Second Game Ends in a Draw


The second game of the 1995 world chess championship was drawn Tuesday in New York. Champion Garry Kasparov of Russia and challenger Viswanathan Anand of India are tied, 1 to 1, in their best-of-20-game match.

The first player to reach 10.5 points wins the match, the title of Professional Chess Assn. world champion and a prize of $1 million. The loser will get $500,000.

The two rivals play in a specially constructed soundproof room on the observation deck on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center.


Nearly 1,000 spectators elsewhere in the building listen to commentary by chess masters while watching a display of the moves on a large electronic chessboard. In addition, the official sponsor of the PCA, computer chip manufacturer Intel, has arranged for instantaneous coverage of the match on the Internet.

In Tuesday’s game, Kasparov played White and used 1 d4, a small surprise. In eight previous games as White against Anand, he had always opened 1 e4. Anand replied with the Nimzo-Indian Defense.

Kasparov obtained the superior pawn structure, but he could not exploit this advantage in the endgame. Anand’s 25th and 28th moves ensured a draw by preventing an invasion by the White King.

The third game is scheduled for Thursday. Here are the moves of Tuesday’s game:

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Qc2 d5 5 cxd5 Qxd5 6 e3 c5 7 Bd2 Bxc3 8 Bxc3 cxd4 9 Bxd4 Nc6 10 Bxf6 gxf6 11 Ne2 Bd7 12 a3 Qe5 13 Nc3 f5 14 0-0-0 0-0-0 15 g3 Kb8 16 Be2 Ne7 17 Qd3 Qc7 18 Qd6 Bc6 19 Qxc7+ Kxc7 20 Rhe1 Rxd1+ 21 Rxd1 Rd8 22 Rxd8 Kxd8 23 Kd2 Nc8 24 Kd3 Nd6 25 Kd4 b6 26 b4 Ke7 27 f4 h6 28 a4 f6 29 a5 Bd7. Drawn.


World Chess Championship

Tuesday’s game: Draw

Standings: tied 1-1 in the best-of-20 series

Next game: Thursday