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Member since Nov-23-06 · Last seen May-29-23
I'm a single mom, green homesteader, veteran researcher and blogger living in rural eastern Iceland.

I'm quite experienced at starting with little to accomplish much, as has my family going back seven generations.

I sometimes joke about my family having been pioneers in farm stay tourism in Iceland. Only, we never charged anyone for anything, which might explain why we never became rich!

Particular interests: eating green stuff, watering plants, playing with dolls, napping.

Crazy Icelanders eat fermented, ammonia filled Greenland shark meat (aka <Hákarl>) that they've let sit for 5 months before consuming. The taste is so bad that they have to wash it down with a shot of <Brennivín> (schnapps flavored with caraway seeds) right away.

Live life to the fullest.
Enjoy what makes you happy.
Root for the underdog.
Cherish your time here.
Always say "thank you."
Tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. Never give up.
Let your words be kind.
Never go down without a fight.
Stand up for what you believe in.
Sleep when you're tired.
Make amends.

For those who like to watch earthquakes:

Oft er lítið um svör, þegar stórt er spurt!

Reykjavik Open (2004) ; Reykjavik Open (2006) ; Reykjavik Open (2008) ; Reykjavik Open (2009) ; Reykjavik Open (2010) ; Reykjavik Open (2011) ; Reykjavik Open (2012) ; Reykjavik Open (2013) ; Reykjavik Open (2014) ; Reykjavik Open (2015) ; Reykjavik Open (2016) ; Reykjavik Open (2017) ; Reykjavik Open (2018) ; Reykjavik Open (2019) ; Reykjavik Open (2023) ;

Historic Icelandic Tournaments:

Reykjavik (1964)

Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972)

Spassky - Hort Candidates Quarterfinal (1977)

Vestmannaeyjar (1985)

Reykjavik Hrokurinn (2003)

Chess in Iceland:

The Icelandic database has much interesting material, a good starting-point being searches with the words ‘skák’, ‘Spassky’ and ‘Fischer’.

<Minn tími mun koma <!>>

>> Click here to see Aurora's game collections.

   Aurora has kibitzed 347 times to chessgames   [less...]
   May-29-23 L T Haugen vs P Haberecht, 2023
Aurora: < Bishoprick > The last move is a recording error. The game went on a little longer: < 34...Qxc3 35.Qd5 Qxb4 36.Rf1 R2e6 37.Qb7 Qc4 38.Rg1 a5 39.h3 R6e7 40.Kh2 Qxa4 41.Rf1 Qe4 42.Qa6 Qe2 43.Qxe2 Rxe2 44.Rc1 R2e7 45.Bf4 a4 46.g4 a3 47.Ra1 Re2+ 48.Kg3 a2 > ...
   Jul-31-22 chessforum (replies)
Aurora: <Re 44th Olympiad (2022) : I suppose will upload all games> Here's the Chennai Women link: ;-)
   Mar-28-22 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Aurora: Save the date: Reykjavik Open 2022 <April 6th - April 12th>
   Mar-28-22 Ding Liren (replies)
Aurora: If Bobby Fischer would read this
   Nov-18-21 0 (replies)
Aurora: Simultaneously trying to sell the 3rd and 4th shots to people who took the first 2 or 3, whilst trying to sell the 1st one as 'highly effective' to people who have taken zero, is a <bold strategy>.
   Mar-16-20 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
Aurora: Great that at least one great super event is taking place in these times of corona madness. All the best for all participants! 1. Caruana 2. Ding Liren 2. Vachier-Lagrave 4. Nepomniachtchi 4. Grischuk 6. Wang Hao 6. Giri 6. Alekseenko
   Sep-24-19 Albert Einstein (replies)
Aurora: Climate change “science” is just environmental eugenics.
   Jul-12-19 Grand Prix Riga (2019) (replies)
Aurora: Don't let <Rigavik ISLAT> mislead you any deeper.
   Apr-13-19 Aurora chessforum (replies)
Aurora: The <34th GAMMA Reykjavik Open> is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place in the <Harpa Concert Hall> in the Icelandic capital <from 8-16 April 2019>. The event gathers together around 240 players. The top prize is EUR 5,000. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 ...
   Apr-03-19 Eva Moser (replies)
Aurora: Hvíli hann í friði.
   Mar-25-19 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1998 (replies)
   Feb-25-19 Odd Lie (replies)
   Feb-04-19 Valentina Gunina (replies)
   Dec-28-18 Santa Claus (replies)
   Dec-09-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Aug-03-18 D Daulyte-Cornette vs M Cornette, 2018 (replies)
   Aug-01-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
   Jun-16-18 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Feb-28-18 Ingimar Jonsson
   Feb-28-18 Freysteinn Thorbergsson (replies)
   Sep-01-17 Spassky vs Hort, 1977 (replies)
   Sep-01-17 Hort vs Spassky, 1977
   Aug-11-17 Jon T Thor
   Apr-26-17 chessforum (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-25-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-23-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-21-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-21-16 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
   Nov-18-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-18-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
   Nov-15-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-14-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-12-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-01-16 Lenka Ptacnikova (replies)
   Jul-21-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Jun-28-16 User not found chessforum (replies)
   Mar-10-16 Reykjavik Open (2016) (replies)
   Mar-10-16 I Cheparinov vs J Tan, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-10-16 J K Thorgeirsson vs E Paehtz, 2016 (replies)
   Feb-04-16 Fischer vs Gotz, 1983
   Jan-21-16 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
   Dec-23-14 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
   Jun-26-14 Y Yu vs Wang Chen, 2008 (replies)
   Apr-16-14 Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 (replies)
   Jan-06-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Dec-05-13 E Can vs Y Yu, 2013
   Nov-30-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Nov-30-13 NN (replies)
   Nov-02-13 T Finnbogadottir vs M Shepherd, 2012
   Jun-11-13 Gudmundur Palmason (replies)
   Jan-30-12 J Mieses vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 (replies)
   Jun-27-11 Ulf Andersson (replies)
   Jun-13-11 Loek van Wely (replies)
   May-18-11 Love (replies)
   May-10-11 K Bhatia vs Y Orlova, 2010 (replies)
   May-06-11 World Championship Candidates (2011) (replies)
   May-03-11 Spielmann vs S Rubinstein, 1933 (replies)
   Apr-12-11 Peter Heine Nielsen (replies)
   Apr-12-11 European Championship (2011) (replies)
   Apr-11-11 Zhao Jun vs D Xiu, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-09-11 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   Mar-13-11 T Thorhallsson vs J Gustafsson, 2011 (replies)
   Feb-25-11 Thanh Phan chessforum (replies)
   Jan-25-11 Klovans vs Timoshenko, 2000 (replies)
   Jan-21-11 Ponomariov vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2011
   Sep-08-10 RAW Chess Challenge (2010) (replies)
   Jul-15-10 Odd Lie (replies)
   Jun-22-10 N Yaremko vs D Recuero Guerra, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-26-09 Suetin vs Botvinnik, 1952 (replies)
   Oct-27-09 Robson vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-27-09 S Shipov vs V Gagarin, 1994 (replies)
   Jul-06-09 Y Xu vs I Charkhalashvili, 2001 (replies)
   Jun-15-09 J Sarkar vs F Obers, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-11-09 M Umansky vs The World, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-10-09 M Burkett vs D Fritzinger, 1969 (replies)
   Jun-01-09 V Gashimov vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   May-29-09 A Bykhovsky vs D Oltean, 1990 (replies)
   May-28-09 B H Wood vs F Parr, 1950 (replies)
   May-26-09 C Bauer vs Korchnoi, 2003 (replies)
   May-22-09 M Tauber vs P Bachmayr, 1991 (replies)
   Apr-14-09 G Kluger vs B Sandor, 1954 (replies)
   Mar-24-09 NN vs Shearer, 1978 (replies)
   Mar-16-09 H High vs Keene, 1964 (replies)
   Mar-09-09 J Vesely vs J Rejfir, 1961 (replies)
   Mar-05-09 Steinitz vs Schlechter, 1898 (replies)
   Feb-24-09 E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1846 (replies)
   Jan-18-09 T Taylor vs A J Mestel, 1978 (replies)
   Jan-16-09 A Nickel vs The World, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-14-09 Beliavsky vs Geller, 1979 (replies)
   Jan-12-09 K Beddar vs N Arosemena, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-21-08 mckmck chessforum (replies)
   Oct-21-08 Battle of the Brains II, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-20-08 H Hasan vs M F Littleton, 1972 (replies)
   Oct-03-08 O Sarapu vs R E Baeyertz, 1955 (replies)
   Oct-01-08 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Aug-11-08 The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 (replies)
   Jul-14-08 chesstoplay chessforum (replies)
   Jul-14-08 Geller vs G Garcia, 1978 (replies)
   Jul-05-08 mmmsplay10 chessforum (replies)
   Jul-05-08 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
   Jul-04-08 Leko vs Nepomniachtchi, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-02-08 Kramnik vs Leko, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-01-08 Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-01-08 Keres vs V Rootare, 1942 (replies)
   Jun-30-08 S Robovic vs Van Wely, 1992 (replies)
   Jun-30-08 H Kramer vs J van Oosterwijk Bruyn, 1946 (replies)
   Jun-28-08 Dortmund Sparkassen (2008) (replies)
   Jun-27-08 YouRang chessforum (replies)
   Jun-26-08 K Georgiev vs I Rogers, 1993 (replies)
   Mar-04-08 Sils vs L Schmid, 1971 (replies)
   Feb-25-08 Karjakin vs T Metsalu, 2001 (replies)
   Feb-18-08 A Blees vs Plachetka, 1985 (replies)
   Feb-11-08 E Diemer vs R A Fuller, 1957 (replies)
   Feb-08-08 Zappa vs Crafty, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-04-08 Reshevsky vs E D Duncan, 1921 (replies)
   Jan-31-08 Larsen vs Tal, 1984 (replies)
   Jan-28-08 Corus Group A (2008) (replies)
   Jan-23-08 Fischer vs Fine, 1963 (replies)
   Jan-19-08 Fischer vs Panno, 1970 (replies)
   Jan-18-08 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Jan-16-08 Bareev vs Kupreichik, 1990 (replies)
   Jan-15-08 Trattner vs P C Gibbs, 1955 (replies)
   Jan-13-08 Van der Wiel vs Ehlvest, 1989 (replies)
   Jan-09-08 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Jan-09-08 Capablanca vs R Grau, 1939 (replies)
   Jan-09-08 Capablanca vs R Raubitschek, 1906 (replies)
   Jan-05-08 A Matanovic vs Petrosian, 1959 (replies)
   Jan-05-08 sentriclecub chessforum (replies)
   Dec-28-07 I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1939 (replies)
   Dec-28-07 Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 (replies)
   Dec-24-07 Rubinstein vs NN, 1902 (replies)
   Dec-14-07 Levenfish vs P Romanovsky, 1933 (replies)
   Dec-14-07 Kamsky vs Shirov, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-14-07 Kasparov vs Turbostar, 1985 (replies)
   Dec-12-07 Blitz vs Belle, 1978 (replies)
   Nov-12-07 Hermann Neustadtl vs O Valenta, 1889 (replies)
   Nov-10-07 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   Oct-25-07 Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 (replies)
   Oct-23-07 Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 (replies)
   Oct-22-07 P Poutiainen vs Szabo, 1975 (replies)
   Oct-18-07 Smyslov vs Pilnik, 1956 (replies)
   Oct-17-07 Judit Polgar (replies)
   Oct-15-07 Sergei Tiviakov (replies)
   Oct-15-07 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Oct-15-07 J Werle vs Z Mamedjarova, 2007
   Oct-15-07 Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1907 (replies)
   Oct-15-07 Susan Polgar (replies)
   Oct-13-07 Waitaka chessforum (replies)
   Oct-13-07 dalbertz chessforum (replies)
   Oct-13-07 Red October chessforum (replies)
   Oct-12-07 Sam Sloan (replies)
   Oct-10-07 G Isakov vs V A Nikitin, 1947 (replies)
   Oct-09-07 S Gross vs D Blasl, 1999 (replies)
   Oct-08-07 R Boger vs S Goerlinger, 2002 (replies)
   Oct-05-07 R Cardoso vs Bronstein, 1958 (replies)
   Oct-03-07 K V Shantharam vs K Murugan, 1994 (replies)
   Oct-02-07 V Kravchenko vs E Vorobiov, 2000 (replies)
   Sep-26-07 A Kosten vs Adorjan, 1988 (replies)
   Sep-25-07 Boris Gelfand (replies)
   Sep-15-07 World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
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