They Couldn't Zap The Viktor Korchnoi came out of his match with Spassky smiling and ready for world champion Karpov, but in Belgrade he was grimly convinced that the Soviet KGB was bombarding him with rays

McManus, Doyle
January 1978
Sports Illustrated;1/30/1978, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p48
The article highlights the final Candidates match in Belgrade between chess players Boris Spassky and Viktor Korchnoi. In this competition, which consisted of 20 games, Korchnoi prevailed and goes on to face Russian world champion Anatoly Karpov in summer of 1979. The author finds the match disappointing, citing that Spassky was not prepared for the event and turned to psychological warfare after several early defeats.


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