The World Chess Championship has started in Khanti-Manskiysk. The competition of K.O tournament character, will disqualify the failed players in the rivalry for the World Cup. In this tournament it is very important to retain the color вЂ" try not to lose with black figures and to
win the white figures. If it will be possible to gain a victory with black figures, then the fate of the match comprised of two parties is almost predetermined.
Azerbaijani chess player, Teymur Rajabov, succeeded it in game with Diego Flores, an Argentinean sportsman.
The rest matches with the participation of other strong sportsmen yielded the expected results. The unexpected results were fixed in the games between ex-World Champion on FIDE version, Ponomaryev, of Ukraine, and Ahmed, of Egypt, between Lottie, of France, and Pridorozhniy, of Russia, as well as Krasenkov, of Poland, and Ammonatov, of Tajikistan, which ended in a draw, while Nakamura, of the United States, lost to Surin Ganguli, of India.