Kjartansson vs Steingrimsson for the title!

Armageddon type game for the championship!

2017-05-19 17.04.28

After yesterdays round it’s clear that Héðinn Steingrímsson (2562) and Guðmundur Kjartansson (2437) will duke it out for the Icelandic Championship. Hedinn only needs a draw as he leads with an impressive 7,5 out of 8. Gudmundur however has an also impressive 7 out of 8 and this simply means that we have an Armageddon type of game.  Gudmundur will have the white pieces and if he wins, he is the champion. Any other result and Steingrimsson is the Icelandic champion!

Hedinn won with a nice mating attack in the King’s Indian while Gudmundur edged out fellow IM Bjorn Thorfinnsson in an amazing endgame that looked drawn but some fantastic resources allowed “Gummi” to find an almost study like win. This sets up today’s drama quite nicely!

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Who will capture the crown? Gudmundur his second or Hedinn his fourth?

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The final round starts 13:00 local time.