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Viktor Korchnoi vs Anatoly Karpov
Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978), City of Baguio PHI, rd 1, Jul-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower Defense. General (D58)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  offramp: "We were only testing the equipment."
- Karpov.
Oct-02-04  hongisto24: If you don't want to read DhavalVyas's messages, use this link: >> IGNORE all kibitzing by DhavalVyas
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  cu8sfan: <doesn't prevent messages from people you're ignoring from popping up on the recent kibitzing page> Instead of using the "recent kibitzing" list try using the "kibitz" button which is on the top of every page right next to the "search" button. In this menu all kibitzes of those on your ignore list are gone!
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  offramp: <RayKeene> told a funny story about this game.

"Although both players had previously settled and approved the chess pieces to be used in the match They both decided at the last minute (finally agreeing on something) that they were too lightweight. Thus a match which had been planned months in advance was in danger of failing to start on time because no suitable ches set was available"!

A new set was rushed 150 miles from Manila and arrived with 15 minutes to spare.

A World Chess Championship and they haven't got a chess set!

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  offramp: After 1972 the whole world was chess-aware; yet we had to wait 6 years for the next WC match. Fortunately the two Ks gave us a great match (despite the slow start). Those of us who had caught chess fever in 1972 were very grateful to them.
Apr-09-08  Knight13: <offramp: "We were only testing the equipment." - Karpov.> Are you serious? Why would they test opening in a world champ game?
Feb-10-09  TheWizardfromHarlem: knight13--it wasnt literal of course..
Feb-21-09  WhiteRook48: looks only a bit more than a GM draw
May-21-10  sillybilly47: A quiet beginning to a great match.
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  GrahamClayton: The shortest first game of any World Championship match.
Nov-09-13  Caissanist: Well, not anymore.
Jun-22-16  RookFile: A mistake by Korchnoi. You play this one out to the last pawn. Karpov had fatigue problems in long matches. Right from the outset you need to keep making him work.
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