Anand made most of the offered opportunities and came on top as Aronian proved no match in the complexities that ensued.
     
The Indian ace was seen at the top of his game for the major part of the high intensity game.
      
Anand showed to the world his capabilities when no one believed in him and the result against Aronian is an attestation to the fact that the Indian ace is here to stay.

Anand will have to fight seven others to challenge reigning champion Magnus Carlson for the world title. The event will be played under Classical Chess rules with 120 minutes for the first 40 moves and 60 minutes for the next 20 moves. If the game still continues, the sudden death time control will come into effect giving both players 15 minutes each with a 30 second increment from move 61.

Carlsen defeated Anand in the last world championship match at Chennai by 6.5-3.5 margin to become the undisputed king of the 64-squares last year. This might be the best time for Anand to get back to Carlson and win the world title.

Anand, world No 8, is seeded fourth behind Aronian,Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov. The other players in the fray are Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler and world No. 42 Dmitry Andreikin.

 (JPN/Agencies)

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