• Short Summary

    The Philippine organisers of the World Chess Championships, due to start on July 17, say the safety of the participants will be the total responsibility of the Philippine Chess Federation and the government.

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    The Philippine organisers of the World Chess Championships, due to start on July 17, say the safety of the participants will be the total responsibility of the Philippine Chess Federation and the government. These assurances were given after the Soviet defector, Viktor Korchnoi, said he feared he would be killed by Soviet agents if he beat the current world champion, Anatoly Karpov of the Soviet Union.

    SYNOPSIS: Korchnoi arrived in Manila on Sunday night (2 July) a few hours before the title holder. Forty-seven year-old Korchnoi, who defected two years ago while playing chess in the Netherlands, was greeted at the airport by Philippine chess officials.

    A few hours late, the 27-year-old Soviet champion arrived. Karpov refused to talk to reporters who had waited through the night, and walked away to a waiting car to the surprise of this hosts. It was Korchnoi who agreed to talk to newsmen.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWO6U447CN3402ML4J5C10HM9
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWO6U447CN3402ML4J5C10HM9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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