11-08-2013, 06:25 PM

Can anyone explain the rationale behind the pairings for this tournament? Is there a reason why top v bottom in a 128 player field should be used? It always seems incredibly unfair to me (but I may be missing some inherent logic?!)

1 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2813 Markov, Mikhail KGZ 2304

2 G., Akash m IND 2340 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2796

3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2784 Bwalya, Gillan f ZAM 2341

4 Bjelobrk, Igor m AUS 2341 Grischuk, Alex. g RUS 2785

5 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2772 Ali, Sebbar m MAR 2371

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60 Lupulescu, Const. g ROU 2634 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2660

61 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2659 Swiercz, Dariusz g POL 2654

62 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 2651 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2653

63 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2662 Beliavsky, Alex. g SLO 2651

64 Istratescu, A. g FRA 2646 Lysyj, Igor g RUS 2648

1 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2813 Markov, Mikhail KGZ 2304

2 G., Akash m IND 2340 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2796

3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2784 Bwalya, Gillan f ZAM 2341

4 Bjelobrk, Igor m AUS 2341 Grischuk, Alex. g RUS 2785

5 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2772 Ali, Sebbar m MAR 2371

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60 Lupulescu, Const. g ROU 2634 Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2660

61 Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2659 Swiercz, Dariusz g POL 2654

62 Kobalia, Mikhail g RUS 2651 Khismatullin, Denis g RUS 2653

63 Yu, Yangyi g CHN 2662 Beliavsky, Alex. g SLO 2651

64 Istratescu, A. g FRA 2646 Lysyj, Igor g RUS 2648