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Anthony Miles vs Vladimir Kramnik
London (England) (1995) (rapid), rd 1
Queen Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack (D00)  ·  1-0


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Feb-21-04  Hinchliffe: Nice one Tony Miles. May you rest in peace.
Nov-26-04  cade: A brilliant game from Miles. I love positional sacrifices.
Nov-26-04  Minor Piece Activity: I like Miles' hilarious way of avoiding double pawns. The maneuvers between 24 and 28 are nice.
Apr-16-05  WorldChampeen: Another game leaving Miles indelible mark of creativity and originality.
Apr-16-05  Poisonpawns: Miles vs Kramnik, 1989
chk this one out also,it is an awsome game
Apr-14-06  gunnar373: What a game by Miles, shame he died just at 46. Rest in peace.
Mar-23-07  Monoceros: 45. Nxc6 is surely an odd way to carry out a minority attack.
Feb-01-09  WhiteRook48: 2. Bg5, maybe White doesn't like old openings
Feb-05-09  WhiteRook48: where did Kramnik make his mistake?
Feb-06-09  WhiteRook48: nice trick
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  whiteshark: "One of his most memorable latter day triumphs was at the Intel World Grand Prix, London 1995, playing against a young Vladimir Kramnik.

The younger Kramnik was not yet World Champion, but still a world’s top-ten player and the clear favourite to win. True to form, in the first game, Miles chose a less than orthodox opening, the pseudo-Trompowsky <1.d4 d5 2.Bg5>, but turned in a fine performance, making a positional knight sacrifice and later a queen sacrifice which forced Kramnik’s resignation.

However, Kramnik levelled in the second game Kramnik vs Miles, 1995, resulting in a blitz play-off in which Miles needed to hold the draw as Black to go through to the next round, but in which he had only four minutes on the clock to Kramnik’s five.

Miles made 25 moves alone in the first minute and in the time-scramble held on for the draw to go through, upon which he stood up and punched the air in delight like a football player to the cheers of an ecstatic audience." Kramnik vs Miles, 1995


Jan-20-12  AlphaMale: Yes, I saw this live. Spoke briefly to Tony just after the game.
Aug-13-12  Tired Tim: Nice game ... reminiscent of his 1973 game against Bisguier where he lets a piece go for pawns and a wrecked black position
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  Richard Taylor: Great game by Tony Miles. Interesting play from a relatively rare opening. Good sac on c6. Kramnik couldn't sac on e3 as White can dodge out the way I think.

Good finish.

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