ardmhacha writes: Magnus Carlsen was able to force a draw in the 10th game of the World Chess Chamionship to claim the title with a 6.5 — 3.5 win (+3 -0 =7) over Viswanathan Anand. http://chennai2013.fide.com/anand-carsen-game-1-live-analysis-video/ Carlsen became the youngest ever World No. 1 in 2010 but withdrew from the 2012 championship cycle and so has only now been able to add the World Champion title to his No 1 ranking.
He won three games and lost none, his first two victories came when he was able to convert small advantages in the end game into wins. The third (in game 9) came after an Anand blunder.
ardmhacha writes: Vladimir Kramnik has unified the World Chess championship, beating Veselin Topalov 2.5-1.5 in a rapid tie breaker after the match was tied 6-6 in regulation games. Susan Polgar blogged the decisive game here and has covered the match extensively at her blog. Earlier Toiletgate had resulted in the first forfeited game in a World championship match since Fisher-Spassky.