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45th Chess Game Is--a Draw

January 23, 1985|Associated Press

MOSCOW — World chess champion Anatoly Karpov agreed to a draw offered by challenger Garri Kasparov, playing black, on the 36th move of the 45th game of the World Championship today.

The draw was the 39th in the 4 1/2-month-old match. Karpov leads the series 5-1 and needs one more victory to retain the world chess crown for the fourth time. The next game will be played on Friday.

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