Fiery start at Karpov Poikovsky Chess

Every chess game in round 1 ended in a decisive result, which is rare in top level

Round 1 results

Gelfand, Boris - Nepomniachtchi, Ian 0-1
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Artemiev, Vladislav 1-0
Korobov, Anton - Fedoseev, Vladimir 1-0
Sutovsky, Emil - Kovalev, Vladislav 1-0
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Bologan, Viktor 1-0

The 19th Karpov International Chess Tournament is taking place in the small Siberian town of Poikovsky, Russia from 27 May to 5 June.

The chess venue is the Sports School “Neptune” in Poikovsky, Nefteyugansk Ugra, Russia. The chess event is a 10-player single round-robin with the average ELO of 2688. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 chess moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 chess moves, then 15 minutes until the end of the chess game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.