In the protracted world chess championships, challenger Viktor Korchnoi on Sunday (10 September) achieved what experts called a 'miraculous' draw in the twenti???
In the protracted world chess championships, challenger Viktor Korchnoi on Sunday (10 September) achieved what experts called a 'miraculous' draw in the twenti??? game. Poor play had left Korchnoi with his pieces paralysed, but champion Anatoly Karpov sealed on overnight move that was considered a mistake, and the draw resulted. Korchnoi suffered a psychological setback when his new 'spiritual guide', Stephen Michael Dwyer was barred from the playing hall.
SYNOPSIS: Karpov enters to begin the twentieth game on Saturday (9 September). He was in a strong position, leading five games to one. Korchnoi arrived knowing he was in a tight spot, trailing by one game to five, and with the champion needing only two more wins to retain his title. The game immediately settled into a Caro Kann defence in which white, which Karnov was playing, is considered to invite black to a draw. But Korchnoi threw this off balance by choosing the somewhat rare move of allowing his opponent to give him doubled pawns.
While both men played fairly quickly, Karpov took longer over the first fifteen moves, suggesting that Korchnoi's variation had slowed him. By the fortieth move, Korchnoi had put himself under time pressure. But Karpov's sealed move, the forty-second, was considered a blunder that allowed the draw.
Korchnoi's adviser, Stephen Dwyer, was led away under an order excluding people with criminal records. Match organiser Florencio Campomanes explained.