Bg5 17. f4 Nxb6 18. Nxb6 Qc5 19. Rf3 Bf6 20. Nxa8 Rd8 21. Qe1 Nc6 22. Nb6 Bd4 23. Kf2 e5 24. b4 Nxb4 25. fxe5 Nc6 26. Qd2 $2 {This move lost the game for the Bulgarian GM.} ({After} 26. Nbxc4 Bxc4 {White has an unpleasant position, but he is not necessarily lost.}) 26... c3 $1 27. Qc2 Nxe5 28. Qf5 g6 29. Qf4 Re8 30. Nbd5 Qxd5 31. Kf1 Nxf3 0-1


In round five top seed Anish Giri beat Alexander Ipatov in a Caro-Kann in 44 moves


Chinese GM Yu Yangyi who after a great start is now at 5.5/7,
half a point behind the three leaders in the event


Spectators following the live games in Reykjavik


A young spectator has his only corner to watch the games

Links

The games are being broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download a free Playchess client there and get immediate access. You can also use ChessBase 12 or any of our Fritz compatible chess programs.

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