Garry Kasparov played archrival Anatoly Karpov to a draw Monday in the final game of their World Chess Championship, guaranteeing himself $1.7 million of the $3 million in prize money.

Karpov accepted Kasparov's offer of a draw after 36 moves, which means Kasparov also wins a $1 million diamond-studded trophy put up by the Lyon sponsors.The draw gave Kasparov 12.5 points of a possible 24 in the competition. Had he lost to his fellow Soviet grandmaster, they would have had 12 points each and split the winnings evenly.

Closing ceremonies for the competition, whose first 12 games were played in New York starting Oct. 8, are scheduled for Wednesday.

Kasparov, 27, successfully defended his title for the third time last Wednesday by drawing with Karpov in their 22nd game. But the final two games were key to see who won how much.

The defending champion needed only 12 points - a potential tie in the overall competition - to keep his title. Karpov, the former champion, would have needed 12.5 points to win.

Karpov came back with a win Saturday night, bringing the score to 12-11.

From the opening move Monday, both players played with extreme caution, using 3 1/2 hours to execute their first 21 moves. Kasparov played white, Karpov black.

The slowness of play marked a sharp contrast from Saturday's game, when Kasparov blundered into losing a bishop in the 25th move. He was forced to resign four moves later.

Kasparov used an English opening Monday and stuck with it, a strategy he has used against his archrival many times since their last world championship in Seville, Spain, in 1987.

Both players moved up a field of pawns, playing their main pieces behind them in veritable trench warfare. Only six pieces - all pawns - had been been taken through the first 21 moves.

Here are the moves of the 24th and final game:

Karpov Kasparov

White Black

1. Nf3 Nf6

2. c4 e6

3. Nc3 Bb4

4. Qc2 0-0

5. a3 Bxc3

6. Qxc3 b6

7. b4 d6

8. Bb2 Bb7

9. g3 c5

10. Bg2 Nbd7

11. 0-0 Rc8

12. d3 Re8

13. e4 a6

14. Qb3 b5

15. Nd2 Rb8

16. Rfc1 Ba8

17. Qd1 Qe7

18. cxb5 axb5

Karpov Kasparov

White Black

19. Nb3 e5

20. f3 h5

21. bxc5 dxc5

22. a4 h4

23. g4 c4

24. dxc4 bxa4

25. Ba3 Qd8

26. Nc5 Bc6

27. Nxa4 Nh7

28. Nc5 Ng5

29. Nxd7 Bxd7

30. Rc3 Qa5

31. Rd3 Ba4

32. Qe1 Qa6

33. Bc1 Ne6

34. Rda3 Nc5

35. Be3 Qd6

36. Rxa4 Karpov accepts draw