Prize to roller coster game

In the fourth round, commentator GM Nils Grandelius wanted to give the prize for the “game of the round” to both players in the fight below. Hampus Sörensen eventually won the game and was also totally superior after the opening. But in between, both players showed a fighting spirit of a rarely seen kind. The comments are computer generated by ChessBase, who also donated the prize.

Time and place for UYC 2021 are set

We are happy to say that time and place for next year’s competition are already set.

8th Uppsala Young Champions 2021 will be played on October 29 – November 3. The venue will be Hotel Scandic Uplandia in Uppsala and we look forward to seeing you then!

Best game of round 2

The commentators Fiona Steil-Antoni and Pontus Carlsson decided that “game of the round” for round 2 was Viktoria Radeva vs Felix Blohberger. Blohberger has the highest rating in the tournament but Viktoria won fast and beautiful. In this position Viktoria (white) is to move.

Viktoria Radeva-Felix Blohberger, round 2

She decided the game by playing 21.Bxf7† and black resigned. If 21…Kh8 22.Re8† wins the queen and if black tries 21…Kxf7 he will get mated after 22.Qc4†.

The prize for “game of the round” is donated by ChessBase.

Uppsala Young Champions moved to a new venue

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to move Uppsala Young Champions to another location. The competition will this year be played at Hotel Scandic Infra City, which is located in Upplands Väsby just south of Arlanda Airport. It is a state-of-the-art conference hotel that offers us very good gaming conditions. The schedule and everything else will be the same as previously said.

Corona information

Today, new recommendations were adopted regarding the spread of corona in Uppsala. Please note that this does not concern traveling to Uppsala, but instead how events should be carried out and how we should interact to each other.

We are aware of these new recommendations and be sure that we are determined to carry out the competition in a safe way for everyone involved. We therefore have an ongoing discussion with the relevant authorities to ensure that we take all necessary measures. We will come back with more information about these shortly.

Five Swedish top players will join as commentators

GM Nils Grandelius is one of the commentators

Fiona Steil-Antoni is the head commentator and by her side she will have some of Swedens top players:

Round 1: GM Nils Grandelius

Round 2: GM Pontus Carlsson

Round 3: GM Harry Schüssler

GM Tiger Hillarp will comment round 6 and 7

Round 4: GM Nils Grandelius

Round 5: IM Jesper Hall

Round 6: GM Tiger Hillarp

Round 7: GM Tiger Hillarp

Round 8: IM Jesper Hall

Round 9: GM Nils Grandelius 

Jung Min Seo new IM

One of the top-ranked players in the tournament is Jung Min Seo from Sweden. This weekend, the Swedish Team Championship ended and the result Jung Min achieved earns him his third and last IM norm.

Congratulations to the IM title!