Crucial Game in Chess Tourney Delayed Again

Times Wire Services

The 22nd and possibly decisive game of the world chess championship between titleholder Gary Kasparov and challenger Anatoly Karpov was postponed a second time, the organizers announced Sunday.

A technical timeout was called so the game would not be played today, Christmas Eve. The game is now scheduled for Wednesday.

Kasparov leads the series 11 1/2 to 9 1/2. He needs only a draw to retain the title.