Gosh, it seems like just yesterday the Tashkent Grand Prix was coming to an end - because it was - and in only a few hours it's time for the next super-GM event. In Moscow the Tigran Petrosian Memorial gets underway with a cast of eight players - one of whom, crazy Boris Gelfand, played in Tashkent (and in Baku just before that)!
Here are the first round pairings:
- Ding Liren - Kramnik
- Leko - Morozevich
- Aronian - Gelfand
- Grischuk - Inarkiev
Not a bad appetizer and then sideshow to the world championship match, and who knows? - maybe the play here will outshine that in the match (but hopefully not).