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.
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.
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.
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.
We are very grateful for the prizes ChessBase has donated to Uppsala Young Champions this year. A gift from ChessBase will be given to all participants, and in addition those who come to the top positions will receive fine ChessBase products, in addition to the regular prices.