Anand wins Mainz Classic

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Viswanathan Anand completed a hat-trick of victories in the Mainz Chess Classic, defeating Judit Polgar, 5-3, in the 8-game series.

Anand wins Mainz Classic

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Peaking at the right time, Viswanathan Anand completed a hat-trick of victories in the Mainz Chess Classic, defeating Judit Polgar, 5-3, in the 8-game series. The victory in the 'battle of the sexes' for Anand was sweet as it came the hard way. After being forced to catch up with the world No. 11, following defeats in the opening games on the first three days. Anand proved that when it really matters he delivers in the most prolific fashion. With the scores level at 3-3 at the start of the final day, Anand got the better of the world's best woman player in both games to take the title for the third consecutive time. Anand had earlier won the 2001 edition against world No. 2 Vladimir Kramnik of Russia while last year world champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine was on the receiving end. (PTI)

Topics : Chess
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