Viswanathan Anand wins World Chess Championship for 5th time

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New Delhi, May 30: Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand defended his World Championship title in chess when he beat Israel's Boris Gelfand in a tense final tie-breaker. He beat Gelfand in a four-match tie-breaker 2.5-1.5. The match was played in Moscow. This is Anand's fifth world championship title, the fourth in a row. He will receive approximately USD 1.4 million as the prize money.

The Indian Grandmaster was well-placed after winning the second tie-break game after the first ended in a draw. The second tie-break was also heading for a draw before Anand bagged it with his brilliant lightning fast moves.

Tied at 6-6 after 12 games, the duo played four rapid games with a reduced time limit of 25 minutes per player and a ten-seconds increment after each move.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 18:37 [IST]
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