Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Teimour Radjabov, Ding Liren, Baadur Jobava, Vassily Ivanchuk, Women World Champ- Hou Yifan, Loek Van Wely and Ivan Saric.
In the past, chess fan have witness a great rivalry between the 2K's ( Kasparov-Karpov) and (Kasparov-Kramnik), but now the match between the 2C's - Carlsen and Caruana has attract the most intention.
Magnus has a +1 encounter against Caruana ( +5 -4 =7 ) but Caruana won the recent encounter at Sinquinfield cup last year.
I also like to see how the new top ten player - Wesley So will fare in this tournament. As we already know, he has recently turn to pro and announcing his next goal of 2800! He has already quit his study in US and change federation from Philippines to US.
What a way to start a new year. Couldn't wait to watch this super elite tournament to start!
You can watch the live game and get more info at the official site here