Very interesting, but game 1?? That's rather insulting. Game 5 is more like it. I'd say he should have started in game 5 through 8. With Goiko, Irastorza, Rekalde and Erkiaga soon to be away for a month, up to November, perhaps they want him to get used to it there, and that dead and slow court (which will hurt him dramatically), before committing him to mid to late games.