The Reykjavík Chess Open, which starts today, will be the biggest and hardest-fought in the competition’s 53-year history.
Yesterday, members of the chess club Hrókurinn (the Rook) and Kalak, the partnership association of Iceland and Greenland, brought all the children of Kulusuk, Greenland, Christmas presents from women in the Gerðuberg knitting club.
Hrafn Jökulsson, author and chess fanatic, is today and tomorrow engaged in a chess marathon for charity. He is playing at Reykjavík City Hall and everybody is welcome to come along. Hrafn is collecting money for the UNICEF Fatima Fund for Syrian refugee children.
Icelandic chess club, Hrókurinn, is this weekend holding a chess festival in the remotest village in Greenland. It is the eleventh Easter weekend in a row that the festival has taken place.
Russia emerged as the winner of the European Team Chess Championship (ETCC), which concluded in Reykjavík yesterday.
The 20th European Team Chess Championship opens tomorrow in Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík, and continues through November 22.