'COMPLICATED' GAME 2 IS A DRAW
World chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India started the second game of the 12-game world championship match against Russian challenger Vladimir Kramnik with a definite advantage Wednesday but had to settle for a draw.
Anand, playing white, led with the Saemisch variation of the Nimzo-Indian Defense. His first move, 1. d4, was a minor surprise because he almost always leads with 1. e4, and it gave him a slight edge over Kramnik, who called the position that developed "very complicated." However, Anand was unable to find a concrete plan to realize his advantage.
Game 3 of the match, tied 1-1, will be played today in Bonn, Germany.
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. dxc5 f5 9. Qc2 Nd7 10. e4 fxe4 11. fxe4 N5f6 12. c6 bxc6 13. Nf3 Qa5 14. Bd2 Ba6 15. c4 Qc5 16. Bd3 Ng4 17. Bb4 Qe3+ 18. Qe2 O-O-O 19. Qxe3 Nxe3 20. Kf2 Ng4+ 21. Kg3 Ndf6 22. Bb1 h5 23. h3 h4+ 24. Nxh4 Ne5 25. Nf3 Nh5+ 26. Kf2 Nxf3 27. Kxf3 e5 28. Rc1 Nf4 29. Ra2 Nd3 30. Rc3 Nf4 31. Bc2 Ne6 32. Kg3 Rd4 draw agreed.