Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Karpov Wins Third in a Row to Widen Lead over Timman

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Karpov Wins Third in a Row to Widen Lead over Timman

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Former world champion Anatoly Karpov won a third consecutive game Friday in his FIDE chess championship match with Jan Timman, taking a commanding lead.

The Russian boosted his lead to 10 1/2-5 1/2 over his Dutch opponent and needs only two more points to claim the disputed title. Each victory is worth a point, each draw a half-point.

Timman resigned on his 59th move, just short of the daily seven-hour time limit. The 17th game is scheduled for today.

Karpov and Timman were selected to play for the title after the two players who qualified for the final - champion Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short - objected to conditions set by FIDE, the International Chess Federation.

Here are the moves of Friday's game:

Karpov Timman

White Black

1. d4 Nf6

2. c4 g6

3. Nc3 Bg7

4. e4 d6

5. f3 0-0

6. Be3 Nbd7

7. Qd2 c5

8. Nh3 Qa5

9. Nf2 a6

10. dxc5 Nxc5

11. Rb1 Qb4

12. Be2 Ncd7

13. …

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