Re­cord set at strong rap­id chess tour­na­ment - Lands­bank­inn’s Friðriks­mót

Friðriksmótið 2023
12 December 2023

Vignir Vatnar Stefánsson won Landsbankinn’s Friðriksmót – the Icelandic rapid chess tournament - held on Saturday, 9 December 2023, by an unprecedented margin. Vignir secured the title of Icelandic Rapid Chess Champion, adding to his accolades as Icelandic Chess Champion.

Vignir won with a score of 12½ out of 13 - a record. The tournament has never been won by such a large margin and so confidently. Only Björn Thorfinnsson managed a draw with the champion.

Jón Viktor Gunnarsson won 10 rounds and came in second. The aforementioned Björn shared 3-4th place with Hilmir Freyr Heimisson, with a score of 9½. Helgi Ólafsson and Helgi Áss Grétarsson were in 5-6th place, each winning 9 rounds.

Friðriksmótið 2023
Friðriksmótið 2023

This was the 20th Friðriksmót. Previously held in the atrium of Landsbankinn’s Austurstræti 11 branch, the tournament was now held at the Bank’s new headquarters in Reykjastræti 6 for the first time. The tournament was very strong. Participants numbered 90, six of which were grand masters.

Results of Friðriksmótið on chess-results.com

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