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WC-Korchnoi-Karpov:rivals to the death
Compiled by kevin86
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Here are the highlights of the two WC matches betweeb these two-a patriot vs a defector.

m1g5-the joke marathon
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 124 moves, 1/2-1/2

m1g8-Karpov draws first blood
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 28 moves, 1-0

m1g11-Korchnoi wins one-after champ loses exchange
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

m1g13-Korchnoi loses after blunder BECAUSE of B O O C
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

m1g14-Black is the exchange up-but is eaten up by pawns
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

m1g17-Karpov takes substantial lead with quirky endgame mate
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

m1g21-Korchnoi shows life-cuts champ's lead to 4-2
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

m1g27-Karpov takes crushing 5-2 lead
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 0-1

m1g28-Korchnoi wins with powerful passed pawns
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 61 moves, 0-1

m1g29-Korchnoi wins ending-closes defecit to one game
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 79 moves, 1-0

m1g31-The match is now tied! next winner will be champ!!
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

m1g32-the finale! Karpov keeps title.
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

m2g1-the rout begins,Korchnoi is NO match
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 43 moves, 0-1

m2g2-passed pawn leads to champ's 2-0 lead
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 1-0

m2g4-Karpov is halfway home-in FOUR games
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

m2g6-Karpov's goof leads to first win for Korchnoi
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

m2g9-Karpov wins-not by fork,but by pin
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

m2g13-Korchnoi wins with a pair of forks
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

m2g14-Karpov cops Korchnoi's horse:Horse thief!!
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 46 moves, 1-0

m2g18-Karpov competes his final successful title defense
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

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