SEVILLE, Spain — World chess champion Gary Kasparov won the 11th game of his match with challenger Anatoly Karpov on Tuesday to seize a 6-5 lead in the championship.
The game was adjourned Monday, and when it resumed, Karpov resisted for less than 15 minutes before resigning after Kasparov's 50th move.
It was a serious defeat for Karpov. He played the white pieces, and it was the first time Kasparov has led in the match.
The winner of the 24-game series will be the first player to score six victories or get 12.5 points. Kasparov has scored three victories and Karpov two, with six games drawn.
Kasparov's triumph followed a blunder by Karpov on the 35th move in the first session of play Monday, throwing away a rook for a bishop.
"I think Karpov will always remember this 11th game as his black Monday," commented Danish International Master Bjarke Kristensen. "If I had shares in Karpov, they would surely fall. His chances in the match have plummeted."
Kasparov, 24, comes from Baku, the capital of the southern Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. Karpov, 36, lives in Moscow.
The 12th game is scheduled for today with Kasparov playing white.
Here are the moves:
Karpov-Kasparov 11: 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5 e4 Nxc3 6 bxc3 Bg7 7 Bc4 c5 8 Ne2 Nc6 9 Be3 0-0 10 0-0 Bg4 11 f3 Na5 12 Bxf7+ Rxf7 13 fxg4 Rxf1+ 14 Kxf1 Qd6 15 Kg1 Qe6 16 Qd3 Qc4 17 Qxc4+ Nxc4 18 Bf2 cxd4 19 cxd4 e5 20 d5 Bh6 21 h4 Bd2 22 Rd1 Ba5 23 Rc1 b5 24 Rc2 Nd6 25 Ng3 Nc4 26 Nf1 Nd6 27 Ng3 Nc4 28 g5 Kf7 29 Nf1 Nd6 30 Ng3 Nc4 31 Kf1 Ke7 32 Bc5+ Kf7 33 Rf2+ Kg7 34 Rf6 Bb6 35 Rc6 Na5 36 Bxb6 Nxc6 37 Bc7 Rf8+ 38 Ke2 Rf7 39 Bd6 Rd7 40 Bc5 Na5 41 Nf1 Rc7 42 Bd6 Rc2+ 43 Kd3 Rxa2 44 Ne3 Kf7 45 Ng4 Nc4 46 Nxe5+ Nxe5 47 Bxe5 b4 48 Bf6 b3 49 e5 Rxg2 50 e6+ Kf8. White resigns