Petrosian Memorial: Opening Ceremony, Round 1 Pairings

Время публикации: 03.11.2014 23:50 | Последнее обновление: 04.11.2014 01:40

The TASHIR supertournament in memory of Tigran Petrosian has been opened in a grand manner on November 3rd in the Novotel Moscow City hotel.

The playing venue which was looking like a dance-floor during the ceremony

Among the attenders were the players themselves, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, well-known businessmen, famous persons of sports and culture, and so on. The audience have been shown a movie about the legendary 9th World champion.

Vladimir Kramnik and the chief arbiter Boris Postovsky are friends since 1987

As a result of the drawing of lots conducted by Boris Postovski, the players got the following starting numbers:

1. Ding Liren
2. Peter Leko
3. Levon Aronian
4. Alexander Grischuk
5. Ernesto Inarkiev
6. Boris Gelfand
7. Anexander Morozevich
8. Vladimir Kramnik

Round 1 pairings (starts on Nov 4 at 12:00 GMT):
Ding Liren - Kramnik
Leko - Morozevich
Aronian - Gelfand
Grischuk - Inarkiev


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