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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

World Chess Live Tiebreak: Anand Leads

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World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India is leading Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a rapid tiebreaker to decide their title match in Moscow.

Tied at 6-6 after 12 games, they are now playing four rapid games with a shortened time limit of 25 minutes per player. The first game was a draw with Anand winning the second game. They drew the third game and Anand leads 2.0-1.0.

Hundreds of chess fans are watching Wednesday's tiebreak in a hall at the State Tretyakov Gallery, one of Russia's finest museums. The winner takes home $1.5 million, while the loser is awarded $1 million. Anand last successfully defended his title in 2010 against Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov.

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