India's ranking world number one chess player Vishwanathan Anand became the game's world champion on Sunday, winning the global tournament in Mexico.

Anand, 37, replaced Vladimir Kramnik of Russia as champion, winning the tournament on points after tying a match with Hungarian Peter Leko on the 14th day of the contest, which he dominated from the start.

The Indian had previously won the world championship in 2000, but the achievement was valued less since at the time the chess world was split between two rival world titles.

Congratulate Vishwanathan Anand on his stupendous victory.