No game on Tuesday until 3 pm, and Isaac Storme and David Narva decides to go to Studentbokhandeln (the Student Bookstore) located across the street from the Schackcentrum to look for books. Unfortunately, for the people in Uppsala, the same day it was announced that Studentbokhandeln had to close, and the local newspaper went there and Isak and David told them they “like to browse the books before deciding to buy.”
Simon Thorhallsson from Iceland (black) had fought for a long time against Collin Colbow from Germany, without much hope.
White just made the seemingly decisive 71.Rg6-g5. The threat is Rf3-f8 with mate. But Simon found the last chance – he sacrificed the queen with 71…Qh4†! and whites only options was 72.Kxh4 and stalemate!
After three rounds four players are in the lead with 2,5 points.
In one of the games in the 3rd round Vitus Buchert from Uppsala played black against young Luitjen Akselsson Apol from Faroe Islands.
White has had the upper hand during most of the game, but in the end game black has come back and is now in charge. But in this position, despite of the knight, it is only one move that collects the full point. 55…Rxa7! After 56.Rxa7 h2 there is no way to stop the pawn from queening. After 57.Rh7 Bh4 58.Bg7† Kh3 white can resign. Unfortunately black missed the opportunity and after 55…Bd8 a draw was agreed in some moves.