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India's Viswanathan Anand retains world chess crown

Veselin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand in Sofia. Photo: 11 May 2010
Anand's 56th move clinched the victory

India's Viswanathan Anand has retained his Fide world chess title by defeating Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov in a dramatic finale.

Playing with black, Anand, 40, won the last game of the 12-game duel in Sofia, clinching an overall 6.5-5.5 victory.

Anand and Topalov, 35, will now split 2m euros (£1.7m) in prize money after the match in Bulgaria's capital.

In 2008, Anand beat the challenge from Russia's Vladimir Kramnik to keep his world crown.



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