Anand beats Topalov, retains World title

Sofia, Bulgaria: Viswanathan Anand of India has retained his World Chess Championship title by winning with black pieces against Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov.

The score was 5.5-5.5 before May 11 game. Each player needed only one wins to secure the match. Anand’s 56-move in the last of a possible 12 games between the two.

The match started on April 24. A purse of two million euro (US.56 million) is to be split between the two.

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