DREAM COMES TRUE FOR NEW WORLD CHESS CHAMPION
Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen has a reason to cheer as he dethroned India’s Vishwanathan Anand, a five-time world champion,
in the world chess championship 2013, held in Chennai last week.
The beaming new world champion today said it was like a dream come true for him to defeat a genius.
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa gave away the winner’s gold trophy to Carlsen at a prize distribution ceremony held in Chennai’s
Hotel Hyatt Regency, amid loud cheers from supporters. She also honoured the 22-year-old Norwegian with an olive garland from the
Nilgiri hills, while World Chess Federation president Kirsan Illyumzhinov presented him a gold medal.
Anand, who lost the crown in his home city, was rewarded with prize money of Rs 6.03 crore and a silver medal.