The only player to score today is Aronian vs Ivanchuk. Even though his position was really bad, I do not think that Ivanchuk should have resigned at this stage. Players have won in much worse positions in previous rounds of the World Cup. When so much is on the line, nerves can play a major role.

Quarterfinals – Game 1 results

Aronian, Levon – Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0
Fedoseev, Vladimir – So, Wesley ½-½
Rapport, Richard – Ding, Liren ½-½
Svidler, Peter – Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½
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