(Photo taken from the official site)
Results of the 1st round
Magnus Carlsen – Boris Gelfand 1-0
Levon Aronian – Viswanathan Anand 1-0
Hikaru Nakamura – Fabiano Caruana 1/2
A blitz tournament was played yesterday in Zurich to determine the colors for the Classical event. You can replay the games here.
So, after the drawing of lots/blitz we have the following order:
1 Carlsen, M.3 2872
2 Aronian, L. 3 2812
3 Nakamura, H. 2½ 2789
4 Caruana, F. 2½ 2782
5 Anand, V. 2½ 2773
6 Gelfand, B. 1½ 2777
This is indeed the highest rated tournament in chess history with an average ELO of 2801!
This extremely high level event starts tomorrow! The participants are:
Carlsen NOR 2872
Aronian ARM 2812
Nakamura USA 2789
Caruana ITA 2782
Gelfand ISR 2777
Anand IND 2773
Classical games will be played from 30th of January to the 3rd of February and a Rapid event will take place on the 4th.