1988-90 Candidates Tournament
In addition to nine players from the Interzonals, the top four of the previous Candidates Tournament (Sokolov, Timman, Vaganian, and Yusupov) qualified directly for this tournament. The Canadian organizers of the preliminary matches (which were held in Saint John, New Brunswick) nominated one player, (Spraggett). Finally, Karpov, the challenger in the previous cycle, was seeded into the quarterfinals.
Saint John, Jan-Feb 1988
Antwerp, London, Quebec, and Seattle, Aug 1988 - Feb 1989
London, Oct 1989
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 1990
Karpov won, once again facing Kasparov for the fifth and final time in seven years.
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