Nine players, nine rounds. The twist is that the player with the bye will have commentary duties in the press room. The first guest commentator will be Nigel Short when the 3rd London Chess Classic kicks off this Saturday at 2 p.m. local time (= 9 a.m. ET), and the games he'll comment on are these:
- Kramnik - Nakamura (back to the King's Indian?)
- Aronian - McShane
- Carlsen - Howell
- Adams - Anand
(The full list of the tournament's pairings can be found, inter alia, here.)
Tournament predictions, readers?