-Judith Polgar is the first to qualified for next round, her opponent GM Dusko Pavasovic failed to show up. Some say due to illness other say he just failed to reach the city.
-Yu Yangyi gives the big surprise by beating strong GM Sergei Movsesian in round 1 game 1.
-Of all the Sicilian games the statistic is White-Black, 7.5 - 2.5
Areshchenko vs F Jimenez 1-0 B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav
E Najer vs E Maghami 1-0 B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
Smirin vs Ehlvest 1-0 B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
Shabalov vs Baklan 1-0 B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
Bologan vs A Adly 1-0 B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
W Sarwat vs V Gashimov 0-1 B50 Sicilian
Y Yu vs Movsesian 1-0 B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
L Dominguez vs D Smerdon ½-½ B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav
Pridorozhni vs Alekseev ½-½ in 11 move (need confirmation)
Hess vs Motylev ½-½ (view)
-Wesley So win over Guseinov but his games marked as incomplete, so the game still not yet uploaded into most website. The moves are : 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. h3 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Bd3 exd5 9. exd5 Qe7+ 10. Be3 Bh6
-Known decisive miniatures games:
A Rodriguez Vila vs Karjakin 0-1 15 moves A02 Bird Opening
Abdel Razik,K - Morozevich,A 0-1 22 moves D90 Gruenfeld
-Ivan Sokolov also the loser favorite in Day 1 , his opponent is Sergey Fedorchuk
Meanwhile Akobian defeated Tregubov who play a Dutch defence. The game went into very well attacking game and can be included in my Shredding Chess Moves collection.
Akobian V. (2624) Tregubov P. (2642) 1-0 A80 Dutch