October 29, 2008

Anand wins 2008 Chess World Championship

India's Viswanathan Anand has retained his FIDE World Chess Championship title by beating Russia's Vladimir Kramnik in Bonn, Germany. Anand defeated Kramnik 6.5:4.5 (11 games).

According to Garry Kasparov, "A great result for Anand and for chess. Vishy deserved the win in every way and I'm very happy for him. It will not be easy for the younger generation to push him aside."

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