I'm a bit disappointed that it is not classical time controls this year.
Given that the new world champ isn't involved, I would like to think that there is a good chance of a British win. Although if i had to put money on it I'd put it on the Kramster.
Will be interesting to see how my fellow countryman Rowson does. He doesn't play full time these days and this is by far the strongest tourney he has played in. He was well beaten by Adams in a challenge match a few years ago so even qualifying past the first round will be a big achievement.