The 42 year old 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 Trietyakov Gallery in Moscow.
This is his fifth crown and fourth in a row and his prize money is ~$1.4million
He has been the world champion since 2007
Anand said "game started tensed and it was a long and tough match. He admitted that Gelfand was a tough competitor and the match was very even. I was extremely fortunate that I was able to come back the next day and it is quite a reasonable situation.
They played with prior preparation and safe way, avoided complications only a couple of games have been exciting to create a buzz in chess circles.
VISWANATHAN ANAND'S ACHIVEMENTS ARE....
** FIRST GRAND MASTER AT THE AGE OF 16
**WON JUNIOR TITLE IN 1989
** FIRST ASIAN TO WIN THE FIDE WORLD CHESS
CHAMPIONSHIP IN TEHRAN IN
2000,2007,2008 & 2010
** WORLD CHAMPION SINCE 2007
INDIA ALWAYS ROCKS AND WE INDIANS TOO.................