Moscow: Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand today retained the World Chess Championships title, his fifth crown and fourth in a row, after beating Israel’s Boris Gelfand in a tense rapid game tie-breaker in Moscow. Anand had earlier won the world chess championship in 2000, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
“I am too tensed to be happy but really relieved,” said Anand after wining two of the four rapid chess games to win the tie-break with a 2.5-1.5 margin.
“It was incredibly tensed. Well, when I woke up this morning, I knew it would end one way or the other but didn’t know how it will go. Match was so even that I had no sense of what shape the tie-break would take. I think that right now, the only feeling you have is relief.
Anand’s wife Aruna was also ecstatic at his achievement and said: “It is a happy moment, it was very tough. It went down to the tie-breaker and even today it was going to and froth, in the end it went our way and I am happy about it.”There was no clear indication. We didn’t anticipate anything. You can’t be prepared for such scheme of things to happen. It went all the way to the tie-breaker and that showed the preparation of both the teams.”
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