Karpov and Kamsky draw 11th chess title game

Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 7:20:34 PDT

Copyright 1996 by Reuters MOSCOW (Reuter)
Russian grandmaster Anatoly Karpov and challenger Gata Kamsky drew the 11th game of their chess world championship match Thursday, making the overall score 7-4 to Karpov.

Karpov and Kamsky agreed to a draw in the 67th move of a game which had been carried over from Wednesday.
Karpov, 45, needs at least three more wins and a draw in the 20-game match to keep his World Chess Federation (FIDE) title. The 12th game is Friday.
Kamsky, 22, who defected from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1988, is challenging Karpov in Elista, capital of Russia's semi-autonomous Kalmyk Republic, near the Caspian Sea.
Players win one point for victory and half a point for a draw. If they are level after 20 games, the match will continue until one of them wins another game.

Victory for either contestant will be tainted by the absence of world number one Garry Kasparov, who is not challenging because of a split with FIDE.