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FISCHER, SPASSKY DRAW IN MATCH'S 2ND GAME

Boris Spassky got off to a strong start, but Bobby Fischer impressed chess experts and battled to a draw in the second game of their politically charged $5 million rematch in Sveti Stefan, Yugoslavia.

Under the rules of the match, Thursday's draw does not count for points, leaving the score 1-0 after Fischer's resounding opening victory in a six-hour contest Wednesday. The next game is Saturday.Fischer fought back with a formidable middle game on Thursday but finally put an end to seven hours of exhausting play by offering the draw after his rival's 59th move.