• Short Summary

    In the marathon world chess championships in the Philippines, challenger Viktor Korchnoi on Sunday (8 October) won his fourth game from champion Anatoly Karpov, to trail four games to five.

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    In the marathon world chess championships in the Philippines, challenger Viktor Korchnoi on Sunday (8 October) won his fourth game from champion Anatoly Karpov, to trail four games to five. Korchnoi had beaten Karpov in successive games, a setback the champion had never before suffered in his career.

    SYNOPSIS: Korchnoi enters the hall in Baguio to resume the twenty-ninth game, filled with the confidence of having taken the previous game. Playing the white pieces, Korchnoi held a slight advantage at the resumption, after a risky move that he diverted the game from what looked like a draw.

    Karpov had played more than a hundred games since becoming world champion three years ago, and had lost only six. His tactic now was to play at increasing speed, hoping to disturb Korchnoi -- but he trapped himself.

    The crowd, sensing anther upset, was enthralled. There were few pieces left, but Karpov's speed of play was reducing his previously reasonable chances of forcing a draw. At the seventy-ninth move, he had to resign. Korchnoi's adviser, Raymond Keene, then Korchnoi himself, described the win.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8RO4CF76360E6JN3KINCW2T83
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RO4CF76360E6JN3KINCW2T83
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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