Anand becomes world No 1

Updated: 03 April 2007 17:47 IST

India's first grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has clinched the world No 1 title for the first time in his career.

New Delhi:

India's first grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has clinched the world No 1 title for the first time in his career.

Anand was to become the No 1 on April 1 after his victory in Linares. But FIDE, the world body governing Chess had not taken that victory into account and had placed Veselin Topalov 13 points ahead of Anand.

It took protests from the Indian chess federation and the chess fraterneity at large for the Indian ace to gain the top spot.

Topics : Chess
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