|Nov-08-03|| ||Bad Star: Miles actually spent some time polishing the e2-square with his finger (until Christiansen's face had assumed a suitable shade of red) before making the move 6.xe4. The game was of course agreed drawn in advance. |
|Nov-08-03|| ||Eggman: 6.Qe2 wins, e.g. 6...Qe7 7.Nd5 Qd7 8.d3, as Anand found out the following year: A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 |
|Dec-12-05|| ||AlexanderMorphy: What's with the pre-arranged draws??? Can they do that?|
|Dec-12-05|| ||azaris: This was during the Cold War. You know how the dirty Westerners always colluded to prevent those poor Soviet communists from winning.|
|Jan-05-07|| ||RookFile: Pretty clever too, in a tournament in San Francisco.|
|Nov-04-07|| ||whiteshark: Yes, a draw as result has been agreed before. Miles and Christiansen were playing together in the Porz team in German 1st league.
Therefore Miles couldn't play the winning move <6.Qe2> after Christiansen blundered with <5...Bf5??>. Instead the game continued this way and was published in the next Informator.|
Anand, of course didn't know about this background but trusted the Informator game blindly.
|Jan-09-08|| ||TigerG: What's wrong with miles? He could have won with 6. Qe2. Did he not see that or what.|
|Jan-24-08|| ||parmetd: first of all the anand game was played in 1986 a year before this not a year after, and second this game was not agreed draw, larryc messed up and miles messed up back.|
|Jun-15-08|| ||Manic: <parmetd> That sounds a pretty ignorant comment, considering that nobody else supports that argument looking over kibitzes on both anand's and this games page.|
|Jun-08-09|| ||sheaf: <parmetd> zapata-anand was played 1988...larryc messed up is obviously true, but to claim that miles missed Qe2 is like claiming lightening struck me twice...and I am still alive..;-)...This game was actually a pre-arranged draw.|
Qe7 doesn't defend the piece because of the obvious Nd5, well its not obvious to u I am sure..
|Jul-17-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 6 Qe2 wins from zapata-anand|
|Jun-01-10|| ||parmetd: how exactly is the comment the ignorant? It is the truth whether you like the truth or not.|
|Jul-07-10|| ||MaczynskiPratten: <parmetd>: if you claim it is the truth, you need to provide some evidence to counter all the material pointing the other way. Several records seem to show that Zapata-Anand was 1988, none 1986 as you state.|