Viswanathan Anand of India is the new, mostly undisputed, World Chess Champion, thanks to his stellar performance at the Mexico City tournament. The Chess Ninja has the details.
By all accounts Anand is a class act and a well-deserving champion. He played, and lost, a title match with Gary Kasparov in 1995. This steback did not long stop him from returning to top form, and he has ben a fixture in top level chess for more than twenty years. So congratulations to him!
If all goes according to plan, Anand will play a match with Kramnik (who officially lost his title by only finishing tied for second in this event) next year. Should be a great match. I’m rooting for Anand.
Okay. Back to my break.