Major Tournaments and Matches

The Karpov Era

Karpov gains the right to meet Fischer by defeating Kortchnoi in the Candidates final. In 1975, Karpov gains the world championship when Fischer cannot agree to terms with FIDE for the 1975 match. Karpov proves to be an active world champion, playing in and winning many tournaments. He holds on to his title twice more by again defeating Kortchnoi in 1978 and again in 1981.