Reykjavik Open 2023 starts

The 37th edition of Reykjavik Open kicks off this Wednesday and will be held from March 29 – April 4 in Harpa Conference Center.

The event broke the participation record with 408 entries and the top-seeds are: GM Vasyl Ivanchuk (UKR, 2664), GM Nils Grandelius (SWE, 2658), GM Aryan Tari (NOR, 2656), GM Mustafa Yilmaz (TUR, 2629), GM Abjhijeet Gupta (IND, 2620), GM Banusz Tamas (HUN, 2616), GM Alexandr Fier (BRA, 2606), GM Emre Can (TUR, 2600), and GM Viktor Erdos (HUN, 2587).

Starting list of players can be found here.

The tournament will be played in 9 rounds, swiss system, with time control of 90 min for 40 moves  + 30 minutes after move 40. Increment of 30 sec. for every move starting from move one. The total prize fund of the event is 16.250 EUR, with 5.000 EUR reserved for the tournament Winner.

Tournament schedule:

WednesdayMarch 29th15:00Round 1
ThursdayMarch 30th09:00Round 2
ThursdayMarch 30th16:00Round 3
FridayMarch 31st15:00Round 4
SaturdayApril 1st09:00Round 5
SaturdayApril 1st16:00Round 6
SundayApril 2nd15:00Round 7
MondayApril 3rd15:00Round 8
TuesdayApril 4th11:00Round 9

The Opening party will take place tomorrow in Hnoss Restaurant at Harpa with the start at 17:30 (local time).

Official website of the event