Karpov Makes His Move After Kasparov’s Big Win With PM-Chess-Algebraic
NEW YORK (AP) _ The third game of the world chess championship between champion Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov was suspended until tonight with neither man showing a clear advantage.
Play was halted just after 10:30 p.m. Monday when Kasparov wrote down his 41st move and sealed it in an envelope. The game was to resume at 5:30 p.m. with the match arbiter opening the envelope.
″The adjourned position is a complete mess,″ said one spectator, Joel Benjamin, a grandmaster from New York City. ″Nobody knows what’s happening.″
In the adjourned position, Karpov, playing the white pieces, has a king, rook, bishop, knight and four pawns. Kasparov has a king, two bishops, a knight and five pawns.
″There are chances for both sides and I predict a draw,″ said grandmaster Dmitri Gurevich of Chicago.
Kasparov, 27, the highest-rated player in the history of chess, leads 1 points to 1/2 point in the 24-game match against Karpov, 39, the world champion he unseated in 1985.
The arch-rivals have played more than 120 games. Most of them, like Game 1 of this match, were draws. Kasparov, who has a bold, attacking style, won Game 2. Karpov is known for a more methodical, defense-minded style.