Karpov, Kamsky draw third chess world title game

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 12:30:02 PDT

Copyright 1996 by Reuters MOSCOW (Reuter)
Veteran Russian grandmaster Anatoly Karpov and young challenger Gata Kamsky drew the third of their 20 games in the world chess championship Monday, making the overall score 1 1/2 points each.

Both players made their moves quickly at the start of the game, with Karpov playing white, but slowed down as they sought a breakthrough toward the middle. A draw was eventually agreed after 49 moves, Itar-Tass news agency said.
The 45-year-old Karpov won the first match last week but Kamsky, 22, who defected from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1988, drew level at 1-1 Saturday.

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) title match is being played in Elista, capital of the semi-autonomous Kalmyk Republic of Russia, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The winner needs 10.5 points -- one point for a victory and half for a draw. If they are level after 40 days and 20 games, the match will continue until one of them wins another game.
Victory for either contestant will be tainted by the fact that world number one Garry Kasparov is not challenging because of a split with FIDE.
The next game will start Wednesday.