Viswanathan anand world champion again

October 30, 2008

Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand today retained the world chess championship crown after drawing with Russian challenger Vladimir Kramnik in the 11th game, capping a remarkable victory in a tension-filled match here.Playing white, Anand did not give any chance to a resurgent Kramnik who had got a bit of life after winning the 10th game of the match.

Anand finished the match with an overall score of 6.5-4.5 points, which means a handy two point lead for the Indian ace in the 12-game match.

Kramnik, who had got a whiff of life after winning the 10th game of the match, could not do an encore with the black pieces and turned out to be a graceful loser in the end.

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