First female junior chess champ in Iceland

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Nansý Davíðsdóttir this weekend became the first girl to be crowned Icelandic children’s chess champion. The Icelandic Children’s Chess Championship has been running since 1994.

Nansý celebrated victory in eight of her nine games; drawing in the ninth. With her strong showing at the competition, Nansý has netted herself a place on the national youth chess team, which will compete at the Nordic championship in Finland this February.

Hilmar Freyr Heimsson came in second place. Third place was Vignir Vatnar Stefánsson.

Overall there were 88 competitors in the Icelandic Children’s Chess Championship this weekend, which took place at Rimaskóli school in Reykjavík.

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