Published On: Tue, May 11th, 2010

Viswanathan Anand retains World Chess Championship title

Vishwanathan Anand has retained his World Chess Championship title after a dramatic end to one of the closest matches in the one hundred and twenty four year history of the competition at Sofia.

The forty year old Indian grandmaster, the fifteenth world champion, secured a further two year tenure and a prize of 1.2 million Euros after the challenger, Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, cracked in the twelth and final game played in front of his home fans.

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