• Short Summary

    SOVIET CHESS GRANDMASTERS ANATOLY KARPOV AND VIKTOR KORCHNOI HAVE NEARLY COMPLETED THEIR TWENTY-FOUR MATCH CERIES TO DECIDE A CHALLENGER WO WORLD CHAMPION BOBBY FISCHER.

  • Description

    SOVIET CHESS GRANDMASTERS ANATOLY KARPOV AND VIKTOR KORCHNOI HAVE NEARLY COMPLETED THEIR TWENTY-FOUR MATCH CERIES TO DECIDE A CHALLENGER WO WORLD CHAMPION BOBBY FISCHER.

    AND MOST EXPERTS ARE PREDICTING A NARROW WIN FOR 23-YEAR-OLD KARPOV OVER HIS 43-YEAR-OLD RIVAL.

    BUT ITS UNLIKELY HE'LL WIN BY THE NECESSARY FIVE GAMES IN THE 24 GAME SERIES, WHICH HAS CAUSED SPECULATION AS THE POSSIBLE OF A MEETING WITH FISCHER.

    THE MATCH HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A FASCINATING CONTRAST IN STYLES AND PERSONALITY, BETWEEN AN EXPERIENCED AND HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL TOURNAMENT PLAYER IN KORCHNOI (HE HAS WON OR TIED FOR FIRST PLACE IN MORE THAN 25 INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS), AND KARPOV WHO, DESPITE HIS YOUTH, IS ACKNOWLEDGED AS THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S ACTIVE PLAYERS.

    KORCHNOI'S CHARACTER IS VOLATILE AND EXPANSIVE, WHILE KARPOV IS MORE RESERVED AND INWARD LOOKING.

    SYNOPSIS: IF THIS IS THE CASE THEN THE SERIES WILL BE DECIDED IN THE NUMBER OF POINTS SCORED. ON THURSDAY, WHEN THIS FILM WAS SHOT, KARPOV, HAD TWO WINS TO HIS CREDIT, WITH THE OTHER MATCHES DRAWN
    IN A MATCH SERIES LIKE THIS PLAY-OFF, PHYSICAL ENDURANCE COUNTS FOR AN IMMENSE AMOUNT.

    KORCHNOI IS GIVING AWAY TWENTY HEARS TO AN OPPONENT WHOSE STAMINA, DESPITE HIS SLIGHT, ALMOST FRAIL BUILD, IS FAST BECOMING LEGENDARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9CXTDPO9EIMLB7WBVLIO7J1H9
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CXTDPO9EIMLB7WBVLIO7J1H9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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