GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018 will start today at 3 pm at Harpa. Contestants are 250 from 35 different countries.
The GAMMA Reykjavík Open 2018, set for 6-14th March, will be a very special event as this edition will be dedicated to the chess king Bobby Fischer. An Icelandic citizen in his last years, Robert James Fischer was born on March 9th 1943. That means he would have turned 75 years old during GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018.
His contributions to chess history will be celebrated during the tournament. Instead of the normal 10 rounds there will be nine rounds this year and a “free day” on March 9th. Then a special event with the support of the European Chess Union will be organized – a Fischer Random championship with excellent prices.
More about the games here.