Shamkir, Round 1 Pairings
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00AM
Dennis Monokroussos in Shamkir 2017, Veselin Topalov, Vladimir Kramnik, Wesley So

Grenke will have a run for its money when it comes to publicity in the chess world, as the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir gets underway in a few hours. Here are the round 1 pairings: 

Will So win yet another tournament, and will his undefeated streak continue? Will Kramnik bounce back from a mediocre performance in Zurich, and will the presence of his bestest bud Topalov ruin his tournament? Or will a relative outsider win the laurels? Make your predictions now.

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