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Chess: Viswanathan Anand defeats Topalov in Round 9

Khanty Mansiysk: India's Viswanathan Anand regained the sole lead in the Candidates Chess tournament with a sparkling victory over former challenger Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria in the ninth round yesterday.

Viswanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand

The hard-earned victory proved crucial for the five-time World Champion as he took his tally to a six points out of a possible nine.

Meanwhile, Shakhriayar Mamedyarov upset top seed Levon Aronian even as Vladimir Kramnik suffered a shock defeat against Sergey Karjakin.

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