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Reykjavik Open 2016: Abhijeet and Tania rule!

by ChessBase India - 19/03/2016

With more than 230 participants and many top grandmasters the Reykjavik Open can boast of a strong field. The Harpa Hall, where the tournament was played, was another attraction. But the thing that attracted the world most was the summer smile of GM Abhijeet Gupta and IM Tania Sachdev in the cold of the Icelandic capital. Express Report.

Reykjavik Open 2016: Abhijeet and Tania rule!

Photos by Lennart Ootes


This year the Reykjavik Open was a bit overshadowed by the Candidates tournament in Moscow and the Women's World Championship in Lviv. But traditionally the Open in Reykjavik has a lot to offer and this year this was no different. The Harpa hall is one of the world's most splendid venue; Iceland is a place many people want to visit once in their lives, and the field of the tournament was again very strong.

Harpa Hall

Clear first with 8.5/10: GM Abhijeet Gupta (2634)

A GM norm, first place amongst women and 14th place overall: IM Tania Sachdev (2370)

Indian Summer in the Icelandic cold!

A full report with critical games and comments will follow soon, with interviews!

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