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World chess champ takes home over Rs 9 crore prize money

Newly-crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen on Monday took home a prize money of Rs 9.90 crore after he beat India's Viswanathan Anand in a keenly watched contest that spanned over 10 days.

other Updated: Nov 25, 2013 16:05 IST
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Newly-crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen on Monday took home a prize money of Rs 9.90 crore after he beat India's Viswanathan Anand in a keenly watched contest that spanned over 10 days.

Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa gave away the prize money and trophies to the Norwegian sensation and the Indian veteran at a short ceremony in Chennai that lasted about ten minutes.

Carlsen, the second youngest player after Garry Kasparov to win the coveted chess title, was awarded a gold-plated trophy, whose design was handpicked by Jayalalithaa, gold medal and an olive wreath at the private hotel where the two players had vied for the championship last week.

Anand, a five time world champion whose title was wrested by the young challenger with a stupendous 6.5-3.5 score, had to settle for the runner-up prize money of Rs 6.03 crore, a silver plaque and silver medal.

Fide president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov presented the respective medals to Carlsen and Anand.