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Anand-Gelfand 2012: Anand Wins

May 31, 2012

Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand has successfully defended his title in the 2012 FIDE World Chess Championship Match. Previously, Anand held the FIDE World Champion title from 2000 to 2002. He then became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended this title against Kramnik in 2008. In 2010, he successfully defended his title against Topalov. The 2012 FIDE World Chess Championship match against Boris Gelfand may have been his most difficult title defense to date.  The classical time control 12 game match ended in a draw so Anand and Gelfand were required to play  four games of rapid chess to determine who would be the World Chess Champion. Anand bested Gelfand with a score of 2.5/4 and thus defended his World Tititle again. By winning the FIDE World Chess Championship for a fifth time, Viswanathan Anand should be considered the greatest chess player of his era.

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