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 annual 'Reykjavik Open' tournament.

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.

The current Icelandic chess champion is Hannes Stefánsson (2019).


National championship winners[edit]

The list of Icelandic champions before 2013 is taken from the Icelandic Chess Federation website.[1]

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 Þorvaldsson
1929 Eggert Gilfer
1930 Hannes Hafstein
1931 Ásmundur Ásgeirsson
1932 Jón Guðmundsson
1933 Ásmundur Ásgeirsson
1934 Ásmundur Ásgeirsson
1935 Eggert Gilfer
1936 Jón Gudmundsson
1937 Jón Gudmundsson
1938 Baldur Möller
1939* Baldur Möller
1940 Einar Þorvaldsson
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 Guðmundur 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 Þorbergsson
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 Héðinn Steingrímsson
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
2010 Hannes Stefánsson
2011 Héðinn Steingrímsson
2012 Þröstur Þórhallsson
2013 Hannes Stefánsson
2014 Guðmundur Kjartansson[2]
2015 Héðinn Steingrímsson
2016 Jóhann Hjartarson
2017 Guðmundur Kjartansson
2018 Helgi Áss Grétarsson
2019 Hannes Stefánsson

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

Women's championship winners[edit]

The list of women's champions before 2013 is taken from the Icelandic Chess Federation website.[3]

Year Winner
1975 Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir
1976 Birna Norðdahl
1977 Ólöf Þráinsdóttir
1978 Ólöf Þráinsdóttir
1979 Áslaug Kristinsdóttir
1980 Birna Norðdahl
1981 Sigurlaug Friðþjófsdóttir
1982 Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir
1983 Áslaug Kristinsdóttir
1984 Ólöf Þráinsdóttir
1985 Guðfríður Lilja Grétarsdóttir
1986 Guðfrídur Lilja Gretarsdóttir
1987 Guðfrídur Lilja Gretarsdóttir
1988 Guðfrídur Lilja Gretarsdóttir
1989 Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir
1990 Guðfrídur Lilja Gretarsdóttir
1991 Guðfrídur Lilja Gretarsdóttir
1992 Guðfrídur Lilja Gretarsdóttir
1993 Guðfrídur Lilja Gretarsdóttir
1994 Áslaug Kristinsdóttir
1995 Ína Björg Árnadóttir
1996 Anna Björg Þorgrímsdóttir
1997 Guðfrídur Lilja Gretarsdóttir
1998 Ingibjörg Edda Birgisdóttir
1999 Ingibjörg Edda Birgisdóttir
2000 Harpa Ingólfsdóttir
2001 Guðfrídur Lilja Gretarsdóttir
2002 Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir
2003 Guðfrídur Lilja Gretarsdóttir
2004 Harpa Ingólfsdóttir
2005 Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir
2006 Lenka Ptáčníková
2007 Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir
2008 Hallgerður Helga Þorsteinsdóttir
2009 Lenka Ptáčníková
2010 Lenka Ptáčníková
2011 Elsa María Kristínardóttir
2012 Lenka Ptáčníková
2013 Lenka Ptáčníková
2014 Lenka Ptáčníková[2]
2015 Lenka Ptáčníková
2016 Lenka Ptáčníková
2017 Lenka Ptáčníková
2018 Lenka Ptáčníková
2019 Lenka Ptáčníková

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Skákmeistarar Íslands". Skáksamband Íslands. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  2. ^ a b "Guðmundur Kjartansson varð Skákmeistari Íslands 2014". Breiðablik UBK. 2014-06-04. Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  3. ^ "Íslandsmeistari kvenna". Skáksamband Íslands. Retrieved 2015-05-15.

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