Paris Rapid & Blitz 1: Firouzja’s birthday blues
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Paris Rapid & Blitz 1: Firouzja’s birthday blues

Alireza Firouzja celebrated his 18th birthday in Paris on Friday, but not everything went to plan. After missed chances in the first two games he was beaten by Teimour Radjabov, who had started the day with a 10th non-game in a row but was suddenly spurred into action by losing to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. No-one managed to blow away the field on the first day, with Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Wesley So and Peter Svidler all leading on 4/6 after scoring one win and two draws.




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