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Karpov Asks Timeout for Breathing Problem

September 03, 1986|Associated Press

LENINGRAD, U.S.S.R. — Anatoly Karpov, who is trailing Gary Kasparov by one point in the World Chess Championship, today asked for a timeout. A match official said Karpov cited respiratory problems.

The two Soviet grandmasters played 12 games in London and had been scheduled to begin the second half of the tournament in Leningrad today. The game will be played Friday.

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