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Reykjavik Open – six players win with 7.0/9 points

3/17/2011 – Six players tied for first, with 7.0 points from nine games – performances ranged from 2662 (Hammer) to 2722 (Kuzubov). Naturally a lot of attention was given to 14-year-old GM Illya Nyzhnyk, who finished in the leading group with a 2688 performance. Top seed Luke McShane, 2683, played slightly below expectation and led the follow-up group of 21 players with 6.5/9 points. Final report.
 

The MP Reykjavik Open is took place from March 9th to 16th, 2011, with a total of 166 participants from 30 countries, including 29 GMs. This year's tournament was co-sponsored by Deloitte, which honors the memory of ex-partner and Icelandic IM Ingi R. Johannsson. The tournament was also the Nordic Championship.

Top final standings (6.0 and higher, after nine rounds)

Rk. Ti. Name FED
Rtng
Pts.
 TB1 
 TB2 
 TB3 
Perf.
1 GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR
2627
7.0
55.5
43.5
42.50
2722
2 GM Sokolov Ivan NED
2643
7.0
52.5
41.0
40.25
2694
3 GM Baklan Vladimir UKR
2602
7.0
51.5
40.5
39.50
2672
4 GM Miton Kamil POL
2600
7.0
51.5
39.5
38.25
2672
5 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR
2606
7.0
51.0
39.0
38.25
2662
6 GM Nyzhnyk Illya UKR
2563
7.0
50.5
40.0
37.50
2688
7 GM McShane Luke J ENG
2683
6.5
53.0
41.0
36.75
2666
8 GM Hansen Sune Berg DEN
2603
6.5
52.0
41.0
36.50
2622
9 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG
2578
6.5
51.0
40.5
35.50
2620
10 GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL
2602
6.5
50.5
39.0
35.25
2595
11 GM Halkias Stelios GRE
2579
6.5
50.0
39.0
34.50
2648
12 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND
2580
6.5
49.5
39.0
34.25
2603
13 GM Pelletier Yannick SUI
2593
6.5
49.0
38.5
34.25
2544
14 GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU
2506
6.5
49.0
38.0
34.00
2565
15 GM Adly Ahmed EGY
2640
6.5
48.5
38.0
34.00
2591
16 GM Fier Alexandr BRA
2586
6.5
48.0
36.5
33.25
2541
17 GM Stefansson Hannes ISL
2557
6.5
44.5
34.5
31.00
2441
18 IM Berbatov Kiprian BUL
2454
6.0
53.5
43.0
34.00
2565
19 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE
2524
6.0
52.5
41.5
32.75
2585
20 GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR
2670
6.0
52.5
40.5
32.50
2592
21 IM Sammalvuo Tapani FIN
2471
6.0
49.0
38.5
28.75
2490
22 GM Gustafsson Jan GER
2647
6.0
49.0
37.5
30.75
2524
23 GM Friedel Joshua E USA
2529
6.0
48.5
37.5
30.00
2520
24 IM Dronavalli Harika IND
2524
6.0
46.5
36.5
29.25
2449
25 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny LAT
2527
6.0
46.5
36.0
30.00
2469
26 IM Thorfinnsson Bragi ISL
2417
6.0
45.5
36.5
28.25
2431
27   Gislason Gudmundur ISL
2291
6.0
44.0
36.0
27.25
2415
28 GM Mekhitarian Krikor BRA
2529
6.0
41.5
31.5
27.00
2373


GM Yuriy Kuzubov, UKR, 2627, 7.0/9 points, 2722 performance


GM Ivan Sokolov, NED, 2643, 7.0/9 points, 2694 performance


GM Vladimir Baklan, UKR, 2602, 7.0 points, 2672 performance


GM Kamil Miton, POL, 2600, 7.0/9 points, 2672 performance


GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, NOR, 2606, 7.0/9, 2662 performance


GM Illya Nyzhnyk, UKR, 2563, 7.0/9 points, 2688 performance

All photos by Calle Erlendsson


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