The first day of the Blitz portion of the Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland saw a drastic shift in the dynamic of the event. While former World Champion GM Vishy Anand maintained his lead and even extended it to 1.5 points, It was GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Levon Aronian who stole the show today. The former scored a whopping 8 out of possible 9 points while Aronian scored 7 from the same number of games. The two Americans dominated the rest of the field to move to a tie for third, two points behind Anand, and half a point behind the consistent Polish GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda. After a slow start, the Polish hero bagged three consecutive wins toward the end of the day and is now in second place. It surely was not a good day at the office for both GM Richard Rapport and GM Wesley So, but it would be a grave mistake to write these two players out of the tournament just yet.