The FIDE Candidates Matches just concluded, and Anand has won the tournament. Anand will challenge Carlsen for the world championship later in the year. 

 

Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts Res. vict SB
1 6 GM Anand Viswanathan 2770 IND * * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 3 57,25
2 2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766 RUS ½ ½ * * 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 3 51,75
3 4 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2787 RUS ½ ½ 1 0 * * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 7 3 49,25
4 5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2757 AZE 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * * 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 7 2 3 48,00
5 1 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2709 RUS ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 7 2 48,50
6 7 GM Aronian Levon 2830 ARM 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 * * 1 ½ ½ ½ 3 45,00
7 3 GM Svidler Peter 2758 RUS ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ * * 1 0 ½ 3 46,00
8 8 GM Topalov Veselin 2785 BUL ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * * 6 0 2 42,25

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After you have mastered the basics of setting your Chronos clock, you can focus on getting the most out of your clock. In the last clock article, I briefly discussed "your favorites". To set your favorites, simply select "COPY to 1, 2, 3, or 4" after setting your time control. When you turn on your clock while pressing your left button (while viewing the front of the clock) , you see your other memory time controls. Set these by selecting "COPY to 5, 6, 7, or 8" when setting the time control. Finally, when you turn on your clock when pressing the right button, you get your tournament settings. Set these by selecting "COPY to 9, 10, 11, or 12" while setting your time control. These settings are special, you can use them to track move times. To view move times after playing a game, turn your clock off, and hold down the red button, then press both your clock buttons. Before releasing the red button, release the 2 clock buttons. You will see a display that says totAL ###. ### is the number of half moves you have stored while playing games. Press the clock buttons to scroll through your move times.

     Even though the Chronos has so many settings and is a great chess clock, it is definitely a clock that is not easy to operate. To turn on the clock and access all the possible time controls, you should press the red button once while holding down the buttons or touch pads. To scroll through the time controls one should press the appropriate button (above the code). In order to turn your clock off , press and hold the red button and tap one of the clock buttons 5 times. To set a time control, press and hold the red button. Then use the button on the appropriate side of the clock to add time. To scroll to the next unit (10 seconds, seconds, etc.), press the red button once.


    Once you have finished setting the times, press the red button again to show further options. This could be the second time control, the delay, the increment, or further options, depending on the option you have selected. In the "further options", LED means the light next to your touch pad lighting up (1 is yes, 0 is no) and BEEP is the beep after you or your opponent make a move. The COPY to option will be discussed in my next article "Advanced Options: How to use the Chronos II Chess Clock" The other options are self explanatory.

Name Section Rtng ID exp. Byes rds Palusa, Maurya reserve 1640 3/31/2015 Yadavalli, Narasim reserve 1539 12736060 7/31/2014 Bye 1 Muller II, Raymond reserve 1448 14700956 8/31/2014 Bye 4 Topielski, Jonatha reserve 1370 15110811 2/28/2014 Bye 1 Viswanadha, Alivelu reserve 1309 14122092 7/31/2014 Varadarajan, Avyay reserve 1294 14241318 6/30/2014 Zhang, Nancy Qiong reserve 1267 14356310 1/31/2014 Maruvada, Shaunak reserve 1231 14746843 10/31/2014 Kathuria, Aurum reserve 1030 8/31/2013 Lin, Frank K reserve 880 1/31/2014 De Guzman, Ricardo open 2443 12621677 10/31/2013 Viswanadha, Kesav open 2279 13159334 6/30/2016 Banik, Siddharth G open 14090052 12/31/2013 Hatarik, Robert open 2143 5/31/2015 Castro, Ted open 2004 11/30/2013 1 Feghhi, Alexander open 1824 13930217 9/30/2013 Liu, Joanna open 1801 14090307 12/31/2013 Zhou, Anthony open 1725 14202012 5/31/2016 Benson, Mathew^ open 1645 13080645 3/31/2014 1 2z Zhang, Jason Shuhe^ open 1562 14450350 5/31/2014 Dutta, Ishan^ open 984 14914251 4/30/2014