After the blitz tournament, which was won by Hikaru Nakamura, the players chose the starting numbers.
Round 1 pairings:
Dmitry Andreikin RUS – Alexander Morozevich RUS
Viswanathan Anand IND – Fabiano Caruana ITA
Boris Gelfand ISR – Sergey Karjakin RUS
Magnus Carlsen NOR – Vladimir Kramnik RUS
Hikaru Nakamura USA – Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE
Games start at 15:00 local time (13:00 CET), follow the live broadcast with computer analysis