Drawing of lots finished

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
Bo. No. Rtg Name Result Name Rtg No.
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

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