Depressing news, as Anand loses to Karpov in a game which appears to be headed for a draw

I am not sure what happened here. The game seemed to be a draw, and then Anand suddenly was lost.

Karpov now leads 2 1/2 - 1 1/2 with only two games remaining.

Sam Sloan

[Event "World Chess Championship 97 100 30"]
[Site "Lausanne"]
[Date "1998.01.06"]
[Round "8.4"]
[White "Anand"]
[Black "Karpov"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2765"]
[BlackElo "2745"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Bf6 11. Be4 Nce7 12. h4 Nf5 13. Qd3 Nxc3 14. bxc3 h6 15. h5 Nd6 16. Ne5 Nxe4 17. Qxe4 Bxe5 18. dxe5 f5 19. Qe2 Bd7 20. Rd1 Bb5 21. Qf3 Qe8 22. Bf4 Rc8 23. Rd4 Rc4 24. Rad1 Qf7 25. Rxc4 Bxc4 26. a3 Rc8 27. Rd4 Kh7 28. Bd2 Bd5 29. Qh3 b5 30. a4 bxa4 31. Rxa4 Rc4 32. Rxc4 Bxc4 33. Qh4 Bb5 34. c4 Be8 35. c5 Qd7 36. Bc3 Qd3 37. Qd4 Qxd4 38. Bxd4 a5 39. c6 Bxc6 40. f3 f4 41. Bb2 Be8 42. Bc1 a4 43. Bxf4 a3 44. Be3 Bxh5 45. Kf2 Be8 46. Bd4 Bc6 47. Bc3 a2 48. g3 h5 49. g4 h4
{White resigns} 0-1

[Final Position]

Here is commentary: The Road to the World Chess Championship: Karpov's Path to HIS Glorious Victory .

Here is: Game One

Here is: Game Two

Here is: Game Three

Here is: Game Five

Here is: Game Six

Here is: Karpov defeats Anand in two quick chess games to retain FIDE World Championship.

Here is my chart showing all seven rounds of the 1997 FIDE World Chess Championship Candidate's 96 player knockout tournament, won by Anand: The FIDE World Chess Championship Candidate's Tournament Chart. This diagram was made possible by Willy Iclicki and the team at Chess Planet, whom we must all thank for the magnificent job they have done in providing first ever live on-line access to the FIDE World Chess Championship. Here is: The Chess Planet Web Site.

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