The tournament was officially open yesterday in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia) and games will start today.
Pairings of the 1st round
GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS – GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS
GM Karjakin Sergey RUS – GM Svidler Peter RUS
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE – GM Topalov Veselin BUL
GM Anand Viswanathan IND – GM Aronian Levon ARM