Erwin l'Ami now sole leader in Reykjavik

by Johannes Fischer
3/16/2015 – The seventh round of the Open in Reykjavik was heavily contested: on the first eleven boards not a single draw way played, while seven games were won by black and four by white. One of the winners with white was Erwin l'Ami, who defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in 21 moves. With 6.5/7 L'Ami now leads the field, followed by four players with 6.0/7.

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New tournament leader: Erwin l'Ami

Erwin l'Ami won surprisingly quickly against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

 

The seventh round brought him no luck: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Pavel Eljanov won with black against...

...Alexander Fier

 

 

Still dangerous: Julio Granda Zuniga

 

 

Security is strict in Reykjavik - but Erwin l'Ami came out clean.

And so did Pavel Eljanov.

But the young American GM Daniel Naroditsky...

...probably had too much - or the wrong kind of - change in his pockets.

However, this did not seem to affect his concentration.
He defeated Rui Gao from China with an energetic attack.

 

Energetic play in the opening brought Gawain Jones victory against the young Wang Yiye from China.

 

 

Zhansaya Abdumalik

Results of round 7

Br. Nr.     Name Elo Pkt. Ergebnis Pkt.   Name Elo   Nr.
1 11
 
GM L'ami Erwin 2605 1 - 0 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2756
 
1
2 13
 
GM Fier Alexandr 2601 0 - 1 5 GM Eljanov Pavel 2727
 
3
3 18
 
GM Stefansson Hannes 2560 5 0 - 1 5 GM Granda Zuniga Julio E 2646
 
7
4 9
 
GM Naroditsky Daniel 2633 5 1 - 0 5 GM Gao Rui 2533
 
23
5 43
 
IM Gunnarsson Jon Viktor 2443 5 0 - 1 5 GM Hansen Eric 2566
 
16
6 36
 
IM Georgiadis Nico 2468 0 - 1 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2676
 
4
7 5
 
GM Movsesian Sergei 2665 1 - 0 IM Bekker-Jensen Simon 2462
 
37
8 44
 
IM Petrov Nikita 2435 0 - 1 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig 2651
 
6
9 46
 
IM Wang Yiye 2433 0 - 1 GM Jones Gawain C B 2642
 
8
10 48
 
GM Thorhallsson Throstur 2428 0 - 1 GM Gupta Abhijeet 2625
 
10
11 25
 
GM Steingrimsson Hedinn *) 2530 4 1 - 0 WGM Maisuradze Nino 2302
 
84
12 49
 
IM Esserman Marc 2426 ½ - ½ GM Grandelius Nils 2603
 
12
13 50
 
IM Norowitz Yaacov 2422 ½ - ½ GM Jussupow Artur 2573
 
15
14 63
 
IM Sarkar Justin 2376 0 - 1 IM Stopa Jacek 2544
 
21
15 27
 
GM Danielsen Henrik 2514 1 - 0 IM Sequera Paolini Jose Rafael 2408
 
52
16 78
 
FM Antal Tibor Kende 2317 0 - 1 GM Pakleza Zbigniew 2498
 
30
17 31
 
GM Idani Pouya 2496 1 - 0   Edvardsson Kristjan 2176
 
108
18 65
 
WGM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2357 4 1 - 0 4 GM Brunello Sabino 2540
 
22
19 66
 
IM Welling Gerard 2355 4 0 - 1 4 GM Rasmussen Allan Stig 2532
 
24
20 68
 
FM Gulamali Kazim 2350 4 0 - 1 4 GM Grover Sahaj 2519
 
26
21 29
 
IM Tari Aryan 2509 4 0 - 1 4 FM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian 2351
 
67
22 73
 
FM Nguyen Thai Dai Van 2338 4 1 - 0 4 IM Kjartansson Gudmundur 2491
 
32
23 33
 
GM Rombaldoni Axel 2488 4 1 - 0 4 IM Vuilleumier Alexandre 2349
 
69
24 34
 
GM Colovic Aleksandar 2482 4 ½ - ½ 4 FM Bisby Daniel L 2321
 
76
25 35
 
GM Kristjansson Stefan 2482 4 ½ - ½ 4 WIM Ni Shiqun 2315
 
80

All results...

Standings after round 7

Rg. Snr     Name Typ FED EloI Pkt.  Wtg1   Wtg2   Wtg3 
1 11
 
GM L'ami Erwin   NED 2605 6.5 31.0 22.5 28.75
2 3
 
GM Eljanov Pavel   UKR 2727 6.0 32.0 23.0 26.75
3 9
 
GM Naroditsky Daniel U20 USA 2633 6.0 31.5 23.0 26.50
4 7
 
GM Granda Zuniga Julio E   PER 2646 6.0 29.5 21.0 25.75
5 16
 
GM Hansen Eric   CAN 2566 6.0 29.5 21.0 25.50
6 2
 
GM Navara David   CZE 2736 5.5 34.0 25.0 26.00
7 13
 
GM Fier Alexandr   BRA 2601 5.5 34.0 25.0 25.50
8 21
 
IM Stopa Jacek   POL 2544 5.5 34.0 24.5 24.50
9 1
 
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar   AZE 2756 5.5 33.5 23.5 24.25
10 17
 
GM Maze Sebastien   FRA 2564 5.5 31.5 22.5 24.00
11 10
 
GM Gupta Abhijeet   IND 2625 5.5 31.0 22.5 23.75
12 27
 
GM Danielsen Henrik   ISL 2514 5.5 30.5 22.5 23.25
13 30
 
GM Pakleza Zbigniew   POL 2498 5.5 30.0 21.0 23.25
14 5
 
GM Movsesian Sergei   ARM 2665 5.5 30.0 21.0 22.75
15 4
 
GM Melkumyan Hrant   ARM 2676 5.5 29.0 22.0 22.00
16 8
 
GM Jones Gawain C B   ENG 2642 5.5 29.0 20.5 22.00
17 31
 
GM Idani Pouya U20 IRI 2496 5.5 28.5 20.5 21.00
18 6
 
GM Hammer Jon Ludvig   NOR 2651 5.5 27.0 20.0 21.25
19 43
 
IM Gunnarsson Jon Viktor   ISL 2443 5.0 34.0 25.0 22.50
20 23
 
GM Gao Rui   CHN 2533 5.0 33.0 24.0 21.25
21 18
 
GM Stefansson Hannes   ISL 2560 5.0 32.5 23.5 22.50
22 25
 
GM Steingrimsson Hedinn   ISL 2530 5.0 32.0 23.5 21.50
23 19
 
GM Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn   ISL 2554 5.0 32.0 23.0 21.75
24 15
 
GM Jussupow Artur   GER 2573 5.0 31.5 22.5 21.50
25 67
 
FM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian U16 NOR 2351 5.0 31.0 23.0 20.00
26 28
 
GM Libiszewski Fabien   FRA 2514 5.0 31.0 22.0 21.50
27 20
 
GM Le Roux Jean-Pierre   FRA 2548 5.0 30.5 22.5 22.00
28 12
 
GM Grandelius Nils   SWE 2603 5.0 30.5 22.0 21.00
  65
 
WGM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat U18 IRI 2357 5.0 30.5 22.0 21.00
30 61
 
FM Hauge Lars Oskar U16 NOR 2380 5.0 30.5 22.0 20.00

Complete standings...

Games

 

Photos: Alina l'Ami

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Topics Reykjavik

Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".
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superboyo superboyo 3/16/2015 04:32
Congratulate the largest of america, Julio Granda for winning this round.
Too bad here on the page in Spanish does not leave the comment itself out in the English version. Greetings from Colombia for the big Granda!
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