Viswanathan Anand retains World Chess title

Updated: 11 May 2010 15:39 IST

Viswanathan Anand defeated Veselin Topalov in the 12th game of the 12-round match to retain his World Chess title in Sofia, Bulgaria. This is Anand's fourth Wor

Viswanathan Anand retains World Chess title

Sofia, Bulgaria :

anand-topalov.jpgViswanathan Anand defeated Veselin Topalov in the 12th game of the 12-round match to retain his World Chess title in Sofia, Bulgaria.

He beat him in 56 moves.

This is Anand's fourth World Chess title. He had previously won the title in 2000, 2007 and 2008.

Experts had called this match as one of the most entertaining World Championship finals in a long while after the two were tied at 5.5-5.5 points each at the end of the 11th game.

If anything, the world champion had not been able to display his superior form which was the talking point amongst the chess buffs in the first half of the match.

After losing the first game and winning the second and fourth thereafter, Anand's best chance was in game nine when he missed multiple winning opportunities. But the Indian ace found him in a situation where Topalov held the edge with his white pieces in the final game. But with his exceptional gameplay, Anand clinched the title.



Topics : Chess
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