Late-joins will be accepted until the start of round 2, which is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. but is likely to begin at 1:30.
Here are some photos taken at the start of round 1:
The twins vs. the GMs! Roshan Idnani vs. Smith (top, in a Sicilian) & Paragua vs. Taran Idnani (bottom, in an English).
English Opening #2: FM Boris Privman (b) vs. Timothy Hoang.
LM Vladimir Polyakin (b) & Shikhar Ahuja waiting.
Ryan Hoang vs. NM Arthur Macaspac's Sicilian.
Yet another English! NM Sameer Mujumdar vs. Ryan Feng.
Ramitha Ravishankar vs. Rudy Tia & Bird's Opening.