1 Jun 2012

Viswanathan Anand Wins World Chess Championship 2012

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India's world chess champion Viswanathan Anand retained his title by defeating Israel challenger Boris Gelfand in rapid games at the end of their match in Moscow.
Anand won game two of their four rapidchess games on Wednesday with the other three games ending in draws to win the tie-break, which was forced after their 12-game Moscow series of regular matches ended all square.

Anand has previously won the title in 2000, 2007, 2008 and 2010.

Anand beat Gelfand 2.5-1.5 in rapid chess tie-breaker at Moscow after the two Grandmasters ended the 12-game championship match with a 6-6 stalemate.
 

The first game of the tie-breaker ended in a draw in 33 moves before Anand beat Gelfand in the second game in 77 moves. The two of the remaining four-game rapid chess tie-breaker ended in a draw as Anand successfully defended his world championship title for the third time in a row.

Source : Chesscube user - knightattack

You can get the PGN of all the games here and can watch the video analysis of the regular games here

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