From Baguio to Merano: the World Championship Matches of 1978 and 1981

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Author: Karpov, Anatoly Evenievich (1951- ) and Viktor Davydovich Baturinsky

Year: 1986

Publisher: Pergamon Press

Place: New York


vi+109 pages with index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 5 7/8") bound in original publisher's light green with black lettering to spine and black pictorial and white lettering on cover. Translated from the Russian and edited by K P Neat. First published in Russian in 1981. Pergamon Chess Series. First American edition.

Much has already been written about the acrimonious "battle of Baugio City", 1978, when World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov was challenged for his title by Soviet defector Viktor Korchnoi and incidents involving yogurt pots, parapsychologists and convicted terrorists hit the press headlines. Here, for the first time in the West, the events are related from the Soviet point of view, by Karpov himself, who also reveals much of interest regarding his methods of preparation. The two players clashed again three years later, in Merano, and this second match together with events leading up to it, are described by the head of the Soviet delegation at both matches, Viktor Baturinsky.


Near fine issued without dust jacket.