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Congratulate Vishy Anand

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Last updated on: October 29, 2008 23:19 IST

Viswanathan Anand added another feather to his cap when he successfully defended his World Chess title in Bonn on Wednesday night.

The Indian ace drew the 11th game with Russia's Vladimir Kramnik to clinch the 12-round final 6.5-4.5 and emerge champion with a round to spare.

In winning his latest crown Anand became the first champion in the history of the game to win the World Championship in all possible formats -- a feat even the now-retired Garry Kasparov cannot boast of, since he stayed away from the knock-out World Championships.

For the record, the 38-year-old Anand, who slipped out of the FIDE's top three after more than a decade in the latest rankings earlier this month, won the knock-out World Championship in 2001 and the World Championship match tournament in 2007.

Join us in congratulating the king of the 64-squares arena.

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