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19th Game in Chess Championship Ends in Draw; Score Tied at 9 1/2 Points

Associated Press

Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov agreed on Thursday to draw their 19th game of the world chess championship after 62 moves, leaving the score tied at 9 1/2 points apiece in the series.

Kasparov retains the advantage in the 24-game series. In the event of a 12-12 tie, he will retain his championship.

“Kasparov’s policy may not be very enchanting for spectators, but I think he will try to draw all the remaining games,” said grandmaster Victor Korchnoi of Switzerland.

The 20th game is scheduled for today with Kasparov playing white.

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Play had been adjourned Wednesday night with Karpov, playing white, a pawn ahead in an endgame.

Karpov, 36, held the championship crown for 10 years before losing to Kasparov, 24, in 1985.

The winner of the match requires 12 1/2 points or six victories. A win scores one point and a draw a half. Each player has achieved three wins with 13 games drawn.

Here are the moves in the 19th game:

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Karpov-Kasparov 19: 1 Nf3 d5 2 d4 Nf6 3 c4 e6 4 Nc3 Be7 5 Bg5 0-0 6 e3 h6 7 Bh4 b6 8 Be2 Bb7 9 Bxf6 Bxf6 10 cxd5 exd5 11 0-0 Nd7 12 b4 c5 13 bxc5 bxc5 14 Qb3 cxd4 15 Nxd4 Bxd4 16 exd4 Nb6 17 a4 Rb8 18 a5 Nc4 19 Bxc4 dxc4 20 Qxc4 Qd6 21 Qc5 Qxc5 22 dxc5 Rbc8 23 a6 Ba8 24 Nb5 Rxc5 25 Nax7 Be4 26 f3 Ra8 27 fxe4 Rxa7 28 Ra4 Rc6 29 Rfa1 Kf8 30 Kf2 Ke7 31 Ke3 Ke6 32 Ra5 Rd6 33 R1a2 Rc6 34 h4 Rd6 35 Kf4 Rb6 36 R2a3 Rc6 37 Re5+ Kf6 38 Rf5+ Ke6 39 R5a5 Rb6 40 Re5+ Kf6 (adjourned) 41 Rea5 Ke6 42 Ra1 Rc6 43 Re5+ Kf6 44 Rf5+ Ke6 45 Re5+ Kf6 46 Rea5 Ke6 47 R1a2 Rb6 48 g4 f6 49 h5 Rc6 50 Rb2 Rcxa6 51 Rb6+ Rxb6 52 Rxa7 Rb1 53 Rxg7 Rf1+ 54 Ke3 Re1+ 55 Kf3 Rf1+ 56 Ke2 Rf4 57 Ke3 Ke5 58 Re7+ Kd6 59 Rh7 Ke5 60 Re7+ Kd6 61 Re6+ Kxe6 62 Kxf4 Ke7 Drawn.


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