30 May 2012
Anand: 'This match could have gone either way.'
Congratulations to Viswanathan Anand on retaining his title as World Chess Champion. Congratulations to Boris Gelfand on believing that, despite what the pundits might say, winners and losers are never predetermined. Congratulations to the match organizers, to the sponsors, and to FIDE on showing to the world how a top-level chess match can and should be organized. Congratulations to Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam and his team of commentators on providing a constant stream of first class entertainment. It was a great show.