MOSCOW: One day after a devastating loss that left him trailing in the World chess championship for the first time, Vladimir Kramnik struck back on Sunday by beating Veselin Topalov in Game 10.

The best-of-12 match is now tied 5-5.

If the match which is being played in Elista, the capital of Kalmykia, a Russian republic on the Caspian Sea should remain tied after 12 games, the players would play four fast games to break the deadlock.

Game 11 is set for Tuesday. AP

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