Garry Kasparov played archrival Anatoly Karpov to a draw Monday in the final game of their World Chess Championship, adding $1.7 million of the $3 million in prize money and a $100,000 diamond-studded trophy to the title he assured himself earlier.
Karpov, playing black, accepted Kasparov's offer of a draw after 36 moves, a step that gave Kasparov 12.5 points of a possible 24 in the competition. Kasparov, 27, successfully defended his title for the third time last Wednesday by drawing with Karpov in their 22nd game. That assured him 12 points and an unbeatable tie.
From the opening move Monday, both played with extreme caution, using 3 1/2 hours to execute their first 21 moves. Kasparov used an English opening and stuck with it, a strategy he has used against his archrival many times since their last world championship in Seville, Spain, in 1987.