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Throstur Thorhallsson
T Thorhallsson 

Number of games in database: 1,307
Years covered: 1984 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2430 (2510 rapid, 2419 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2489
Overall record: +491 -302 =477 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 37 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (271) 
    B22 B90 B40 B32 B80
 French Defense (88) 
    C11 C15 C17 C02 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (46) 
    B90 B96 B95 B97 B99
 Scotch Game (45) 
 French Winawer (38) 
    C15 C17 C16
 French (36) 
    C11 C10 C12 C00 C13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (160) 
    B57 B62 B32 B23 B56
 Semi-Slav (72) 
    D43 D45 D44 D48 D47
 Scandinavian (65) 
 French Defense (60) 
    C11 C14 C13 C02 C01
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (60) 
    D27 D20 D26 D24 D21
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (42) 
    B62 B61 B67 B60 B63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Thorhallsson vs G Burgess, 1997 1-0
   Carlsen vs T Thorhallsson, 2001 1/2-1/2
   T Thorhallsson vs M Hebden, 1994 1-0
   T Thorhallsson vs H Poettinger, 1996 1-0
   T Thorhallsson vs J Pinter, 1992 1/2-1/2
   F Apaydin vs T Thorhallsson, 2007 0-1
   T Thorhallsson vs I Johannesson, 2003 1-0
   C Esplana vs T Thorhallsson, 2002 0-1
   F Berkes vs T Thorhallsson, 2014 1/2-1/2
   T Thorhallsson vs Blatny, 1986 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Copenhagen Open (1990)
   Gausdal International (1994)
   Reykjavik Open (1988)
   World Junior Championship (1987)
   World Junior Championship (1986)
   Oberwart Open (1991)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (1990)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)

   🏆 Reykjavik Open
   T Thorhallsson vs S R Mannion (Apr-04-23) 1/2-1/2
   T Banusz vs T Thorhallsson (Apr-03-23) 1-0
   T Thorhallsson vs S Bergsson (Apr-02-23) 1-0
   B Briem vs T Thorhallsson (Apr-01-23) 0-1
   T Thorhallsson vs T Leonard (Mar-31-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-19-1969, 54 years old) Iceland

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Þröstur Þórhallsson. Grandmaster, Icelandic champion in 2012.

Wikipedia article: Throstur Thorhallsson

 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,307  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Thorhallsson vs B Kristjansson  0-1391984Reykjavik opC02 French, Advance
2. T Thorhallsson vs P Cramling  0-1811984Reykjavik opB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. A A Gretarsson vs T Thorhallsson  0-1171984Reykjavik opC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. T Bjornsson vs T Thorhallsson  0-1361984Reykjavik opC50 Giuoco Piano
5. T Thorhallsson vs H Haraldsson  0-1481984Reykjavik opB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. A S Karlsson vs T Thorhallsson  1-0611984Reykjavik opA00 Uncommon Opening
7. T Thorhallsson vs L Josteinsson ½-½11984Reykjavik opB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
8. T Thorhallsson vs K Wesseln  0-1271984Reykjavik opB32 Sicilian
9. J Nykopp vs T Thorhallsson  0-1481984Reykjavik opC77 Ruy Lopez
10. T Thorhallsson vs B Benediktsson  0-1411984Reykjavik opC50 Giuoco Piano
11. Shamkovich vs T Thorhallsson 1-0281984Reykjavik opA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
12. T Bjornsson vs T Thorhallsson  0-1361984Reykjavik opC50 Giuoco Piano
13. P San Segundo Carrillo vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½241986EU-ch U20B30 Sicilian
14. I Manor vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½341986EU-ch U20A58 Benko Gambit
15. Fedorowicz vs T Thorhallsson  1-0531986Reykjavik OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. T Thorhallsson vs G Ligterink  0-1481986Reykjavik OpenB83 Sicilian
17. H Karlsson vs T Thorhallsson  0-1221986Reykjavik OpenB01 Scandinavian
18. T Thorhallsson vs A Karklins  ½-½351986Reykjavik OpenC45 Scotch Game
19. A Pyhala vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½491986Reykjavik OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. T Thorhallsson vs H Schussler  0-1451986Reykjavik OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
21. T Thorhallsson vs C Hoi  1-0271986Reykjavik OpenB07 Pirc
22. T Thorhallsson vs Seirawan  0-1381986Reykjavik OpenC15 French, Winawer
23. R Durup vs T Thorhallsson  0-1321986World Junior ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
24. T Thorhallsson vs Blatny  ½-½311986World Junior ChampionshipC56 Two Knights
25. J Klinger vs T Thorhallsson  1-0561986World Junior ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,307  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-04-06  karlth: Born in 1969. One of only two Grandmasters from the second wave of Icelandic chess players that emerged after Hjartason, Peturson, Olafsson and Arnason in the late 80s and early 90s.

Real estate broker by profession.

Jan-09-06  atripodi: <Real estate broker by profession.> Gotta be a tough gig in Iceland.
Jan-13-06  karlth: Well considering that house prices have about doubled in the last 3 years it is quite lucrative at the moment. :)
Jan-13-06  PivotalAnorak: <karlth> Thorhallsson is "one of only two grandmasters...", who's the other one ? Thanx in advance.
Jan-13-06  karlth: Helgi Gretarsson. World Junior Chess Champion 1994.

I don't know how much it affected things but a few decades ago the Icelandic Government decided to pay every GM a teacher's salary for his title alone.

Quite a unique boost for chess but then again it has sometimes been called the national sport.

Jan-13-06  karlth: Perhaps I should add the GMs have to be active to recieve their pay.

Anyway a few weeks ago Thorhallson "donated" the rights to his salary to a recently immigrated GM.

A very generous gesture from a very nice chap.

Jan-13-06  PivotalAnorak: <karlth> thanks for these interesting informations. Cheers !
Mar-03-06  blingice:

The Scandinavian doesn't seem to work well for this man. Possibly regional pride keeps him coming back...

Sep-22-10  lentil: <blingice> -8 +6 overall is not a bad record as black. Also consider that he lost his first 6 (recorded) games with this opening, so since then he is -2 +6. Not so bad at all.
Mar-10-11  vonKrolock: Þröstur Þórhallsson
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  Tabanus: I believe he is underrated simply because of playing mostly in Iceland. He defeated Gustafsson today:

[Event "Reykjavik Open"]
[Date "2011.03.10"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Thorhallsson, Throstur"]
[Black "Gustafsson, Jan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2387"]
[BlackElo "2647"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O d6 5. c3 Nf6 6. d4 Bb6 7. dxe5 Nxe5 8. Nxe5 dxe5 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. Nd2 Ke7 11. b3 Bc5 12. Nf3 Nxe4 13. Nxe5 Be6 14. Bxe6 Kxe6 15. Nd3 Bb6 16. Re1 f5 17. Be3 Rhd8 18. Rad1 Kf6 19. c4 Nc3 20. Rd2 Ne4 21. Rdd1 Bxe3 22. Rxe3 Nc5 23. Kf1 Rd4 24. Nb2 Rad8 25. Rxd4 Rxd4 26. f3 a5 27. Ke1 Rh4 28. h3 Rd4 29. Rc3 h5 30. Ke2 g5 31. g3 h4 32. g4 Ke5 33. a3 Kf4 34. b4 axb4 35. axb4 Nd7 36. Nd3+ Kg3 37. gxf5 Nf6 38. f4 Ne4 39. Ra3 Rxc4 40. fxg5 Kxh3 41. f6 Rc2+ 42. Kd1 Rd2+ 43. Ke1 1-0

Jun-02-12  whiteshark: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

<GM Throstur Thorhallsson was crowned <the Icelandic Champion 2012 in chess>> after beating IM Bragi Thorfinnsson in an extraordinarily close and exciting match.

Thorhallsson and Thorfinnsson were joint winners of the Icelandic Chess Champion in April this year, the strongest Icelandic Championship so far during this century. They first played a four-game match, which ended 2-2 (one victory each and two draws) last Monday.


Feb-26-13  BIDMONFA: Throstur Thorhallsson


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