Champ Wins With Novel Move

Garry Kasparov notched his first victory of the 1995 Professional Chess Assn. world championship in the 10th game Tuesday in New York. The champion rebounded from Monday's loss to challenger Viswanathan Anand to tie the score at 5 to 5 in the best-of-20-game match. The winner will receive $1 million from Intel, the PCA sponsor.

Tuesday's performance was Kasparov's best by far in this match. Facing the same Open defense to the Ruy Lopez with which Anand drew the sixth game, Kasparov, as White, unveiled what he called "a very good idea" at move 14. He sacrificed a pawn and then a rook to launch an attack against Black's King. Anand thought nearly 50 minutes on his 15th move but could not find an escape route.

To reach the winning position after 21 moves, Kasparov used only six minutes, a sure sign that he had figured out most of the prior moves in his pregame preparation. Anand, a speedy player, had spent 82 minutes. Each player must complete his first 40 moves in two hours, his next 20 in one hour, and the rest of the game in 30 minutes.

The last three games, all exciting clashes, have made up for some of the disappointingly quiet games at the start of the match. At the halfway point, Kasparov appears to be rounding into form, and Anand has proved himself a worthy opponent. After Tuesday's game, Kasparov said: "I feel better, I'm back in business, but the match is a tough one."

The 11th game is scheduled for Thursday. Here are the moves of Tuesday's game:

Kasparov-Anand #10: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 Nxe4 6 d4 b5 7 Bb3 d5 8 dxe5 Be6 9 Nbd2 Nc5 10 c3 d4 11 Ng5 dxc3 12 Nxe6 fxe6 13 bxc3 Qd3 14 Bc2 Qxc3 15 Nb3 Nxb3 16 Bxb3 Nd4 17 Qg4 Qxa1 18 Bxe6 Rd8 19 Bh6 Qc3 20 Bxg7 Qd3 21 Bxh8 Qg6 22 Bf6 Be7 23 Bxe7 Qxg4 24 Bxg4 Kxe7 25 Rc1 c6 26 f4 a5 27 Kf2 a4 28 Ke3 b4 29 Bd1 a3 30 g4 Rd5 31 Rc4 c5 32 Ke4 Rd8 33 Rxc5 Ne6 34 Rd5 Rc8 35 f5 Rc4+ 36 Ke3 Nc5 37 g5 Rc1 38 Rd6, Black Resigns

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World Chess Championship

Monday winner: Kasparov

Standings: Tied 5-5 in best-of-20 series

Next game: Thursday

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