Yesterday was the drawing of lots for the Icelandic Chess Championship. These are the pairings for the first round:
|Round 1 on 2014/05/23 at 16:00|
|1||1||2483||GM||Danielsen Henrik||IM||Kjartansson Guðmundur||2439||10|
|2||2||2389||IM||Þorfinnsson Björn||GM||Stefánsson Hannes H||2548||9|
|3||3||2462||GM||Grétarsson Helgi Áss||GM||Kristjánsson Stefán||2494||8|
|4||4||2459||IM||Þorfinnsson Bragi||GM||Þórhallsson Þröstur||2437||7|
|5||5||2530||GM||Grétarsson Hjörvar||GM||Steingrímsson Héðinn||2537||6|
The marquee matchup of the 1st round is for sure the battle of the #2 and #3 seed when Hjörvar Steinn Grétarsson gets the white pieces against Héðinn Steingrímsson. Expect a tough battle in this game.
Another interesting battle is Thorfinnsson with white against Thorhallsson. These two staged an epic battle in a match for the 2012 Icelandic Chess Championship.
Expect a big fight on all boards as a record threatening 7 GM’s will battle it out for the crown this year.
The whole pairings for the tournament can be found here: http://chess-results.com/tnr134014.aspx?lan=1&art=2&flag=30&wi=821