The annual Reyjavik Open regularly attracts a large and strong field. There are 264 entrants at this year’s 10-round event, which started on Wednesday. 32 GMs have entered, including top seed Anish Giri (2771).
Suffolk’s David Spence is one of eleven English entrants, who include GM Gawain Jones, seeded seventh.
After four rounds, David is on 2½ points. His only loss was to an Icelandic GM in Round 3. In Round 5, David faces another GM, from India. Five players, all GMs (including Gawain), are on maximum points.
You can follow David’s progress here.