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Sasikiran, Negi hail Anand’s Moscow show

other Updated: May 31, 2012 00:51 IST
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Indian Grandmasters Parimarjan Negi and Krishnan Sasikaran hailed Viswanathan Anand for his incredible fifth World Chess Championship title after the Indian defeated Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a rapid-chess tie-breaker in Moscow Wednesday.

“It was a great win and I want to congratulate him,” said Negi, India’s youngest GM.

Sasikaran said Anand showed great character in winning the title despite losing the seventh round. “Anand has become a great fighter. After losing a game (seventh) he came back so strongly. He played the match defensively,” said Sasikaran.

“He’s quite a simple and humble person. He is a very easy person to talk to and has a great sense of humour.”

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