Icelandic Chess Championship in Kópavogur Print
Thursday, 26 April 2012 02:11
The Icelandic Chess Championship was organized by the Icelandic Chess Federation from 13th to 23rd April in Kópavogur, the second largest city in Reykjavik. The championship was the strongest that has been held this century, with four Grandmasters and an average rating of 2398.

Twelve players competed in the round robin tournament. Top seeded was the 11-times national champion Hannes Stefansson.

IM Bragi Thorfinnsson and GM Throstur Thorhallsson shared the first place with 7.5/11 points each. There will be a playoff between Thorfinnsson and Thorhallsson scheduled for May for the title.

Final standings:

1. IM Thorfinnsson Bragi 2421 – 7.5
2. GM Thorhallsson Throstur 2398 – 7.5
3. IM Arngrimsson Dagur 2361 – 7
4. GM Danielsen Henrik 2504 – 7
5. FM Kjartansson David 2305 – 5.5
6. GM Stefansson Hannes 2531 – 5.5
7. GM Kristjansson Stefan 2500 – 5.5
8. IM Kjartansson Gudmundur 2357 – 5
9. FM Bjornsson Sigurbjorn 2393 – 4.5
10. IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn 2416 – 4
11. Gislason Gudmundur 2346 – 3.5
12. Jensson Einar Hjalti 2245 – 3.5


Iceland Chess Championship 2012


The last year champion GM Hedinn Steingrimsson did not defend the title.

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