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11.januar 2011

Full listing on chess-results.com:  http://chess-results.com/tnr41690.aspx?lan=1

Conditions for GM´s and IM´s have already been allocated.

36 players with rating over 2600 and 80 other players with GM title asked for conditions. We are sorry not to be able to give all these great players conditions. However we hope that some of them will participate in the tournament. Price of flights to Iceland and accommodations should be cheap these days because of the weak status of the Icelandic currency. All queries will be answered in the next few days. You can get more info if you mail to: reykjavikopen2011@gmail.com

The Supermen

GM Luke McShane  England  2683
 26 years old
 UK's second highest ranked player after Michael Adams.
 World Champion under 10 at age of 8 in Duisburg 1992.
 Finished in shared second place with World Champion Anand behind     Carlsen in London Classic supertournament in Desember. Beat Carlsen in a spectacular game.

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 GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko    Ukraine    2670 

 32 years old

 Ukraine Chess Champion 2003 and 2008 

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  GM Jan Gustafsson    Germany 2647

 31 years old

 No 4 in Germany

   

 GM Ivan Sokolov    Bosnia and Herzegovina    2643

 42 years old

 Winner of the MP Reykjavik Open 2010

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 GM Ahmed Adly    Egypt    2640

  23 years old

  Highest rated African player

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  GM Yuriy Kuzubov   Ukraine    2627

  20 years old

  Became grandmaster at age of forteen

  Shared first place in MP Reykjavik Open 2010

     

GM Jon Ludvig Hammer    Norway    2606

 20 years old (same age as Magnus Carlsen)

 No 2 in Norway after Magnus Carlsen the highest rated player in the World

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  GM Sune Berg Hansen    Denmark    2603 

  39 years old

  Five times Denmarks Champion: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009

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 GM Vladimir Baklan    Ukraine    2602

  32 years old

  Olympic Master with Ukraine in Istanbul 2000 (3rd board)

  World Team Champion with Ukraine in Yerevan 2001 (3rd board)

  Ukraine Chess Champion 1997 and 1998

  

 GM Boris Chatalbashev    Bulgaria 2602

 36 years old Champion of Bulgaria

 Four times Bulgarian Champion : 1991, 1998, 2007 and 2010

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GM Kamil Miton    Poland    2600

 26 years old

 World Champion under 12years in 1996

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The Women

WGM/IM Harika Dronavalli India   2524   
WGM/IM Tania Sachdev    India    2407
WGM/IM Sophie Millet    Switzerland    2369
WGM/IM Eesha Karavade    India   2330
WGM Anna Sharevich    Belarus    2323
WGM Lenka Ptacnikova  Iceland 2307

The rising stars

 

GM Yuriy Kuzubov Ukraine    2627  20 years old

GM Jon Ludvig Hammer    Norway    2606  20 years old
 

  GM Robert Hess    USA    2565  19 years old

  Played on board five in the USA Olympic Team 2010

  In 2007-8 he was co-captain of Stuyvesant's junior varsity football team,

 on which he was a starting linebacker.


 IM Ilya Nyzhnik    Ukraine    2563  14 years old

 Finished his last GM norm in Groningen between chrismas and new year

 Is now the youngest grandmaster in the world

 No 2 under 16years in the FIDE rating list 1.januar 2011


 IM Sahaj Grover    India    2495    15 years old

 World Champion under 10 in Belfort France 1995

 No 6 under 16years in the FIDE rating list 1.januar 2011


 IM Kiprian Berbatov    Bulgaria 2454  14 years old

 Cousin of Dimitar Berbatov the Man Utd football striker

 European Champion under 12 in Germany 2008

 No 11 under 16years in the FIDE rating list 1.januar 2011

 
  IM Helgi Dam Ziska Faroe Islands   2432  20 years old

  Highest rated in Faroe Islands

  Selected Sportsman of the year in Faroe Islands in 2006

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The Legends

Sveshnikov feðgar
GM Evgeny Sveshnikov    Latvia    2527
FM Vladimir Sveshnikov    Latvia   2379

The Brazil's are coming
GM Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag     Brazil    2529
GM Alexandr Fier    Brazil    2586

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The Icelandic Vikings

GM Hannes Hlífar Stefánsson    2557   38 years old

 World Champion under 16 in 1987

 Eleven times Icelandic Champion. Every year since 1998 except for 2000 and 2009 when he didn't participate.

 Five times winner or shared first place in Reykjavik Open: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2010 (incredible good performance).


  GM Héðinn Steingrímsson  2554  35 years old

  World Champion under 12years 1987

  Icelandic Champion 1990 only fifteen years old (youngest)

  Winner of Reykjavik Open 2009


  GM Henrik Danielsen    2533

  44 years old

  Icelandic Champion 2009

  Winner of Klaksvik Open 2010 (Heini Olsen memorial)


 GM Þröstur Þórhallsson    2387

  41 years old

  Eight times representing in the Icelandic Olympic team

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The Winners of RvikOpen 2010

GM Ivan Sokolov    Bosnia and Herzegovina    2643
GM Yuriy Kuzubov   Ukraine    2627
GM Abhijeet Gupta    India    2580
GM Hannes Hlífar Stefánsson  Iceland   2557

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