World Champions Group of the Selfoss Chess Festival

World Champions Group of the Selfoss Chess Festival

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Tuesday, November 19th marked the start of the 1st round of the World Champions Tournament at the Selfoss Chess Festival in Iceland. The tournament has a unique lineup where everybody in this 10 player round-robin is a former World Champion in their age category! Even the ceremonial first move was made by a former World Champion!

The players are:

Mikhail Antipov (2588)
Ahmed Adly (2636)
Dinara Saduakassova (2481)

Hannes Stefansson (2538)

Hedinn Steingrimsson (2548)

Helgi Gretarsson (2410)

Rafael Leitao (2606)

Sarasadat Khademalsharie (2491)

Semyon Lomasov (2549)

Sergei Zhigalko (2574)


I will be streaming commentary from this tournament on my Twitch channel: twitch.tv/zibbit64 starting from round 3 on Thursday as well as looking at the Open tournament that will be played alongside the World Champions group.


Here is my roundup video for round 1:

All info and reports can be found on the tournament homepage: 

https://sson.is/selfoss-chess-festival/

Game of the Round: