Viswanathan Anand wins World rapid championship

Viswanathan Anand wins the World rapid chess championship in Riyadh on Thursday. Anand beat Vladimir Fedoseev (Rus) 2-0 and he sealed the title with a tie- breaker.

The women’s title was won by China’s Ju Wenjun. Dronavalli Harika was the best-placed Indian, finishing 19th. Padmini Rout in 22nd place, S. Vijayalakshmi 34th and Eesha Karavde 35th.