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1978 World Championship Match

1978 World Chess Championship
Anatoly Karpov (USSR) vs. Viktor Korchnoi (Stateless)
Baguio City, Phillipines
July 18 - October 18, 1978

Conditions:  First to win 6 Games.



The_Philipines,_1978 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Score__________
Karpov ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ 0 1 6 (w/21 draws)
Korchnoi ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 0 5 (w/21 draws)
Result:  Anatoly Karpov retains the World Title.

See the Games of the Match!

  • Karpov's FIDE Rating going in was 2725, Korchnoi's was 2665.

  • Match Breakdown
     #    White - Black      Locale       Date        ECO  Result
     1    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  07-18-1978  D58  ½-½ 
     2    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  07-20-1978  C82  ½-½ 
     3    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  07-22-1978  E42  ½-½ 
     4    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  07-25-1978  C82  ½-½ 
     5    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  07-27-1978  E42  ½-½ 
     6    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  07-29-1978  A29  ½-½ 
     7    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  08-01-1978  E47  ½-½ 
     8    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  08-03-1978  C80  1-0 
     9    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  08-05-1978  D37  ½-½ 
    10    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  08-08-1978  C80  ½-½ 
    11    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  08-10-1978  B20  1-0 
    12    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  08-15-1978  C81  ½-½ 
    13    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  08-17-1978  D53  0-1 
    14    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  08-19-1978  C82  1-0 
    15    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  08-22-1978  E05  ½-½ 
    16    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  08-24-1978  C08  ½-½ 
    17    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  08-26-1978  E47  0-1 
    18    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  09-02-1978  B08  ½-½ 
    19    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  09-07-1978  E06  ½-½ 
    20    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  09-09-1978  B15  ½-½ 
    21    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  09-12-1978  D37  1-0 
    22    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  09-14-1978  C08  ½-½ 
    23    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  09-16-1978  D37  ½-½ 
    24    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  09-19-1978  C83  ½-½ 
    25    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  09-23-1978  A22  ½-½ 
    26    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  09-26-1978  A21  ½-½ 
    27    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  09-28-1978  A29  0-1 
    28    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  09-30-1978  C82  0-1 
    29    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  10-07-1978  A19  1-0 
    30    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  10-10-1978  A34  ½-½ 
    31    Korchnoi - Karpov  Baguio City  10-12-1978  D36  1-0 
    32    Karpov - Korchnoi  Baguio City  10-17-1978  A43  1-0 
    


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