The semifinal match of the challengers for the World Chess Championship Boris Spassky and Anatyoly Karpov is under way in Leningrad.
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Background: The semifinal match of the challengers for the World Chess Championship Boris Spassky and Anatyoly Karpov is under way in Leningrad. The second quarterfinal match between Tigran Petrosyan and Victory Korchnoi is held in Odessa.
Soviet Grandmaster managed to win the quarterfinals, and now they themselves have to decide who will play against the world champion.
The Soviet ex-champion of the world Boris Spassky has won the sympathy of chess fans for his quick and enterprising games.
The young Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov is very popular now. Sports reviewers called him the last year's best chess player.
Both Grandmaster are in excellent shape.
The first game Karpov played White. Now the score is I:O in favour of Boris Spassky.
Anatoly Karpov will start the third game of the match.