Odd numbers to start with black at the World Cup

Karjakin, the rating favorite, drawing the colors

Karjakin, the rating favorite, drawing the colors

The ceremony of the World Cup 2011 is currently going on in Khanty Mansiysk. The drawing of colors was conducted by the chief arbiter Ashot Vardapetian. The chief arbiter invited the rating favorite of the tournament GM Sergey Karjakin (Russia).

The first and all odd numbers of the pairings list will start with black.

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