Kasparov Resigns 16th Game; Score Even at 8-8

United Press International

Chess champion Gary Kasparov resigned the adjourned 16th game of the World Chess Championship today without resuming play, losing his lead over challenger Anatoly Karpov and bringing the score even at 8 to 8.

The two Soviet grandmasters now have three victories each in the 24-game duel, with five points apiece from their 10 drawn games.

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