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Anand retains World Chess Championship

Anand retains World Chess Championship

Viswanathan Anand retained his World Chess Championship title after defeating Boris Gelfand of Israel 2.5-1.5 in a 4-game tiebreaker in Moscow on Wednesday.

With this, Anand won his fifth world chess championship title after winning the ultimate glory in 2000, 2007, 2008 and 2010.

After the 12-game championship matches ended in 6-6 tie, Anand and Gelfand started the tiebreaker with a draw. But playing with white, Anand bounced back in the second game to beat his opponent and took a crucial 1 point lead. Anand managed to hold Gelfand for another draw in the third game with black pieces to maintain the one-point lead ahead of the all-important fourth and final rapid game which also was drawn.

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