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The latest moves from Lausanne:

White: Viswanathan Anand

Black: Anatoly Karpov

World Championship - Game Four

1 e4 c6 26 a3 Rc8

2 d4 d5 27 Rd4 Kh7

3 exd5 cxd5 28 Bd2 Bd5

4 c4 Nf6 29 Qh3 b5

5 Nc3 e6 30 a4 bxa4

6 Nf3 Be7 31 Rxa4 Rc4

7 cxd5 Nxd5 32 Rxc4 Bxc4

8 Bd3 Nc6 33 Qh4 Bb5

9 0-0 0-0 34 c4 Be8

10 Re1 Bf6 35 c5 Qd7

11 Be4 Nce7 36 Bc3 Qd3

12 h4 Nf5 37 Qd4 Qxd4

13 Qd3 Nxc3 38 Bxd4 a5

14 bxc3 h6 39 c6 Bxc6

15 h5 Nd6 40 f3 f4

16 Ne5 Nxe4 41 Bb2 Be8

17 Qxe4 Bxe5 42 Bc1 a4

18 dxe5 f5 43 Bxf4 a3

19 Qe2 Bd7 44 Be3 Bxh5

20 Rd1 Bb5 45 Kf2 Be8

21 Qf3 Qe8 46 Bd4 Bc6

22 Bf4 Rc8 47 Bc3 a2

23 Rd4 Rc4 48 g3 h5

24 Rad1 Qf7 49 g4 h4

25 Rxc4 Bxc4 White resigned

That win - a typically delicate operation by Karpov - takes him into the lead, by 21/2-11/2, with two games left to play. White's aggressive opening play was met with calm resolution by Karpov. After 15...Nd6, it looked as though he was heading for equality, but with 21...Qe8 it became clear that he had targeted White's h-pawn as a weaknesses. Anand's 30.a4 was a poor move in a difficult position, giving Karpov a passed pawn that was to win the game for him. In the endgame, White could not stop the a-pawn while holding his K-side together.

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