The third game of the world chess championship match between champion Anatoly Karpov and challenger Gary Kasparov ended in a draw Tuesday in Moscow. Kasparov leads in the match, 2-1. He has won one game and there have been two draws. Six wins or 12 1/2 points are needed for victory.
Kasparov varied from the first game of the match by playing 3 Nf3 instead of 3 Nc3. Karpov steered play into the Queen’s Gambit Declined, an opening that the two opponents tested frequently in last year’s aborted world championship. Although Tuesday’s game soon reached an original position, it ended in a short, 20-move draw.
Game four is scheduled Thursday.
Here are the moves of Tuesday’s game:
Kasparov-Karpov 3: 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 d5 4 Nc3 Be7 5 Bg5 h6 6 Bxf6 Bxf6 7 Qb3 c6 8 e3 Nd7 9 Rd1 0-0 10 Bd3 b6 11 cxd5 cxd5 12 e4 dxe4 13 Bxe4 Rb8 14 0-0 b5 15 Rfe1 Qb6 16 Bb1 Bb7 17 Qc2 g6 18 d5 exd5 19 Nxd5 Bxd5 20 Rxd5 Rfd8, Drawn.