Age difference between the players: 92 years!

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2/26/2003 – 2,000 hot dogs and over 3,000 cans of soft drink. Those are the numbers served and consumed at the Chess Festival held at the Reykjavik Art Museum, which was as crowded as a shopping mall on Christmas Eve. There Julia Ros Hafsteinsdottir, 10, played a match agains Gudmundur Dadason, still pushing pawns at the age of 102! In the main tournament Alexei Shirov, 30, is in the lead.

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The Hrokurinn Chess Club chess festival takes place 18th - 27th of February in the Reykjavik Art Museum. The main event during this time is the Category XV tournament featuring Adams and Shirov.

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