Wednesday October 29, 2008
World Champion India's Vishwanathan Anand, centre, shows the trophy with the chairman of the World Chess Federation Kirsan Iljumschinow, right, during the winner ceremony of the Chess World Championship after the 11th game against Russia's Vladimir Kramnnik, left, in the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Repblic of Germany in Bonne, western Germany.
The 38-year-old has won his third world championship and, uniquely, done so in three different formats. His victory against Vladimir Kramnik in the match in Bonn unifies the 122-year-old world title. By some counts, Anand is the 15th world champion. By others, he is the 19th. Garry Kasparov was No. 13.
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