Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand defended his World Championship title in chess when he beat Israel's Boris Gelfand in a tense final tie-breaker. He beat Gelfand in a four-match tie-breaker 2.5-1.5. The match was played in Moscow. This is Anand's fifth world championship title, the fourth in a row. He will receive approximately USD 1.4 million as the prize money.
The Indian Grandmaster was well-placed after winning the second tie-break game after the first ended in a draw. The second tie-break was also heading for a draw before Anand bagged it with his brilliant lightning fast moves.
Tied at 6-6 after 12 games, the duo played four rapid games with a reduced time limit of 25 minutes per player and a ten-seconds increment after each move.