The Tal Memorial 2013 is another elite event that will gather the strongest players in the world, following the Alekhine Memorial and the Norway Chess tournament.
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