Ellen Fredericia Nilssen from Denmark will play in Uppsala Young Champions! She has just played in Offerspill Nordic Invitational in Oslo, Norway where she played an impressive tournament with both a WIM-norm and her first win against a grandmaster.
I October we are happy to welcome her to Uppsala and we hope to see her play at least as good as in Norway!
Swedish IM Milton
Pantzar is one of the first players to register for Uppsala Young Champions
2020. Milton has just graduated from the chess high school NTG in Oslo, and now
tries to improve his play by playing chess full time.
Milton took a good third place in the tournament and we are very happy to
welcome him to Uppsala again this year.
Since we want to carry out this year’s edition of Uppsala Young Champions in a safe way, we of course follow all the recommendations given by the Swedish Public Health Agency. We also follow the development of the coronavirus and if there are any important changes related to the competition, they will be announced here. Some of the adjustments we make are these:
We only accept so many players so that there can be sufficient distance between the players in the room.
If nothing changes no audience is unfortunately welcome to the venue, but we have live broadcasts where you can follow all parties.
Access to hand disinfection is available and we remind you of the importance of good hand hygiene. In addition, we disinfect the boards and pieces between each round.
If you feel ill or have any symptoms of illness, you are unfortunately not welcome to participate in the competition.
We greet each other before the party and thank you for a good match, but not with a handshake.
Yevgenij Roshka from Ukraine has 7.5 points out of 8 and lead with 1.5 points before the final round in Uppsala Young Champions. Roshka is thus already a clear winner in despite a round remaining. Congratulations!
In Uppsala GM, Roshka’s countryman Egor Bogdanov has impressed and has the possibility to take a GM-norm if he can manage at least a draw in the last round against Thomas Ernst from Sweden..
Here you can follow the last rounds, start 30/10 at 16.00
Parallel to Uppsala Young Champions, this year also a grand master tournament – Uppsala GM – is played, where several Swedish players are given the opportunity to meet really strong opposition and also take norms in IM or GM titles.
Four players from Ukraine, one each from Russia and Belarus and four Swedes form the team and they a round robin tournament. The Swedes are GM Thomas Ernst from Uppsala, FM Theodor Kenneskog, Stockholm, FM Tom Rydström, Växjö and the joker Max Wahlund from Linköping.
Wahlund is one of Sweden’s most active players and regularly writes on the blog INTE BARA SCHACK. He is even doing that during this tournament!