Viswanathan Anand defeated Boris Gelfand 2.5-1.5 in the rapid tiebreak on Wednesday. The Indian won the World Championship in Moscow and retained his world title for the third time. After winning the 2007 World Championship tournament in Mexico City, Anand defeated Vladimir Kramnik in 2008 and Veselin Topalov in 2010 and now emerged as the winner in Moscow as well, reports Chess Vibes.
Boris Gelfand was born in Minsk, Belarus, in 1968. He left for Israel in 1998.
Boris Gelfand has been an active participant of World Chess Tournaments since 1990.