2nd Half of Chess Title Play Opens; Game Adjourned

From Associated Press

Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov opened the second half of their World Chess Championship on Saturday with an adjourned game.

They relocated from the United States to France during a break of more than two weeks after the first 12 games. They were tied at six points each after the first 12 games in New York City, which were played Oct. 8-Nov. 7.

Kasparov, 27, the defending champion, and Karpov, 39, battled Saturday for 41 moves over five hours.

At the adjournment, Kasparov had just taken a pawn to finish with five pawns, a rook and the king. Karpov had four pawns, a rook and a king, and he was about to take a black pawn to even things up again.

Karpov waited more than 10 minutes as the five-hour time limit drew close before sealing his 42nd move. Most experts agreed that the game was headed to a draw.

Play is scheduled to resume today at 8 a.m. PST.

Here are the moves of the game.

Karpov-Kasparov 13: 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5 e4 Nxc3 6 bxc3 Bg7 7 Be3 c5 8 Qd2 0-0 9 Rc1 Qa5 10 Nf3 e6 11 d5 exd5 12 exd5 Re8 13 Be2 Bf5 14 0-0 Nd7 15 h3 Nb6 16 g4 Bd7 17 c4 Qxd2 18 Nxd2 Na4 19 Bf3 Nc3 20 Rxc3 Bxc3 21 Ne4 Rxe4 22 Bxe4 Re8 23 Bd3 b6 24 Kg2 f5 25 gxf5 Bxf5 26 Bxf5 gxf5 27 Rd1 Kf7 28 Rd3 Bf6 29 Ra3 a5 30 Rb3 Bd8. 31 Rc3 Bc7 32 a4 Kf6 33 Kf1 f4 34 Bc1 Kf5 35 Rc2 Rb8 36 Re2 Be5 37 Bb2 Bd4 38 Bxd4 cxd4 39 Re7 d3 40 Ke1 Rc8 41 Kd2. Rxc4. Game adjourned.

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