Serbia's Velimir Ivic, right, eliminated 14-year-old Turkish sensation Ediz Gurel in the first phase of the tiebreak ©FIDE/Maria Emilianova

Georgian Grandmaster Levan Pantsulaia will be the opponent for world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway in round two of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) World Cup in Baku tomorrow.

Pantsulaia beat India’s Grandmaster Harsha Bharathakoti in a tiebreak today.

Azerbaijan’s Vugar Asadli recorded a rapid chess victory and draw against Lê Tuấn Minh in the first tiebreak to book his place in round two.

Asadli now faces 2023 FIDE World Championship match runner-up Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia who is playing under a neutral FIDE flag.

Tiebreaks were needed in 24 open matches and nine of the women’s contests, and took some six hours to complete.

One of the reasons the day went the distance was because Azerbaijan's Aydin Suleymanyi did not overcome China's Xu Yinglun until the fourth phase of the tiebreak process.

Suleymanyi will play against Iran's Parham Maghsoodloo in round two.

Mikheil Mchedlishvili of Georgia won his first tiebreak and drew his second against Tomas Laurušas of Lithuania.

His reward is a meeting with world number three Fabiano Caruana of the United States, who was presented with a cake to mark his 31st birthday in Baku on Sunday (July 30).

The adventures of 14-year-old Ediz Gurel of Turkey, a sensation on the first day, have now come to an end.

Velimir Ivic of Serbia won both his rapid games in the tiebreak and is now set to take on Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain.

All FIDE World Cup players have been given a gift of some Azerbaijan tea but tie breaks rather than tea breaks took priority today inBaku ©ITG
All FIDE World Cup players have been given a gift of some Azerbaijan tea but tie breaks rather than tea breaks took priority today inBaku ©ITG

Hungarian Grandmaster Ferenc Berkes went through after winning his first two tiebreak matches against Darina Pouria of Iran.

Israeli Boris Gelfand, FIDE World Cup winner in 2009 and World Championship runner-up in 2012 is his opponent in round two.

There were few shocks in the Women’s World Cup where only one match went into a second tiebreak.

Pauline Guichard of France eventually defeated Assel Serikbay of Kazakhstan to set up a meeting with India’s former world youth champion Vaishali Rameshbabu.

Play in round two begins tomorrow, with each match consisting of two games, with a subsequent day set aside for any necessary tiebreaks.

Ties in the open competition tomorrow include 2021 FIDE World Cup winner Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland against Peru’s Emilio Cordova.

World number two Hikaru Nakamura from the United States is set to play Karthik Venkataraman of India.

In the FIDE Women's World Cup, the entry of world champion Ju Wenjun of China is also certain to catch the eye when she plays Eva Repková of Slovakia.