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10 reasons the '78 Karpov – Korchnoi chess match was weirdest ever

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Like Thrilla in Manila the championship made Baguio memorable to chess addicts

In this file photo from 1998, FIDE world chess champion Anatoly Karpov (L) of Russia plays an exhibition match with a local girl, Maricris Blanco (R) during a sentimental visit to this northern Philippines mountain resort. Karpov successfully defended his world chess crown there in 1978 in a marathon match against former compatriot Viktor Korchnoi. ANDY ZAPATA / AFP