Karpov beats Kamsky in 4th chess world title game

Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 12:10:06 PDT

Copyright 1996 by Reuters MOSCOW (Reuter)
Veteran Russian grandmaster Anatoly Karpov won the fourth of 20 world chess championship games Wednesday after his young rival, Gata Kamsky, conceded defeat.
Itar-Tass news agency said Kamsky, 22 and playing white, conceded defeat ater 45 moves, facing inevitable losses. Karpov, 45, leads the match 2 1/2 to 1 1/2 points. It is the second defeat of Kamsky, who defected from the Soviet Union in 1988.
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 Friday.