The ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili visited Iceland, during the Reykjavik Open 2015.
The ECU President was invited from Icelandic Chess federation for the celebation of the 80th birthday of Mr. Fridrik Olafsson and the preparation of the European Team Chess Championship 2015 which will be held in November in Reykjavik.
Mr. Azmaiparashvili attended the opening ceremony of the tournament, gave a short speech and made a symbolic move vefore the 3rd round, visited Robert Fischer’s grave in Sunderland.
Reykjavik Open 2015 takes place from 10th till 18th March in Harpa, Reykjavik´s spectacular new music hall on the harbour.
The tournament broke the record of participants’ number, as this year a total of 274 players from 37 countries participate in Reykjavik.
This year’s edition is a very special one, as it is held in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the legendary Icelandic grandmaster and former FIDE President, Fridrik Olafsson.