Viswanathan Anand beats Boris Gelfand to win World Chess title

India’s world chess champion Viswanathan Anand on Wednesday retained his title by defeating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a thrilling speed chess decider at the end of their match in Moscow.

Anand won game two of their four speed chess games on Wednesday with the other three games ending in draws to win the tie-break, which was forced after their 12-game Moscow series of regular matches ended all square.

Anand has previously won the title in 2000, 2007, 2008 and 2010.

He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, at a time when the world title was split. In 2007, Anand became the undisputed World Champion. In 2008, he defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik. He successfully his title, which was also his fourth title, when he beat Veselin Topalov in the last of their 12-game duel.

This year again, Anand was stretched to the tie-breaker with ten drawn matches out of 12 against Gelfand. The two players managed to win a game each.

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    Regretfully our local paper didn’t cover the match. Fortunately, Internet to the rescue!

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