Round 1 – Saturday the 11th
Dominguez, L. – Giri, A. ½-½
Van Wely, L. – Karjakin, S. 0-1
Harikrishna, P. – Aronian, L. ½-½
Caruana, F. – Gelfand, B. 1-0
Nakamura, H. – Naiditsch, A. 1-0
Rapport, R. – So, W. 0-1 (So was only able to arrive a few hours before the start of round 1. His opponent agreed to delay the game by 1 hour.)
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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
Susan Polgar January 12, 2014 Daily News, Major Tournaments 4 Comments
Nice win by Wesley. I hope the Round 2 clash with Nakamura produces a classic.
Nakamura proved once again that he is the best.
Good sportsmanship by Rapport for allowing 1 hour additional rest for So. Bad sportsmanship by So for beating Rapport in return 😉
Must have been a stressful last few days for So, not knowing if he’ll be at Wijk Aan Zee on time. Very good start though. St. Louis is probably 7 hours behind Wijk Aan Zee so the afternoon to evening game felt like early morning to midday. Could have been to his advantage. He was probably more energized at game’s end.