ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI VISIT TO REYKJAVIK – PHOTO REPORT

March 14, 2015

The ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili visited Iceland, during the Reykjavik Open 2015.

Gift from ECU to Fridrik Olafsson, the legendary Icelandic grandmaster and former FIDE President

Gift from ECU to Fridrik Olafsson, the legendary Icelandic grandmaster and former FIDE President

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.

With Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Fridrik Olafsson before round 1

With Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Fridrik Olafsson before round 1

Reykjavik Open 2015 takes place from 10th till 18th March in Harpa, Reykjavik´s spectacular new music hall on the harbour.

Golden pin for Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE President

Golden pin for Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, FIDE President

The tournament broke the record of participants’ number, as this year a total of 274 players from 37 countries participate in Reykjavik.

On Fischer's grave with Gunar Bjornsson, President of Iceland Chess Federa

On Fischer’s grave with Gunar Bjornsson, President of Iceland CF

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.

Symbolic first move of the 3rd round

Symbolic first move of the 3rd round

Golden Pin to Gunnar Bjornsson for his efforts to develop chess in Iceland and Nordic area

Golden Pin to Gunnar Bjornsson for his efforts to develop chess in Iceland and Nordic area

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