A draw was registered on Thursday in the last but one game of the chess match between world champion Vladimir Kramnik and a computer which is being held in Bahrain. At the beginning of the game, the Russian Grandmaster had a clear edge but the computer, fitted out with the Deep Fritz programme, relaxed tension in the 24th move.
In the observers' opinion, the attack designed by Kramnik would have taken very much time. The world title holder, unwilling to take chances, proposed a draw in the 28th move. The score in the match of eight games became 3.5-3.5.
Kramnik will play for White in the last game which is to be held on Saturday, October 19th. If he wins he will receive one million dollars from the Amir of Bahrain who is the patron of the match, and 700,000 dollars if he makes a draw.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia