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Who said what after Viswanathan Anand clinched bronze medal at World Blitz Chess Championship

Soumo Ghosh
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ndia's ace chess player Viswanathan Anand proved yet again why he is a force to be reckoned with even at the age of 48, as he clinched the bronze medal in the blitz category of the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday.

This victory was made all the more sweeter, as the Indian chess star had already clinched the goal medal in the rapid format of the tournament, defeating old foe Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the way.

While Anand came up trumps in the rapid category earlier this week, it was Carlsen's turn to take the top spot on the podium, as he clinched gold in the blitz format. The world no 1 defeated Anton Korobov of Ukraine in the final round of the blitz format, to finish with a tally of 16 points from a possible 21.

Meanwhile, Anand defeated Maxim Vachier-Lagrave of France, to take his tally in this format to 14.5 points, to clinch the bronze medal. Meanwhile, Sergei Karjakin of Russia, who also ended on 14.5 points, clinched the silver medal.

After his momentous win, Anand took to Twitter to express his happiness at winning the title. He also went on to say, with his tongue firmly between his cheek we believe, that the picture itself was a reassurance for his wife that he was indeed bringing the medals home.

Other greats from the world of Chess also had their say about the 48-year-old's victory. Here's what Gary Kasparov and Susan Polger had to say.

Here are a few other reactions on the internet, from Anand's famous victory.

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