Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitthaa on Monday gave away the gold cup and Rs. 9.9 crore prize money to the newly crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway.
At the prize distribution function held here, Jayalalithaa handed over to Carlsen the golden trophy, a cheque for Rs.9.9 crore as prize money and also presented him a garland made of olive leaves from the Nilgiri hills.
Jayalalithaa also presented local hero Viswanathan Anand the runners-up cheque of Rs. 6.03 crore.
FIDE president Kirsan Illyumzhino presented Carlsen with the gold medal and Anand the silver medal.
The 22-year-old Carlsen defeated Anand 6.5 to 3.5 in their title match that spread over 10 games.
The title match was sponsored by the Tamil Nadu government at an outlay of Rs.29 crore.