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Latest update : 2010-05-11

Indian chess champion Viswanathan Anand has won the last of the twelve games in his world championship confrontation against Bulgarian Grand Master Vesselin Topalov in Sofia. Anand retains his crown with a final score of 6.5 points to 5.5.

AFP - India's defending champion Viswanathan Anand retained his world chess title on Tuesday by defeating Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov in the last of their 12-game duel.

Anand, nicknamed the "Tiger from Madras," beat Topalov on the 56th move after a series of twists.

The final game began with Anand and Topalov each having achieved two wins while seven games ended in a draw.

Date created : 2010-05-11

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