Viswanathan Anand wins World Chess Championship 2012

Viswanathan Anand has been crowned the World Chess Champion after he beat Israel’s Boris Gelfand 2.5-1.5 in a tense tie-breaker at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

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This is Viswanathan Anand’s fifth crown and fourth in a row and he a prize money of approximately $1.4 million as prize money. He has been the world champion since 2007.

With both the players tied at 6-6 in the 12 classical games, they had to play four games under rapid chess rules with 25 minutes to each player and a ten seconds increment after every move.

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