P268 CEEFAX 268 Fri 7 Feb 19:00/04  1/6  WORLD TITLE CHALLENGERS  Artur Yusupov of the Soviet Union has beaten Dutchman Jan Timman 6-3 for a place in the final of the competition to select a world title challenger. Leading 5-3 he needed only a draw in the ninth game but, playing white, Yusupov beat Timman in just over two hours play. Yusupov needed only 24 moves to break down Timman's Gruenfeld-Indian defence for his fourth win of the series. Yusupov now meets compatriot Andrei Sokolov for the right to meet the winner of the Kasparov-Karpov match.  More
P268 CEEFAX 268 Fri 7 Feb 19:00/04  2/6  WORLD TITLE CHALLENGERS  Andrei Sokolov, the 22-year-old Muscovite, won the world championship semi-final against Rafael Vaganian 6-2N Sokolov dominated the all-Soviet semi-final in Minsk, winning four games and drawing four. Sokolov, considered by many the player who may mature into a serious challenger to the duo dominating the world game, Kasparov and Karpov, will meet the winner of the Timman-Yusupov semi-final being played in Tilburg.  More
P268 CEEFAX 268 Fri 7 Feb 19:23/53  3/6  WOMEN'S WORLD CHALLENGE  Marta Litinskaya of the Soviet Union won her third game in a row to open up a two-point lead over her nearest opponent in Malmo, Sweden. In the third round, playing white, she beat compatriot Lidya Semenova when the latter overstepped the time limit. Veteran Litinskaya, 36, has won all her games despite not being thought a major factor before the event started. The 14-game tournament is to produce a challenger to defending world champion Maya Chiburdanidze of the USSRN  More
P268 CEEFAX 268 Fri 7 Feb 19:24/01  4/6  The World Championship  The International Chess Federation has agreed to put off until the stmmer the world title rematch between Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov. Holder Kasparov and former champion Karpov joined FIDE president Florencio Campomanes in a statement that the game would start between July 28 and August 4 at an unspecified venue. Kasparov took the title after two gruelling contests but Karpov used his right to request an immediate rematch. Kasparov, opposed to playing Karpov again so soon, publicly attacked the request and ignored several deadlines to state his acceptance.
P268 CEEFAX 268 Fri 7 Feb 19:24/58  5/6   White to mate in two moves 1   R B 8    K 7    K  6     P 5     P Q 4     3     2     1 For solution press reveal a b c d e f g h Qg4 - KxRe8-Qg8 Kf6-Rf8 Bg7-Qe6 Bf6-Qg8
P268 CEEFAX 268 Fri 7 Feb 19:25/25  6/6  FOR YOUR DIARY  Feb 7-9 Bedworth, Bedworth Civic Hall, Major u165, Minor u125, 5 junior Swiss events; Derek Evans, 47 Dalehouse Lane, Kenilworth, Tel: 0926 58500 Feb 9, Mar 2 London, City Chess quicc\ play, Highbury Fields School, Highbury Hill, London N5N Details (01)-446-6519N Feb 15, Mar 15 Chequers quick-play, Chequers, 18 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1N Details (01)-485-1696 Feb 28 Chequers All-Night at Chequers, 18 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1. Details (01)-48501696.  More