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Kaidanov, Shulman, and Krush among the US chess players in Reykjavik

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Yuri Shulman

The Reykjavik Open 2013 will take place 19-27 February in Iceland. It will be one of the top open chess tournaments of the year, with over 100 titled players. Top seeded are GM Vachier Largave (France), GM David Navara (Czech Republic), and GM Ivan Cheparinov (Bulgaria)

USA is sending a large delegation to Iceland. Top players are the 2012 US Chess Championship finalists GM Yuri Shulman and GM Gregory Kaidanov, as well as 2013 US Chess Championship participant IM Irina Krush.

Other US titled players included in the Reykjavik Open are IM John Bartholomew, NM Yaacov Norowitz, and IM Vladimir Prosviriakov, while from the norm chasers we can note the participation of Mike Murray, Stephen Jablon, Gregory Hisnay,Mikhail Kruglyak, and Kent Evenson.

Neighbour Canada is also sending players, including Chessdom commentator IM Aman Hambleton and WCM Yelizaveta Orlova.

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