President congratulates Anand on winning World Chess Championship

October 30th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Pratibha PatilNew Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday congratulated grand master Viswanathan Anand for winning the World Chess Championship.In her message, the president said that she was “delighted to learn about the victory and that Anand’s consistent performance throughout his long and successful career is testimony to his hard work and dedication towards the challenging game of chess”.

“The president has also wished him success in the future,” a release issued by Rashtrapati Bhawan said.

Anand drew the 11th game of the 12-game World Chess Championship final with white pieces against Vladimir Kramnik to take an unbeatable 6.5-4.5 lead and retain his world title at Bonn, Germany.

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