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Anthony Miles vs Garry Kasparov
Match (1986), Basel SUI, rd 2, May-??
Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11)  ·  0-1


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Apr-19-04  Bobsterman3000: Another great queen sacrifice...
Apr-20-04  shr0pshire: Ah, on 33 it would have been best for Miles to go for a draw. I think white has a worse bishop here, and white's king is prime for attack. Also, I think black's pawn structure is stronger at this point as well.

Although Miles sticks it out to his unsounds bishop sacrifice on move 51. I think that is what necessarily loses the game for him.

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  Eggman: "I thought I was playing a World Champion, not some monster with 28,000 eyes who sees EVERYTHING." - Anthony Miles
Mar-23-05  Whitehat1963: A desperate and exciting battle!
Apr-10-05  DrDave: Any advance on 28000? Miles' legendary wit never descended into hyperbole; I think the most eyes he credited Gazza with is 22.
Apr-10-05  THE pawn: No, Garry really has 28,000 eyes! They're just invisible!
Jun-22-13  csmath: This is a Russian System Grunfeld (D97), not a Slav Defence.

By the way, in this match Kasparov killed Miles like a chicken 5.5-0.5 and this game is an example how. Crazy Miles got a fairly good opening advantage but then got outplayed in tactics. When dead draw arrived Miles could not bear himself to take it and started messing up until he got himself into hopeless position.

One more argument for Kasparov on his overall strength - even when he was outplayed in the opening (rarely) he managed to conduct ideal defence and extrecate himself from misery.

The greatest chess player of all time, in my view.

Jun-22-13  cunctatorg: Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest player of all time, however he was lucky to confront Anatoly Karpov and strong enough to resist the enormous pressure ... and he was a pupil of Mikhail Botvinnik...

Bobby Fischer had neither Botvinnik nor an adversary like Karpov or Capablanca ... and Alekhine had neither Botvinnik nor another Alekhine from the past...

Anyways Garry Kasparov's accomplishments are in the limit of reality...

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  offramp: The games from this match are GK at his best; like Alekhine he had to be beaten 3 times in every game. Miles could not do that.
Jul-25-15  Ke2: Against Garry Kasparov, Miles had little success, not winning a game against him, and losing a 1986 match in Basel by the score of 5. Following this encounter, Miles described Kasparov as a "monster with a thousand eyes who sees all" (some sources alternatively quote Miles as having the opinion that Kasparov had 22 or 27 eyes). (Tony Miles wiki page)
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  Plaskett: At the Short Vs Kasparov match of 1993, Miles told me that in situations from this match with Kasparov when he (Miles) had half an hour and Kasparov only five minutes, "He was just seeing more than I was."
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