General rules

  • 9 rounds Swiss: Swiss system by Swiss Manager
  • Rate of play is 90 mins for 40 moves + 30 minutes after move 40. 30 second increment for each move throughout the game
    Open for all players
  • FIDE norms possible.FIDE rules apply, but article 6.6a will be enforced in following manner: Any player who arrives at the chessboard later than 30 minutes after the start of the session shall lose the game
  • The players are not allowed to offer a draw to their opponent before thirty (30) moveshave been completed by both players.
  • Players who wish to take two half-point bye in rounds 1-7 may do so, provided they give adequate notice.


Tie-break system

If there is a tie for the title of Icelandic Champion, (open, women or U-22) the title shall be decided by the Fide recommended Tie-Break System, as follows:

  • Direct encounter
  • The greater number of wins
  • The greater number of games with Black (unplayed games shall be counted as played with White)
  • Buchholz Cut 1
  • Buchholz
  • Sonneborn-Berger




Prizes will be divided by Hort-system among equally ranked players.


Tournement director: IM Áskell Örn Kárason

Chief Arbiter: IA Robert Lagerman

Arbiter: IM Áskell Örn Kárason

The Appeals Committee

The Icelandic Chess Federation’s appeal comitte (Dómstóll Sí).