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World chess champion Anand leads challenger Gelfand in rapid tiebreaker at title match
MOSCOW (AP) ' World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India is leading Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a rapid tiebreaker to decide their title match in Moscow.
Tied at 6-6 after 12 games, they are now playing four rapid games with a shortened time limit of 25 minutes per player. The first game was won by Anand and the second ended in a draw, to give the Indian a 1.5-0.5 lead.
Hundreds of chess fans are watching Wednesday's tiebreak in a hall at the State Tretyakov Gallery, one of Russia's finest museums.
The winner takes home $1.5 million, while the loser is awarded $1 million.
Anand last successfully defended his title in 2010 against Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov.