Kasparov, Karpov draw 11th game

November 06, 1990|By New York Times News Service

NEW YORK -- A bold idea, a flight of fantasy, a brief flurry of excitement -- all it got Gary Kasparov last night was an entertaining draw in Game 11 of the World Championship Chess Match in Manhattan.

The stolid Anatoly Karpov held his ground against all the champion's machinations and could neither be overwhelmed by force nor lured into error.

In the end, Mr. Kasparov was obliged to bring about a draw by threatening perpetual check.

The match continues even, now at 5 1/2 -5 1/2 .

Early in the play in the Hotel Macklowe, Mr. Kasparov looked as though he would be either the master of ephemeral attack or the goat who overreached himself.

He turned out to be a survivor of the high wire.

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