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Reykjavik Hosts 28th Open Chess Tournament

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Starting on February 19th and lasting eight days in the Harpa music hall, the exciting and much anticipated 28th Reykjavik Open 2013 chess tournament will draw in some of the most brilliant minds from around Europe and beyond to compete for an impressive 15,000 Euro first prize and many additional prizes for runners up and secondary categories.

The 28th Reykjavik Open 2013 is being held from February 19 to 27, 2012 in Harpa, the spectacular 28,000 sqm. music hall on the harbour, just five minutes walk to downtown Reykjavik, Iceland. The event is a ten-round Swiss with a rate of play of 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds increment from move one. Total prizes are €15.000, including many special prizes for various ages and rating categories, in addition to the traditional top women prize.


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