CLOSING GAMBIT: 1978 KORCHNOI VERSUS KARPOV AND THE KREMLIN

What happened during that summer of 1978 is the most incredible sporting story that has never been told… until now. 

After Fischer beat Spassky in the 1972 World Chess Championship, the Soviets plotted to regain this coveted title by supporting Anatoly Karpov – a loyal member of the Communist Party. Fischer refused to defend his title and Karpov was crowned King, but his first title defence was against Viktor Korchnoi – a critic of the Soviet regime and high-profile defector since 1976.

As the rivals fight on the chess board, their teams are locked in a war of espionage, parapsychology, coded yoghurts, KGB agents, death threats, and a mystic sect wanted for murder.

DURATION

1 x 85-minutes (1 x 55-minute version also available)

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2018

PRODUCED BY

Screenbound Pictures

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

UK

Director

Alan Byron

Featuring

Anatoly Karpov, Boris Gelfand, Garry Kasparov, Magnus Carlsen, Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Veselin Topalov, Vishy Anand

Further Details

Please click here to access further details on this title.

Download

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information on CLOSING GAMBIT: 1978 KORCHNOI VERSUS KARPOV AND THE KREMLIN.

Send Message

Suggested Titles

Back to top