On the 2nd of June during the first day of championship in 4 groups were carried out 20 games. 8 victories (40%), 1 plus draw game and 11 draw games
In the group named after Andris Andreiko were the following results: Yuriy Anikeev won Yuriy Nosov and Alexander Getmansky won Oskar Budis from Poland. In the game between the titans of the draughts sport Alexander Georgiev and Alexander Balyakin draw with plus was got by the world champion. As it was noted by the commentators of Draughts Championship «this result could be very important» (Alexander Presman), «taking into account that all points (including pluses) from semi-finals are counted in the final – two and three times important» (Alexander Moiseev).
In the group named after Baba Sy four out of five games were resultative – very rare event during the competition of such a high level. Two points were gotten by: Nikolas Derival (USA), Artem Ivanov (Ukraine), Dul Erdenebileg (Mongolia) and Alexander Schwarzman. Very unexpectedly champion of Asia Dul Erdenebileg won Andrey Tolchikov (Belarus). Muscovite Schwarzman using specific maneuver won the citizen of Riga Golubeva. Famous Harm Wiersma working on this championship as a commentator analyzed their game. And right after the game Schwarzman and Golubeva together with Harry Otten, Harm Wiersma, Allan Silva and other draughts players continued analyzing the game.
In the group named after Iser Kuperman there were 4 draw games. The only victory was got by N’Ch Joel Atse from Cameroon.
In the group named after Marcel Deslauriers were two resultative games and tree draw games. Vitaly Shtumpf from Germany made a mistake and Rul Bumstra from Holland one of the main pretendants to the victory in the championship used his chance and won. And finally the main sensation of the 1st round – loss of one of the main favorites of the championship - of the citizen of Ufa Aynur Shaibakov. Victory over Ainur Shaibakov was held by Adonis Ano (Cote D’Ivoire). In classic position he executed attack on the left wing, performed beautiful maneuver and broke through by sacrificing two pieces.