|Hesam7: <<41 Kg1>|
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The time scramble had ended and, not wishing to seal a move, I quickly moved my king and at the same time offered a draw. After 41...Re7 (41...Qb1 42 Qd2) 42 Rc3 Bg6 the two sides' chances are equal.
I no longer wanted to continue the game, and in general my intuitive decision to offer a draw was absolutely right: an analysis of the adjourned position would have used up too much mental energy before the decisive 24th game.
Sensing my state of mind, Karpov hesitated and instead of replying he suddenly stood up, went over to the chief arbiter and asked him whether he could seal a move and adjourn the game, and then give a reply to my offer immediately before the start of the resumption. On receiving a negative reply (since a sealed move is effectively a move made on board, which is equivalent to declining a draw offer), he again sat down and agreed to share the point. He too wanted to retain his strength for the final, extremely important 24th game. Times: 2.23-2.33.> "Kasparov vs Karpov: 1975-1985" by Kasparov