Anatoly Karpov and Victor Korchnoi agreed to a draw after 68 moves in the fifth game of their world championship chess match yesterday in Merano, Italy. Although Korchnoi had a pawn more than the defending champion, there was never any serious prospect that he might win the game. In contrast to the lively play Monday, yesterday's session amounted largely to a series of repetitious and almost meaningless maneuvers. The sixth game is scheduled for tomorrow, with Karpov playing white.

The moves of the game are printed below, with yesterday's continuation beginning at black's 45th move.

Korchnoi, white; Karpov, black. 1. c4, e6; 2. Nc3, d5; 3. d4, Be7; 4. Nf3, Nf6; 5. Bg5, h6; 6. Bh4, O-O; 7. Rc1, b6; 8. cxd5, Nxd5; 9. Nxd5, exd5; 10. Bxe7, Qxe7; 11. g3, Ba6; 12. e3, c5; 13. dxc5, bxc5; 14. Bxa6, Nxa6; 15. Qxd5, Nb4; 16. Qc4, Qf6; 17. Nh4, Qxb2; 18. 0-0, Qxa2; 19. Qxa2, Nxa2; 20. Rxc5, Rfc8; 21. Ra5, Nc1; 22. Nf5, Rc7; 23. Nd4, Rb8; 24. Ra1, Nd3; 25. Rfd1, Ne5; 26. Ra2, g6; 27. Rda1, R8b7; 28. h3, h5; 29. Kg2, Kg7; 30. Ra5, Nc6; 31. Nxc6, Rxc6; 32. Rxa7, Rxa7; 33. Rxa7, Rc2; 34. e4, Rc3; 35. Ra2, Kf6; 36. f3, Rb3; 37. Kf2, Rc3; 38. Ke2, Rb3; 39. Ra6ch, Ke7; 40. Ra5, Kf6; 41. Rd5, Ra3; 42. Rd6ch, Kg7; 43. h4, Rb3; 44. Rd3, Rb5; 45. Ke3, Ra5 (sealed move); 46. Kf4, Ra1; 47. Rd5, Rg1; 48. Ra5, Rh1; 49. Ra7, Rb1; 50. Ra4, Rg1; 51. e5, R-b1; 52. Ke4, Re1 ch; 53. Kd5, Re3; 54. Rf4, Ra3; 55. g4, Ra5 ch; 56. Kd4, Ra4 ch; 57. Ke3, Ra3 ch; 58. Kf2 Ra2 ch; 59. Kg3, Ra5; 60. Re4, hxg4; 61. fxg4, Ra3 ch; 62. Kf2, Rh3; 63. g5, Ra3; 64. Re3, Ra4; 65. Kg3, Rb4; 66. e6, fxe6; 67. Rxe6, Ra4; 68. Rf6, Rb4. Draw