World Chess Championship: I am relieved, but too tensed to be happy, says Viswanathan Anand

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: After winning the World Championship for the fifth time, Viswanathan Anand said the he was relived but too tensed to be be happy. Anand won the World Championship title defeating Boris Gelfand in a gripping final tie breaker.

“The match was so even that I did not know what shape the tie breaker would take. I am relieved, but too tensed to be happy,” said Anand in the press conference after the victory.

Talking about his opponent, Anand added “He (Gelfand) had many chances to come back in the 3rd and the 5th game.”

Anand beat Gelfand in a 4 match tie breaker. 2.5 to 1.5 in the tie breaker.

Defending champion Viswanathan Anand won the second game of the tie-breaker in the ongoing World Championship chess on Wednesday to move one step closer to the title.