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Draw Opens 2nd Half of Chess Match

September 06, 1986|JACK PETERS

The second half of the world championship chess match between champion Gary Kasparov and challenger Anatoly Karpov began Friday in Leningrad. The 13th game in the series, which could last as long as 24 games, was drawn. Kasparov leads, 7-6.

The first 12 games of the match were played in London, finishing on Aug. 27. The remainder will be played in Leningrad. Six wins or 12 1/2 points are needed for victory. Kasparov leads in wins, 2-1, and will retain his title if the match ends in a 12-12 tie.

Friday's game was a Neo-Gruenfeld Defense, a quiet, symmetrical opening which the players had tested in the third game of the match. This time, Karpov tried 10 f4 instead of 10 Nf3, but failed to gain any advantage. Later, Kasparov tried to liven up the game with Kingside play. However, even after he won a pawn at move 34, he obtained no winning chances.

The 14th game, with Kasparov playing White, is scheduled for Monday.

Here are the moves in Friday's game.

Karpov-Kasparov 13, Leningrad 1986: 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nf3 Bg7 4 g3 c6 5 Bg2 d5 6 cxd5 cxd5 7 Nc3 0-0 8 Ne5 e6 9 0-0 Nfd7 10 f4 f6 11 Nf3 Nc6 12 Be3 Nb6 13 Bf2 f5 14 Ne5 Bd7 15 Qd2 Nc8 16 Qe3 Kh8 17 Rfd1 Nd6 18 b3 Rc8 19 Rac1 Be8 20 Be1 Bf6 21 Na4 b6 22 Nb2 Ne4 23 Nbd3 g5 24 Nxc6 Bxc6 25 Ne5 gxf4 26 gxf4 Be8 27 Qh3 Rg8 28 Kf1 Rxc1 29 Rxc1 h5 30 Bb4 a5 31 Ba3 Bxe5 32 dxe5 Rg4 33 Bxe4 dxe4 34 Bd6 Rxf4+ 35 Ke1 Rg4 36 Qe3 Qg5 37 Qxg5 Rxg5 38 Rc8 Rg8 39 e3 h4 40 h3 a4, Drawn.

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