On the first day of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational Online Chess Tournament, two matches have played, both matches ended in a thrill. The first match of the day was played between
In the first match, Ding Liren beat Alireza Firouzja by 2.5-1.5 in four rapid games, three games ended in a draw and one was won by Ding Liren. Ding Liren got 3 points and Alireza Firouzja 0 points.
In the second match of the first-day Norwegian world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen beat Japanese-born American Chessmaster Hikaru Nakamura in Armageddon game after the tie. The match ended with 2-1, 2 for Carlsen and 1 for Hikaru Nakamura after the Armageddon game.
At the end of the first day, the points were Ding Liren -3, Magnus Carlsen -2, Hikaru Nakamura-1 and Alireza Firouzja -0.