It is very hard to select favorites in this pairing. Any player may potentially pass to the next round. Currently, Vladimir Kramnik of Russia has the highest elo rating – 2784.
Svidler, Peter vs Andreikin, Dmitry 1½-2½
Tomashevsky, Evgeny vs Kamsky, Gata 1½-0½
Kramnik, Vladimir vs Korobov, Anton 1½-0½
Caruana, Fabiano vs Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1½-2½