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It is Over! Anand is Still King!

Unable to win three straight games in order to force a tiebreak to then quick games, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik could only draw today. Thus Vishy Anand of India remains the Chess World Champion.
Congratulations to him and his countryman Harish.
Now our hope is with American Gata Kamsky to beat Bulgarian Topalov in their match in the Ukrain with the winner to then challenge Anand for the title. Unless, of course, FIDE decides to change the rules again.


  1. Many congratulations to Anand. I sent him an email with wishes, the moment I saw him handshake the draw.

    It was also great sportsmanship by Kramnik when he spoke in the press conference after today's game. It will come up in chessvibes or elsewhere shortly I guess.

  2. And here is the final analysis at The Chess Mind blog.

    Congratulations to Anand. It is significant for chess history that he has won a match. He also won one of the FIDE WC knockouts, so he can call himself a "Triple Crown Champion."