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November 19, 2015 @ 15:00 - 21:00 UTC+0| ISK1400
Ticket information found here.
- Day pass ISK 1.400
- Tournament pass ISK 6.900
he 2015 European Team Chess Championship is the biggest chess event held in Iceland since the Match of the Century back in 1972, when GMRobert J. Fischer fought GM Boris Spassky for the World Championship title. Interestingly the Championship is held at the same place (Laugardalsholl) where Fischer met Spassky in ’72!
Taking part are most of the top-rated and greatest chess-players now in Europe – One of them being the World Champion himself, Mr. Magnus Carlsen from Norway!
Iceland will show off its golden age talents as well as having a team of its best players; Playing for the Golden Age Team are: GM Johann Hjartarson, GM Helgi Olafsson, GM Margeir Petursson, GM Jon L Arnason and last but not least, the legend GM Fridrik Olafsson!
Notable top-rated players, to name a few participating, are: GM Levon Aronian (Armenia), GM Anish Giri (Netherlands), GM Alexei Shirov(Latvia), GM Shrakryar Mamedyarov & GM Teimor Radjabov (Azerbaijan), GM Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) and the Woman World Champion, GMMariya Muzychuk (Ukraine)!
The Chess Venue offers the highest-quality conditions for the audience; and with a few surprises up its sleeve, the Organizers expect a fantastic and fun event for all!
In addition of being able to observe the players up close, also on the menu is live commentary and the top games on big screens.