1983 Candidates Matches

CYCLE 12: 8-Man Knockout

Six qualifiers from three Interzonal tournaments, plus two seeds play knockout matches, with the winner playing a World Championship match against Karpov in 1984.

(Black background indicates black in the first game)

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Kasparov   򚸜1浇11  6
Belyavsky  򚤱0浇00  3
    
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Korchnoi   111浇01  6
Portisch   000浇10  3
    
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Smyslov    浇1浇浇0 浇 浇  7
Huebner    浇0浇浇1 浇 浇  7
    
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Ribli      浇浇110浇1  6
Torre      浇浇001浇0  4
    
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Kasparov  0浇浇11򚸝  7
Korchnoi  1浇浇00򚤰  4
    
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Smyslov   10浇11浇浇  6
Ribli     01浇00浇浇  4
    
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Kasparov  浇11浇浇1浇1  8
Smyslov   浇00浇浇0浇0  4
    


THE PLAYERS

# Player Country Status
1 Gari Kasparov USSR Qualified from Interzonal
2 Vassily Smyslov USSR Qualified from Interzonal
3 Zoltan Ribli Hungary Qualified from Interzonal
4 Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi Switzerland Seeded, lost previous championship match
5 Robert Huebner West Germany Seeded; Lost previous Candidates Final
6 Eugenio Torre Phillipines Qualified from Interzonal
7 Alexander Belyavsky USSR Qualified from Interzonal
8 Lajos Portisch USSR Qualified from Interzonal


THE QUARTERFINALS (Best of 10)

Moscow, ? '83 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Kasparov 1 0 1 1 1 6
Belyavsky 0 1 0 0 0 3

Bad Kissingen, ? '83 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Korchnoi 1 1 1 0 1 6
Portisch 0 0 0 1 0 3

Velden, Mar-Apr '83 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Smyslov 1 0 7
Huebner 0 1 7
When the match was tied at 5-5, two 2-game matches were played. When neither of these produced a winner, the match was decided by the spin of a roulette wheel at the onsite casino.

Alicante, ? '83 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ribli 1 1 0 1 6
Torre 0 0 1 0 4


THE SEMI-FINALS (Best of 12)

London, Nov-Dec '83 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Kasparov 0 1 1 1 1 7
Korchnoi 1 0 0 0 0 4
This match was originally forfeited to Korchnoi when the Soviets walked out. When the dispute was resolved, Kasparov returned and won the match.

London, Nov-Dec '83 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Smyslov 1 0 1 1 6
Ribli 0 1 0 0 4
This match was originally forfeited to Ribli when the Soviets walked out. When the dispute was resolved, Smyslov returned and won the match.


THE FINALS (Best of 16)

Vilnius, Mar-Apr '84 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Kasparov 1 1 1 1 8
Smyslov 0 0 0 0 4


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