The second game of the world championship chess match ended in a draw yesterday as most commentators had predicted, leaving defending champion Anatoly Karpov behind by a score of 1 1/2 to 1/2. The final position, when a draw was declared after 65 moves, left challenger Gary Kasparov with a rook and two pawns against Karpov's bishop, knight and pawn. Kasparov was in a position to take Karpov's remaining pawn but could not avoid capture of his own pawns and a standard drawing situation with a rook against a minor piece. Karpov's defense was highly resourceful in a series of hair-raising situations as he methodically eliminated the challenger's two passed pawns and traded rooks.

Unlike many of the routine draws played by Karpov and Kasparov in their previous match, this was a complex, hard-fought game throughout. Many grandmaster draws leave observers feeling that both players should have lost. This was a game that both players should have won. White Karpov Black Kasparov

1. e4c5

2. Nf3d6

3. d4cxd4

4. Nxd4Nf6

5. Nc3a6

6. Be2e6

7. 0-0Be7

8. f40-0

9. Kh1Qc7

10. a4Nc6

11. Be3Re8

12. Bf3Rb8

13. Qd2Bd7

14. Qf2Nxd4

15. Bxd4e5

16. Be3Be6

17. f5Bc4

18. Bb6Qc8

19. Rfc1d5

20. b3Bb4

21. Na2Ba3

22. bxc4Bxc1

23. Nxc1Qxc4

24. exd5e4

25. Be2Qxc2

26. Qd4Rbc8

27. h3e3

28. d6Qd2

29. Nd3Qxe2

30. d7Nxd7

31. Qxd7Qd2

32. Re1e2

33. Kg1a5

34. g3Qh6

35. Bf2Qc6

36. Qxc6Rxc6

37. Rb1Rc4

38. Rxb7Rxa4

39. Be1Ra3

40. Rd7a4

41. Kf2

The game was adjourned at this point.

41. . . . Rb3

42. Nc1Rb1

43. Na2Ra8

44. Re7Rb2

45. Rxe2Rxe2ch

46. Kxe2Re8ch

47. Kf2h5

48. Bc3Rb8

49. Bb4Rd8

50. Ke2a3

A not-very-subtle trap; if 51. Bxa3, Ra8 wins a piece.

51. Bc3f6

52. Bb4Kf7

53. Nc3Rb8

The pawn capture is delayed again:

54. Bxa3, Rb3 loses a white piece. But the pawn has no future.

54. Na2Rb5

55. g4Rb8

56. Kd3Rd8ch

57. Kc4Rd1

58. Bxa3Ra1

59. Kb3Rh1

60. gxh5Rxh3ch

61. Nc3Rf3

62. Bc1Rxf5

63. h6g6

64. Ne4Rh5

65. Bb2 Draw

Karpov's last move invites Kasparov to capture the final white pawn -- or, rather, to exchange it for the black pawn on f6, after which the position is clearly drawn; Karpov can exchange either of his two pieces for the remaining pawn and go into an end game of rook versus minor piece -- a standard draw.

If Kasparov tries to save his pawns with 65 . . . f5, he runs into complications: 66. Ng5ch! The rook must monitor the passed pawn and cannot take the knight, and the pawn has two protected squares on the way to queening. If 66 . . . Kg8; 67. h7ch, Rxh7; 68. Nxh7, Kxh7; 69. Bc1, and the position is drawn.

Also drawn would be 65 . . . Rf5; 66. h7, Kg7; 67. Nxf6, Rxf6; 68. Bxf6, Kxh7; the pawn must be taken or it becomes a queen.