Johan Norberg won the blitz tournament

Johan Norberg won the blitz (photo: Lars OA Hedlund)

On Sunday night most of the participants played a blitz tournament together with some of Uppsalas blitz stars. Even some players from other cities joined and it was a great tournament.

Johan Norberg won, with youngsters Jung Min Seo och Kaan Küçüksarı 2nd and 3rd. Kurt Ekelund, Uppsala and Elmar Reinert Fjällheim, Faroe Islands won rating prizes

All results

Games – round 1-5

The games from the first five rounds can be seen below. Click above the board to choose game.

A missed opportunity

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.