Vishwanathan Anand has regained the World Rapid Chess Champ title by defeating his old rival Magnus Carlsen of Norway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia yesterday. In the final, Anand beat Russia’s Vladimir Fedoseev to reclaim the title he had won in 2003.
Anand, took revenge for his 2013 World Championship loss as he defeated World No 1 Magnus Carlsen in the ninth round match on Wednesday, was placed joint second at the start of the final five rounds (11 to 15) on Thursday. But he moved strongly when it mattered to bag the title on tie-break after a three-way tie with Russians Vladimir Fedoseev and Ian Nepomniachtchi at 10.5 points each from a possible 15. Anand then defeated Fedoseev 2-0 in a two-game tie-break to lift the title.