Þröstur Þórhallsson, London 2010
|Born||19 March 1969 51) (age|
|FIDE rating||2430 (September 2020)|
|Peak rating||2510 (July 1997)|
Þröstur Þórhallsson (English orthography: Throstur Thorhallsson; born 19 March 1969) is an Icelandic chess grandmaster. He was Icelandic Chess Champion in 2012.
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