Soviet grand chess master, Anatoly Karpov, has won the world chess championship in the Philippines.?
Soviet grand chess master, Anatoly Karpov, has won the world chess championship in the Philippines. On Wednesday (18 October) the challenger, Viktor Korchnoi, resigned in the 32nd game, which had been adjourned the night before. At that stage, both men had five games each, after Korchnoi had made a spectacular recovery from a three-game deficit. But on Tuesday night (17 October), Korchnoi began running out of time, leaving himself only 18 minutes to make 16 moves. But the championship, described as the stormiest in chess history, remained controversial to the end. Korchnoi sent a letter to the referee, claiming that the game was not valid. Bob Friend of the BBC reports form Baguio on the 32nd game.