Helgi Ólafsson, 2013
15 August 1956 (age 62)|
|FIDE rating||2510 (October 2018)|
|Peak rating||2595 (July 1990)|
A native of Heimaey, the largest and sole populated island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off the south coast of Iceland, Helgi was sixteen when the Bobby Fischer–Boris Spassky World Chess Championship 1972, dubbed the chess world's "Match of the Century", was held in Reykjavík. He subsequently became one of a group of Icelandic chess prodigies who emerged in its aftermath, achieving, himself, the title of grandmaster in 1985. He is the No. 5 ranked Icelandic player as of October 2017.
- Staff writer(s) (October 2017). "Federations Ranking - Iceland". FIDE.
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