Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand retained the World Chess Championship crown after drawing with Russian challenger Vladimir Kramnik in the 11th game.
Playing white, Anand did not give any chance to Kramnik who had got a whiff of life after winning the 10th game of the match.
Anand finished the match with an overall score of 6.5-4.5 points. He won three while Kramnik won one game in the 11 games played in the match while rest of the games was drawn.
The victory over Kramnik, a consummate artist, was especially sweet for Anand, who says that Kramnik does not lose three games in a year, forget three games in a series.
Australian Grandmaster Ian Rogers called this match a battle between the painter and the philistine, so well-regarded is the Russian’s sense of aesthetic play. But Anand is a stylist in his own right, and one of his fabulous win among the three in this series is set to go down as one of the great games in the chronicles of world championships.