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Viswanathan Anand wins World Chess Championship 2012 for the fifth time

Chennai, 31 May 2012: India's Viswanathan Anand won the World Chess Championship for the fifth time by defeating Boris Gelfand from Israel yesterday in the tie-breaker.

Anand who is regarded as the best rapid chess player defeated Gelfand  in the 25 minute- four game tie-breakers with the score 2.5-1.5. Anand won one game while the

other three games were drawn. This is the fifth time Viswanathan Anand is winning the world title. He has won the title earlier at 2000 ( Tehran), 2007 (Mexico), Bonn (2008) and Sofia (2010).


The fight for the world title included twelve games which were played in three weeks. The winner was decided in tie-breaker after the score remained tied at 6-6.

Anand won a prize money of Rs. 8.6 crore rupees whereas Gelfand secured Rs. 6.4 crores.

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