Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 12 (ANI): Parents of Viswanathan Anand expressed their delight at his winning the 'World Chess Champion' against Veselin Topalov in Sofia, Bulgaria, making it his third title in a row and fourth overall.
Thrilled with his victory, Anand's parents said that his hard work, dedication and superior play has paid off.
"He was really working very hard for this match because Topalov is a tough player also, and the match was going to take place in Sofia, which is Tolpalov' hometown so people will be rooting for him," said Sushila, mother of Viswanathan Anand.
"So, against all these odds, Anand played, and I was only hoping and wishing that he gets enough strength to face all this," she added.Anand is the author of one-man revolution of chess. When Anand was starting his chess career, chess was not popular. Today, it has become so popular and it is looked forward by the youngsters because of the inspiration which Anand has given," said Viswanathan Iyer, father of Viswanathan Anand.
"Now, he has added one more button to his progress and that means one more flower. So it must be added millions of admirers all over the world," he claimed proudly.
Viswanathan Anand defeated Veselin Topalov with consummate ease on Tuesday. He won the game 6.5-5.5 in the 12th round of the play.e had earlier won the championship in 2002, 2008, 2009, and has retained the title with this win.
Anand earned 1.2 million euros through this win. (ANI)