Game 6: Kasparov Chickens out and takes a draw in a game he might have won

The standing-room only crowd booed when Garry Kasparov took a quick draw in a position where he seemed to have good winning chances.

At the press conference after the match, I asked him why he did not simply play 28. . . . f6 followed by Kf7 and then Kasparov can slowly push up his pawns and possibly win. Kasparov replied that he was afraid that he might blunder and lose.

ESPN Coverage of the Match.

The final position. The Computer offered a draw and Kasparov accepted. Kasparov has been severely criticized for this, because he had a small advantage and good winning chances.

[Event "FIDE Man-Machine WC"]
[Site "New York USA"]
[Date "2003.02.07"]
[Round "06"]
[Black "Kasparov, Garry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B92"]
[BlackElo "2847"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7
8.O-O O-O 9.Kh1 Bd7 10.Be3 Bc6 11.Bf3 Nbd7 12.a4 b6 13.Qd3 Bb7
14.h3 Rc8 15.Rad1 h6 16.Rfe1 Qc7 17.g3 Rfd8 18.Kh2 Re8 19.Re2 Qc4
20.Qxc4 Rxc4 21.Nd2 Rc7 22.Bg2 Rec8 23.Nb3 Rxc3 24.bxc3 Bxe4
25.Bc1 Bxg2 26.Kxg2 Rxc3 27.Ba3 Ne8 28.f4 1/2-1/2

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