Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend Z.Safarova / Azerbaijani grand masters Teymur Rajabov and Shahrayar Mammadyarov were victorious in their first matches of the World Cup, which began in Khanti-Mansiysk.
Rajabov was the first to play the match in which he defeated Vladimir Genb from Russia. Later Mammadyarov defeated Khaled Abdel Razika from Egypt. To qualify for the next round they only need to draw.
Rauf Mammadov drew with Evgeniy Tomashevshiy. This match was the last in the day and they made 130 moves.