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Anand wins World chess title

Indian chess master vishwanathan Anand shoed immense resilience to beat the challenger boris gelfand of Israel in a tense rapid chess tie-breaker to win the world championship crown for the fifth time and forth in a row here on Wednesday. Anand won the second game and drew the other three to win the title at the state Tretyakov gallery here. Luck played a major role in the final game, favouring the Indian chess wizard and why not, because at that moment, it mattered the most. As soon as the game reached to 6-6 deadlock in the 12 classical games, the rapid finale ended 2.5-1.5 in anand’s favour making him the world chess champion five times in all and four time in a row since 2007. The victory means that the king of chess will keep the crown till 2014, because the next championship will be held in the year 2014. Anand will pocket approximately USD 1.4 million -- 55 per cent of the total prize fund of USD 2.55 million -- while Gelfand will get the remaining amount.

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