Sunday, February 21, 2010

Florencio Campomanes on February 15, 1984 termination match

In this video interview, FIDE Honorary President Florencio Campomanes talks about his decisions on the controversial termination of 1984 Garry Kasparov-Anatoly Karpov FIDE World Chess Championship. Campomanes cited the health of both players particularly Karpov who was advised by his doctors not to continue playing as Karpov had already lost 23 pounds and was being hospitalized several times during the course of their match. As we know, the match was abandoned without a result.

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