Sergey Karjakin

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TASS, September 3. Russian Sergey Karjakin with black pieces drew with the Australian Anton Smirnov in the first game of the world chess Cup, which takes place in Tbilisi.

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The current world champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen defeated the Nigerian, Oluwafemi of Balogun. The representative of Armenia Levon Aronian defeated the South American Daniel Codere, Indian Viswanathan Anand on Malaysian Lee Chan SW. Georgian Nana Dzagnidze lost Dutchman Anish Giri, HOU Yifan from China played a draw with the pole Kasperom Perun.

Russians Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Svidler, Ernesto Inarkiev, Maxim Matlakov, Alexander Grischuk, Vladislav Artemiev, Evgeniy Najer, Alexey Dreev won their parties . Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Motylev, Daniil Dubov, Vitiugov Nikita, Boris Grachev, Dmitry Andreikin, Alex Gaganov, Mikhail Antipov, Evgeny Tomashevsky played a draw. Vladimir Fedoseev and Anton Demchenko lost in their games.

The world Cup is held according to the knockout system. At each stage, except the final, the players play by two parties. In case of a tie is a tie-break. The first round will end on 5 September.

Winner and finalist of the world Cup will receive tickets to the candidates tournament. The world Cup will end on September 27.