Chess: All four drawn in fifth round

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ALL FOUR games were drawn in the fifth round of the PCA/Intel World Championship quarter-finals: Tiviakov and Adams took a rest from their previous no- draws formula, sharing the point after only 14 moves and one hour's play.

Romanishin and Anand followed not long after with a 22-move draw, while the other two games lasted the whole session. With three games left to play, scores are: Anand 3 1/2 Romanishin 1 1/2; Kamsky 3 1/2 Kramnik 1/1/2 Short 2 1/2 Gulko 2 1/2; Adams 2 1/2 Tiviakov 2 1/2.

Kamsky's success against Kramnik has been the biggest surprise so far. Their second game is a good example of his coolness in dealing with complications. Accepting a pawn sacrifice in the opening, Kamsky waited for the White attack to break, then began a thrilling counter-attack.

With 22. d5 and 24. e5, Kramnik must have counted on 24 . . . dxe5 25. Be7 (or even Rxf6 first). Kamsky's 24 . . . d4] followed by Re2]] was a fine response. After 26. Rxe2 Qd1+ Black is winning, so Kramnik continued with his own attack. 28 . . . Rg1+] is the key move, when 29. Kxg1 Qd1+ leads to mate. Note that 28 . . . g6? 29. Qh6 Rg1+ 30. Kh3 Bd7+ would have lost to 31. g4. In the game, 30. g4 loses to Rxg4]

Kamsky had to surrender his queen to avoid mate (not that 33. gxf4 Rg4+ 34. Kh3 Rg5+ wins for Black) but his own rook and bishop were then perfectly placed for his own attack to be unstoppable.

White: Kramnik Black: Kamsky 1 Nf3 Nf6 21 Bh3 Qa4 2 c4 e6 22 d5 Rc2 3 Nc3 Bb4 23 Qe3 exd5 4 g3 0-0 24 e5 d4 5 Bg2 c5 25 Qg5 Re2 6 0-0 Nc6 26 exf6 Rxe1+ 7 d4 cxd4 27 Bf1 Rxf1+ 8 Nxd4 Qe7 28 Kg2 Rg1+ 9 Nc2 Bxc3 29 Kh3 Bd7+ 10 bxc3 Rd8 30 Kh4 g6 11 Ba3 d6 31 Qh6 d3+ 12 Rb1 Qc7 32 Rf4 Qxf4+ 13 Nd4 Nxd4 33 Qxf4 Rh1 14 cxd4 Qxc4 34 g4 h6 15 Qd2 Qa6 35 Kh3 g5 16 Rb3 Rb8 36 Qd4 d2 17 e4 Bd7 37 Qxd2 Rg1 18 Re1 Ba4 38 f3 Bb5 19 Rf3 Rbc8 White resigns 20 Bf1 Bb5

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