Other stand-out games in the men’s event include Giri (Netherlands) – Gelfand (Israel), Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan) – Naiditsch (Germany) and Adams (England) – Shirov (Latvia). The top pairings are as follows:
You can find the full pairings here.
In the women’s event there are fewer direct clashes between the pre-tournament favourites, although Germany – Russia (Paehtz-Gunina on top board) and Bulgaria – Poland look like matches to follow, while it will also be interesting to see if Iran can maintain their position as early leaders.
You can also find the full women’s pairings here.