Having finished the Málaga Open with a good performance, GM Pontus Carlsson heads to Reykjavik, Iceland to compete in the Reyjavik Open. IM Amon Simutowe will also be in the field. Last year, the Reykjavik Open featured a motivated Emory Tate. Apparently Tate will sit just one out, but Reykjavik Open will boast some powerful names such as the Chinese duo of Grandmasters… Wang Yue and Wang Hao.
World Junior Champion Ahmed Adly will be there will Italian Champion and Corus “C” winner Fabiano Caruana. The adopted country of Bobby Fischer will be host to an interesting cadre of players, many of whom will pay their respects to the champion’s grave.