In the Chess Olympics played in Chennai, India in recent weeks, there were surprise victories for Uzbekistan in the open class and Ukraine in the women’s class. A big congratulations from us in Uppsala to the winners!
Round 8 and 9 in the GM group will start at 12.00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Today, Monday, two of the festival’s main tournaments start. In the morning, the Uppsala Open begins, they play one round a day until Sunday. And at 4:00 PM this afternoon, it’s time for the grandmaster group to enter.
Bothe these tournaments will be broadcasted live and the grandmaster group will also have live commentary by Uppsala SSS head coach IM Jesper Hall. A link to that broadcast will be published later today.
Many tournaments for you and your friends. Welcome to Uppsala – the chess city!
The organizers would like to thank all the players and others who contributed to making the first edition of Uppsala Chess Festival a success. Book the festival next year already now – the dates are set to 5-14 August 2022.
Several players have the possibility to take a title norm in the GM and IM tournaments. These players still have chances after five rounds out of nine.
The column on the far right shows how many points each player has when there are four rounds left to play and in the other columns show how many points are required for the different norms.
On Thursday night, there were as many as 80 players in the festival blitz tournament and when the fumes was cleared out , it was the Slovak IM Samir Sahidi who stood as the final winner with nine points out of eleven, the same as the second IM Platon Galperin from Ukraine.
Here is the list with all results .
Lars OA Hedlund has been taken many nice photographs during the festival. You can check them out here.
Round 4 in the IM/GM-groups will be played 11 August at 15.00.
We are happy to offer free coffee throughout the tournament. The coffee is available in the lobby, next to the secretariat.
Maria Yugina is not only a good chess player who will participate in one of the stronger tournaments during the Uppsala Chess Festival. She is also an artist who uses motifs from the chess world and with her very own style makes paintings that are unlike anything else. During Uppsala Chess Festival there is a selection of her paintings to view at Hotel Gillet, open for everyone to come and look at.
The first round of the grandmaster group offers several exciting meetings. The new Swedish champion Jung Min Seo meets, for example, the experienced Romanian Mihail Marin and also the game between Tiger Hillarp and Milton Pantzar promises to be very interesting.
Tiger Hillarp Persson – Milton Pantzar
Ludvig Carlsson – Emil Mirzoev
Jung Min Seo – Mihail Marin
Plato Galperin – Kaan Küçüksarı
Valerij Kazakouski – Isak Storme
Two weeks ago, this year’s Swedish Championships were decided in Helsingborg. Two Swedish champions were crowned – Jung Min Seo surprisingly won the “big” Swedish Championship title and in the junior Swedish Championship Ludvig Carlsson won. And both of these newly crowned champions come to Uppsala Chess Festival to play in the grandmaster tournament.
The two silver medalists – experienced Tiger Hillarp and Milton Pantzar – will also play, and young star Platon Galperin from Ukraine and the Romanian Grandmaster Mihail Marin will make interesting starts.
Here is the entire starting field :
- GM Tiger Hillarp, Sweden, 51 (2542)
- GM Mihail Marin, Romania, 56 (2502)
- IM Valerij Kazakovskij, Belarus, 21 (2499)
- IM Plato Galperin, Ukraine, 18 (2490)
- IM Jung Min Seo, Sweden, 19 (2453)
- GM Emil Mirzoev , Ukraine, 25 (2437)
- IM Milton Pantzar, Sweden, 20 (2421)
- FM Isak Storme, Sweden, 20 (2397)
- FM Kaan Küçüksarı, Sweden, 18 (2365)
- CM Ludvig Carlsson, Sweden, 18 (2258)
The weekend before Uppsala Chess Festival – 6-8 August – we offer a FIDE Arbiter Seminar for FA/IA-norms.
Check the invitation and register!