SIMPLECHESS

Six make seven in Reykjavik

Three Ukrainians were amongst the six players in the leadng group on 7/9 at the MP Rejkyavik open, and of these Yurij Kuzubov had the best tie-break. A total of 29 GMs were amongst the 166 participants in this year's event.

The highest placed Scandinavian was Jon Ludvig Hammer whereas Hannes Stefansson was the No.1 Icelander. However the tournament had a wide international flavour with 30 countries represented, and as many as 14 different nationalities amongst the top 17.

Standing Title/Name Country Rating Points TB1 Performance
1 GM Yuriy Kuzubov UKR 2627 7.0 55.5 2722
2 GM Ivan Sokolov NED 2643 7.0 52.5 2694
3 GM Vladimir Baklan UKR 2602 7.0 51.5 2672
4 GM Kamil Miton POL 2600 7.0 51.5 2672
5 GM Jon Ludvig Hammer NOR 2606 7.0 51.0 2662
6 GM Illya Nyzhnyk UKR 2563 7.0 50.5 2688
7 GM Luke McShane ENG 2683 6.5 53.0 2666
8 GM Sune Berg Hansen DEN 2603 6.5 52.0 2622
9 GM Gawain Jones ENG 2578 6.5 51.0 2620
10 GM Boris Chatalbashev BUL 2602 6.5 50.5 2595
11 GM Stelios Halkias GRE 2579 6.5 50.0 2648
12 GM Abhijeet Gupta IND 2580 6.5 49.5 2603
13 GM Yannick Pelletier SUI 2593 6.5 49.0 2544
14 GM Aloyzas Kveinys LTU 2506 6.5 49.0 2565
15 GM Ahmed Adly EGY 2640 6.5 48.5 2591
16 GM Alexandr Fier BRA 2586 6.5 48.0 2541
17 GM Hannes Stefansson ISL 2557 6.5 44.5 2441

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