October 30, 2008
Viswanathan Anand retains world chess title (Reuters, Oct 30, 2008)
Indian chess Grand Master Viswanathan Anand successfully defended his world title on Wednesday by defeating Russian Vladimir Kramnik in a match-play series in Bonn, Germany.Posted by Orrin Judd at October 30, 2008 2:22 PM
The 38-year-old former world number one won by 6.5-4.5 after a draw in the penultimate round to take an unassailable lead in the 12-match contest, the World Chess Federation website (www.fide.com) said.
Anand, currently world number five, regained the world title he won in Mexico last year where he edged out defending champion Kramnik by one point.