So round 1 is basically over, just IM Feingold pushing on a dead-draw against a strong junior player FM Bercys. Apparantly he's trying to get the Bent Larsen prize for fighting chess by pushing for a win past the point Bent Larsen would have. As for the games I saw Friedel on ICC and congratulated him on his victory which was predicted yesterday on this blog. There were a few upsets that didn't make it into my last post and I wanted to include those as well:
Zatonskih - Gulko 1/2-1/2 (although the final position is a win, so probably a relay error)
Ginsburg - Christiansen 1/2-1/2
Tuvshintugs - Fishbein 1-0 (probably 2nd biggest upset after Friedel over Nakamura)
Yermolinsky - Liu 1/2-1/2 (Liu put up a very stubborn defense)
Airapetian - Federowicz 1/2-1/2
[UPDATED: Feingold - Bercys 1/2-1/2 official]
Likely Feingold - Bercys will also be a draw, but this could play out for a while longer especially with that pawn on the board to reset 50 move rule. Hopefull this doesn't come down to a loss due to time trouble, that would really be a shame.
All in all there were 12 upsets out of 32 games which is quite an impressive number, shows there will be a lot of tough games this championship if already in the first round the results are this volitile. There might be an update later with some annotated games so stay tuned.