The first round of Uppsala Young Champions was played on Friday night, and went well. Some of the players came flying directly from other competitions and did not arrive on time, but they will play their first round later in the week instead.
Most of the results went according to plan, but some surprises are worth noting. For example, young Axel Falkevall with black won against Hampus Sörensen and Joar Östlund took a merit victory against significantly higher ranked Arvin Rasti.
As usual, we are happy to welcome players from many nationalities to Uppsala, this year they come from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Italy, Ukraine and Belarus.