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Kings of the Castle

on BBC Two England

'This will be real eyeball battle,' says exiled Russian Grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi, of the first world title chess match since the confrontation between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky made the headlines in Iceland in 1972. This time the stakes are even higher and the battleground has shifted to the Philippines. More than £300,000 is at stake-pride too, as World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov (USSR) defends his title against the avenging crusader Korchnoi, who uses chess as a political and psychological weapon, not only against Karpov, but against all that he despises about the Soviet Union.
Author and journalist Paul Jennings talks to the leading players in this unfolding drama and narrates the story of the two 'Ks'.
(A new series, World Chess Champion ship Report: Monday, BBC2, 7.5 pm)


Viktor Korchnoi
Bobby Fischer
Boris Spassky
Anatoly Karpov
Paul Jennings
Robert Toner

BBC Two England

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