Breaking: Anand retains the crown of world chess champion,defeating Boris in a nail biting tie-breaker
|Anand thinks on a move during the 2nd tie-breaker game
against Gelfand in the World Chess Championship on
Wednesday. Misha Japardize/AP
Viswanathan Anand won the nail biting tie-breaker by winning 1 and tied 3 of the 4 tie breaker games against Boris Gelfand retaining the World Chess championship.
After 12 games, They were tied 6-6 so they played 4 rapid games with shortened time limit of 25 minutes per player and ten seconds increment after every move is made.
Anand won the the second tie-breaker game and tied first, third and fourth game with Boris.
Thousands of chess fans watched the game live through internet and at the state Tretyakov Gallery, one of Russia’s finest museums. The winner gets $1.5 million, while the second gets $ 1 million.
The reigning world chess champion Viswanathan Anand was the crowd favorite to wind the world championship having defended his title in 2010 against Bulgarian Veselin Topalov. This is Anand’s fifth world championship title
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