Defending champion Garry Kasparov and challenger Anatoly Karpov agreed to a draw Friday in the 10th game of the world chess championship.

The players agreed to the draw after Kasparov's 18th move. The game lasted three hours and 12 minutes, by far the shortest in the match.Each player had 41/2 points after they agreed to a draw Wednesday in the ninth game. Friday's draw gave them each another half-point, bringing the match score to 5-5.