There is now great news for Dutch players, for a memorable 2012, from a chess, cultural and historical point of view: a special package for the Reykjavik Open, held between 8th and 13th of March 2012!
The President of the Icelandic Chess Federation, Gunnar Bjornsson, tells us more:
"Dear Dutch Chess Friends!
Happy new year!
Reykjavik Open will be held in Harpa, Reykjavik's spectacular new music hall on the harbour.
In co-operation with Icelandair we offer a special package for the Dutch players, who would like to participate. The package includes flight (from Amsterdam), hotel and 25% discount of entrance fee.
There will be a strong field: Fabiano Caruana and David Navara are amongst more than 20 grandmasters who will participate. We estimate that the total number of players will be around 150-200."
• Official website
• Direct link to the special offer for Dutch chess players
• Players' list
I can happily say that I am also on the starting list! And looking forward to the chance to face a 2700 rated player!