SEVILLE, Spain — Titlist Gary Kasparov and challenger Anatoly Karpov agreed to a draw Monday after 28 moves in the sixth game of their world chess championship match.
Kasparov, playing with the white pieces, offered the draw. He had begun the game with the English opening.
The score now stands 3 1/2 to 2 1/2 in Karpov's favor. Karpov won the second and fifth games of the match.
The winner of the 24-game contest will be the first man to score 12 1/2 points or achieve six victories. A win counts one point and a draw half a point. In the event of a 12-12 tie, Kasparov will retain his title.
Here are the moves:
Kasparov-Karpov 6: 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3 g6 4 Bg2 d6 5 Rb1 Bf5 6 d3 Qd7 7 b4 Bg7 8 b5 Nd8 9 Nd5 c6 10 bxc6 bxc6 11 Nc3 Ne7 12 Ba3 0-0 13 Nf3 h6 14 0-0 Be6 15 Qa4 f5 16 Nd2 Nf7 17 Rb3 Rab8 18 Rfb1 Rxb3 19 Rxb3 Rc8 20 Qa6 Nd8 21 Bb4 Rb8 22 Na4 Kf7 23 Bc3 Rxb3 24 axb3 Qc7 25 e3 Bc8 26 Qa5 Qxa5 27 Bxa5 Ne6 28 Bb4 Draw agreed.