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Hédinn Steingrímsson Wins Icelandic Chess Championship

hedinnGrandmaster Hédinn Steingrímsson came in first in the Icelandic Chess Championship in Egilstadir on Saturday. Steingrímsson beat grandmaster Henrik Danielsen in the final round. Danielsen fought hard for the win, which would have put him ahead of Steingrímsson.

This is the second time Steingrímsson wins the Icelandic Championship, the first time being in 1990 when he was only 15 years old, the youngest man to win th Icelandic national title. Steingrímsson got 7.5 points out of 9 possible. He won six of the nine games, allowing only three draws.

Bragi Thorfinnsson came in second after playing Gudmundur Kjartansson for a draw. Thorfinnsson came in half a point short of playing at Grandmasters level.

GM Hannes Hlifar Stefánsson did not participate this year, but he has won the national title more times than anyone else or eleven times. Stefánsson has won the Icelandic Chess Championship every year since 1998 except for 2000, 2009 and 2011 when he didn’t participate.

Image: www.skak.is

The final ranking this year:

Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds






Rk.

Name
Rtg
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Pts.

1
GM
Steingrimsson Hedinn
2554
*
½
1
½
½
1
1
1
1
1
7,5

2
IM
Thorfinnsson Bragi
2417
½
*
½
1
½
1
½
1
½
1
6,5

3
GM
Danielsen Henrik
2533
0
½
*
½
1
½
½
1
1
1
6

4
IM
Kristjansson Stefan
2483
½
0
½
*
½
½
1
1
½
1
5,5

GM
Thorhallsson Throstur
2387
½
½
0
½
*
½
1
½
1
1
5,5

6
FM
Lagerman Robert
2320
0
0
½
½
½
*
½
½
1
½
4

7

Gislason Gudmundur
2291
0
½
½
0
0
½
*
½
1
0
3

8
FM
Johannesson Ingvar Thor
2338
0
0
0
0
½
½
½
*
½
1
3

9
IM
Kjartansson Gudmundur
2327
0
½
0
½
0
0
0
½
*
1
2,5

10

Halldorsson Jon Arni
2195
0
0
0
0
0
½
1
0
0
*
1,5

You find all details to this tournament under http://chess-results.com/tnr44260.aspx?lan=”1

Chess-Tournament-Results-Server: Chess-Results



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