2012-05-30 : Vishy Anand Retains World Championship
World Champion Vishy Anand has retained his title in a tense and exciting tie-break playoff with Boris Gelfand.
The Indian champion missed a winning opportunity in the first game
with black, but won the second game of the 4-game tie-break when some
excellent preparation drove Gelfand into terrible time-trouble and he
lost a drawn ending.
Anand was lucky to survive a cramped position in game three, with the
challenger missing the crushing 26. Nxe4, and Anand drew the final game
to retain the title.
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After the match Anand's immediate reaction was, "I'm too tense to be happy, but I'm really relieved".
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