New Delhi: Moments after retaining the World
Chess Championship title, Vishwanathan Anand termed the 12th
and the final game against Bulgarian Veseline Topalov as the
toughest match of his career.
"It is certainly the toughest match I have ever played. I
can`t recall another experience like this," Anand said.
"In the morning when I woke up, we had no idea who was
going to win because even in the closest match it wasn`t like
one player was dominating and therefore I knew it was going to
come down to the question of whose nerve held up and I am
really relieved and glad that it was me," he added.
Anand reckoned Topalov as one of the toughest opponent
and said he was finding it difficult to adapt against the
"Since morning I wasn`t thinking about any record. I was
thinking just about staying alive. It was a bit difficult to
adapt. Defintely, he is an incredibly tough opponent to have
prevailed this night. Honestly, I had no idea how it is going
to shape up," he said.