Chennai: Admitting that newly-crowned world champion Magnus Carlsen dominated the duel, five-time title holder Vishwanathan Anand on Friday said that the loss in the fifth game of the World Chess Championship match turned out to be a "heady blow" for him.
Anand's reign as the world champion came to a heart-breaking end with Norway's Magnus Carlsen taking the crown after a hard-fought draw in the 10th game of the World Chess Championship match here. (Carlsen dethrones Anand)
Carlsen, who will be 23 years on 30th November, closed the championship with two games to spare by taking his tally to required 6.5 points out of a possible 10, winning three and drawing seven games. (Anand cracked under pressure: Carlsen)