SOVIET UNION: Checkmate in Baguio City

Karpov wins despite Korchnoi's complaints

Chess, for the Soviet Union, is not just a game; it is a psychological weapon in Communism's cultural struggle with the West. Thus when World Champion Anatoli Karpov, 27, squared off against flamboyant Russian Defector Victor Korchnoi, 47, for the title and $550,000 in prizes at the remote Philippine resort of Baguio City three months ago, the Soviet chess establishment took no unnecessary risks. To give advice, they provided Karpov with a cadre of talented seconds. To ensure his privacy, they dispatched a crew of grim-faced security men,...

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