The Lots Are Drawn at the FIDE World Cup

The drawing of lots took place at the FIDE World Cup in Sochi.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich determined the colors for the Open Section, and grandmaster and winner of the 2015 World Cup Sergey Karjakin did the same for the Women's Section.

The players with odd numbers in the starting list in both sections will play their first games as White. The games are starting on Monday, July 12, at 3 pm Moscow time.

Please find the complete pairings for the first day of the First Round attached.