Checkmate In Baguio City Karpov wins despite Korchnoi's complaints

October 1978
The article offers information on the chess match between Soviet Union's World Champion Anatoli Karpov and Russian defector Victor Korchnoi in Baguio City, Philippines. It mentions that in the end, Karpov and company reaped a narrow six-to-five victory in accord to International Chess Federation rules. It reveals the accusations of Korchnoi against the assistants of Karpov for allegedly sending Karpov coded instructions inside the snacks during games. It states that the Soviet Union treated chess as a psychological weapon in its cultural struggle with the West.


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