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World Chess Cup 2013, round 1

The first games of the opening round started in Tromso after Commissioner for Business, Culture and Sports of Tromso Municipality, Mr. Jonas Stein, made the first symbolic move in the Aronian-Markov game.

The first games of the opening round started in Tromso after Commissioner for Business, Culture and Sports of Tromso Municipality, Mr. Jonas Stein, made the first symbolic move in the Aronian-Markov game.

The first game of Round 1 of the World Chess Cup 2013 has been played in Tromso, Norway. The first day was marked by strong security measures, interesting games with a few surprises, and a minute of silence for GM Kurnosov.

Photos opening ceremony (part 1) / Photos first day (part 1) / Photos round 1

The favorites in the higher half of the draw met significantly lower rated opponents. The top seeds won their games relatively easily, but there were also a few surprises like the loss by Super GM Alexander Morozevich against Canadian GM Bator Sambuev. The American player GM Ray Robson won a beautiful game against the higher rated opponent GM Andrey Volokitin. GM Gata Kamsky and GM Michael Adams drew against Chinese players Lou Yiping and Wan Yunguo respectively, while the Chinese derby between Wang Hao and Liu Qingnan also finished in a draw. Playing with Black former Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan drew against GM Alexey Shirov.

Scroll down for the full table of results of round 1 and replay the games here

The first games of the opening round started in Tromso after Commissioner for Business, Culture and Sports of Tromso Municipality, Mr. Jonas Stein, made the first symbolic move in the Aronian-Markov game.

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Because of the 15-minute delay before the first game the players got an opportunity to
speak with their chess friends.

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GM Salem Saleh and Yahya Saleh from the UAE Chess Federation.

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Before the round the players stood up for a moment of silence in memory of the
recently passed Russian GM Igor Kurnosov.

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Current European Champion GM Alexander Moiseenko had a rest day today. His
opponent GM Adly Ahmed from Egypt was prevented from playing in the FIDE World Cup
due to obligatory service in the Egyptian Army.

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Sofia Rules are not in force at the tournament so it’s up
to the players to decide when they want to offer a draw.
The first game to finish was Zvjagintsev-Swiercz, 12 moves.

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Four women are taking part in the FIDE World Cup in Tromso: Judit Polgar,
Hou Yifan, Anna Ushenina and Deysi Cori. Former Women’s World Champion
Hou Yifan managed to make a draw against GM Alexei Shirov, while the others lost their games.

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Susan Polgar and Lawrence Trent working for the live coverage of the FIDE World Cup 2013.

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Former Women’s World Champion Susan Polgar and current Women’s World Champion
Anna Ushenina at the press conference.

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World Chess Cup 2013 round 1 results

MATCH NO. PLAYER FED RTG RESULT PLAYER FED RTG
1 Aronian, Levon ARM 2813 1 – 0 Markov, Mikhail KGZ 2304
2 G., Akash IND 2340 0 – 1 Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2796
3 Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2784 1 – 0 Bwalya, Gillan ZAM 2341
4 Bjelobrk, Igor AUS 2341 0 – 1 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2785
5 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2772 1 – 0 Ali, Sebbar MAR 2371
6 Cori T., Deysi PER 2434 0 – 1 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2772
7 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2764 1 – 0 Rahman, Ziaur BAN 2470
8 Lou, Yiping CHN 2484 1/2 – 1/2 Kamsky, Gata USA 2741
9 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2775 1 – 0 Shoker, Samy EGY 2489
10 El Gindy, Essam EGY 2487 0 – 1 Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2757
11 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2756 1 – 0 Hansen, Torbjorn Ringdal NOR 2492
12 Liu, Qingnan CHN 2500 1/2 – 1/2 Wang, Hao CHN 2747
13 Svidler, Peter RUS 2746 1 – 0 Ushenina, Anna UKR 2500
14 Wan, Yunguo CHN 2512 1/2 – 1/2 Adams, Michael ENG 2740
15 Leko, Peter HUN 2744 1 – 0 Johannessen, Leif Erlend NOR 2519
16 Sambuev, Bator CAN 2524 1 – 0 Morozevich, Alexander RUS 2739
17 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2719 1 – 0 Holt, Conrad USA 2539
18 Salem, A.R. Saleh UAE 2556 0 – 1 Giri, Anish NED 2737
19 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2731 1/2 – 1/2 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2534
20 Cori, Jorge PER 2569 1/2 – 1/2 Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2733
21 Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2716 1/2 – 1/2 Darini, Pouria IRI 2535
22 Durarbayli, Vasif AZE 2567 1/2 – 1/2 Korobov, Anton UKR 2720
23 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2719 1 – 0 Shabalov, Alexander USA 2546
24 Wei, Yi CHN 2551 1/2 – 1/2 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2723
25 Navara, David CZE 2715 1 – 0 Mareco, Sandro ARG 2561
26 Agdestein, Simen NOR 2567 0 – 1 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2714
27 Alekseev, Evgeny RUS 2710 1/2 – 1/2 Adhiban, B. IND 2567
28 Paragua, Mark PHI 2565 0 – 1 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2724
29 Le, Quang Liem VIE 2702 1 – 0 Barbosa, Oliver PHI 2571
30 Kaidanov, Gregory S USA 2574 0 – 1 Areshchenko, Alexander UKR 2709
31 Malakhov, Vladimir RUS 2707 1 – 0 Hansen, Eric CAN 2584
32 Ramirez, Alejandro USA 2588 1/2 – 1/2 Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2706
33 So, Wesley PHI 2710 1 – 0 Ipatov, Alexander TUR 2584
34 Christiansen, Larry M USA 2584 0 – 1 Fressinet, Laurent FRA 2708
35 Riazantsev, Alexander RUS 2700 1/2 – 1/2 Felgaer, Ruben ARG 2586
36 Flores, Diego ARG 2578 0 – 1 Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2706
37 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2702 1/2 – 1/2 Brunello, Sabino ITA 2607
38 Fier, Alexandr BRA 2595 1/2 – 1/2 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2701
39 Moiseenko, Alexander UKR 2699 1 – 0 w/o Adly, Ahmed EGY 2594
40 Hammer, Jon Ludvig NOR 2605 1/2 – 1/2 Movsesian, Sergei ARM 2699
41 Shirov, Alexei LAT 2696 1/2 – 1/2 Hou, Yifan CHN 2609
42 Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo CUB 2609 1 – 0 Polgar, Judit HUN 2696
43 Jobava, Baadur GEO 2696 1 – 0 Kravtsiv, Martyn UKR 2607
44 Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2625 1 – 0 Akopian, Vladimir ARM 2691
45 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2698 1/2 – 1/2 Najer, Evgeniy RUS 2626
46 Robson, Ray USA 2623 1 – 0 Volokitin, Andrei UKR 2688
47 Li, Chao b CHN 2693 1/2 – 1/2 Postny, Evgeny ISR 2628
48 Popov, Ivan RUS 2644 1 – 0 Ragger, Markus AUT 2680
49 Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS 2693 1/2 – 1/2 Leitao, Rafael BRA 2632
50 Melkumyan, Hrant ARM 2632 1/2 – 1/2 Granda Zuniga, Julio E PER 2664
51 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy UKR 2678 0 – 1 Negi, Parimarjan IND 2643
52 Hracek, Zbynek CZE 2635 1/2 – 1/2 Bologan, Viktor MDA 2672
53 Dreev, Aleksey RUS 2668 1/2 – 1/2 Azarov, Sergei BLR 2636
54 Dubov, Daniil RUS 2624 1 – 0 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. UKR 2669
55 Onischuk, Alexander USA 2667 1 – 0 Iturrizaga, Eduardo VEN 2660
56 Smeets, Jan NED 2623 1/2 – 1/2 Matlakov, Maxim RUS 2676
57 Shimanov, Aleksandr RUS 2655 1/2 – 1/2 Jones, Gawain C B ENG 2645
58 Filippov, Anton UZB 2630 1/2 – 1/2 Romanov, Evgeny RUS 2651
59 Safarli, Eltaj AZE 2660 0 – 1 Amin, Bassem EGY 2652
60 Lupulescu, Constantin ROU 2634 1/2 – 1/2 Sasikiran, Krishnan IND 2660
61 Zvjaginsev, Vadim RUS 2659 1/2 – 1/2 Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2654
62 Kobalia, Mikhail RUS 2651 1/2 – 1/2 Khismatullin, Denis RUS 2653
63 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2662 1/2 – 1/2 Beliavsky, Alexander G SLO 2651
64 Istratescu, Andrei FRA 2646 0 – 1 Lysyj, Igor RUS 2648

Today is the second game of round 1. The time control for each two-game match is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. If the score is equal there are two rapid chess tiebreak games, played at a rate of 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds per move. If the score is still equal then two accelerated games will be played, with a time control of 10 min + 10 sec. If the score is still equal two more games will be played at 5 min + 3 sec. If the winner is still not determined then a final Armageddon game with 5 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, with a 3 sec increment after move 60, will be played. In this game Black has draw odds (i.e. he wins if the game is drawn).

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