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Greenland, Kulusuk.

Kulusuk Kids Get Icelandic Christmas Presents

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.

European Team Chess Championship 2015

Chess Marathon for Refugees Underway

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 grandmaster in chess Friðrik Ólafsson with Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson.

Chess Grandmaster Honorary Citizen of Reykjavík

Friðrik Ólafsson, Iceland’s first grandmaster in chess, was given the title Honorary Citizen of Reykjavík at a ceremony in Höfði yesterday. Friðrik, who celebrated his 80th birthday on January 26, was made an honorary member of FIDE (the World Chess Federation) at the same occasion.