Icelandic Chess Championship

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The Icelandic Chess Championship is usually held in Reykjavík. It is organised by the Icelandic Chess Federation (ICF), the body responsible for holding national chess events and for representing Icelandic chess at the World Chess Federation (FIDE). The ICF was founded in 1925 and its main activities include the national chess championship and the bi-annual 'Reykjavik Open' tournament.

The 1998 championship was held in Árborg from 27 October to 7 November. The twelve-player single round-robin tournament (average Elo rating 2335) was won by GM Hannes Stefánsson with 8.0/11 a half point ahead of GM Helgi Grétarsson.

The tournament has always been organized as a round robin with the exception of the 100th anniversary tournament in 2013, which was held as a Swiss-style open tournament.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner
1913 Pétur Zóphóniasson
1914 Pétur Zóphóniasson
1915 Pétur Zóphóniasson
1916 Pétur Zóphóniasson
1917 Pétur Zóphóniasson
1918 Eggert Gilfer
1919 Stefán Olafsson
1920 Eggert Gilfer
1921 Stefán Olafsson
1922 Stefán Olafsson
1923 Friman Olafsson
1924 Sigurdur Jónsson
1925 Eggert Gilfer
1926 Sigurdur Jónsson
1927 Eggert Gilfer
1928 Einar Thorvaldsson
1929 Eggert Gilfer
1930 Hannes Hafstein
1931 Ásmundur Ásgeirsson
1932 Jón Gudmundsson
1933 Ásmundur Ásgeirsson
1934 Ásmundur Ásgeirsson
1935 Eggert Gilfer
1936 Jón Gudmundsson
1937 Jón Gudmundsson
1938 Baldur Möller
1939* Baldur Möller
1940 Einar Thorvaldsson
1941 Baldur Möller
1942 Eggert Gilfer
1943 Baldur Möller
1944 Ásmundur Ásgeirsson
1945 Ásmundur Ásgeirsson
1946 Ásmundur Ásgeirsson
1947 Baldur Möller
1948 Baldur Möller
1949 Gudmundur Arnlaugsson
1950 Baldur Möller
1951 Lárus Johnsen
1952 Friðrik Ólafsson
1953 Friðrik Ólafsson
1954 Gudmundur S Gudmundsson
1955* Gudmundur S Gudmundsson
1956 Ingi Randver Jóhannsson
1957 Friðrik Ólafsson
1958 Ingi Randver Jóhannsson
1959 Ingi Randver Jóhannsson
1960 Freysteinn Thorbergsson
1961 Friðrik Ólafsson
1962 Friðrik Ólafsson
1963 Ingi Randver Jóhannsson
1964 Helgi Ólafsson sr.
1965 Guðmundur Sigurjónsson
1966 Gunnar Kristinn Gunnarsson
1967 Björn Thorsteinsson
1968 Guðmundur Sigurjónsson
1969 Friðrik Ólafsson
1970 Olafur Magnússon
1971 Jón Kristinsson
1972 Guðmundur Sigurjónsson
1973 Olafur Magnússon
1974 Jón Kristinsson
1975 Björn Thorsteinsson
1976 Haukur Angantýsson
1977 Jón Arnason
1978 Helgi Ólafsson
1979 Ingvar Ásmundsson
1980 Jóhann Hjartarson
1981 Helgi Ólafsson
1982 Jón Arnason
1983 Hilmar Karlsson
1984 Jóhann Hjartarson
1985 Karl Thorsteins
1986 Margeir Pétursson
1987 Margeir Pétursson
1988 Jón Arnason
1989 Karl Thorsteins
1990 Hédinn Steingrimsson
1991 Helgi Ólafsson
1992 Helgi Ólafsson
1993 Helgi Ólafsson
1994 Jóhann Hjartarson
1995 Jóhann Hjartarson
1996 Helgi Ólafsson
1997 Jóhann Hjartarson
1998 Hannes Stefánsson
1999 Hannes Stefánsson
2000 Jón Viktor Gunnarsson
2001 Hannes Stefánsson
2002 Hannes Stefánsson
2003 Hannes Stefánsson
2004 Hannes Stefánsson
2005 Hannes Stefánsson
2006 Hannes Stefánsson
2007 Hannes Stefánsson
2008 Hannes Stefánsson
2009 Henrik Danielsen
2011 Hédinn Steingrimsson
2012 Bragi Thorfinnsson
2013 Hannes Stefánsson
2014 Gudmundur Kjartansson

Women[edit]

Year Winner
2003 Lenka Ptacnikova

Note - no contest was held on the years denoted *. The incumbent champion therefore retained his title.

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