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1981 World Championship Match

1981 World Chess Championship
Anatoly Karpov (USSR) vs. Viktor Korchnoi (Switzerland)
Merano, Italy
October 1 - November 19, 1981

Conditions:  First to Win 6 Games



Italy, 1981 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Score
Karpov 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 6 (w/10 draws)
Korchnoi 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 (w/10 draws)
Result:  Anatoly Karpov retains the World Title.

See the Games of the Match!

  • Karpov's FIDE rating going in was 2700. Korchnoi's was 2695.