|Jun-11-18|| ||offramp: The pun "Bird and Miles" is a reference to Charles Parker and Miles Davis, two musicians that most people have heard <of>, but not actually <heard>.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||Phony Benoni: Jazzing it up a bit.
If 30.Kxg3 Rxh4 destroys White's position, since 31.Kxh4 Qxf4+ 32.Kh3 Rh8+ and mate follows.
|Jun-11-18|| ||UnknownPlayer: That's quite satisfying. I'd have waited for the sac as white, though.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||saturn2: If 29 Be3 instead white can play on but black black will create pressure on the pawn h4.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||profK: There is an old saying..."knights do better on crowded boards!" Maybe this adds to the proposition !!|
|Jun-11-18|| ||Korora: <offramp> I've heard their music; they were both virtuosi.|
And what a ♖ sac Miles had planned!
|Jun-11-18|| ||JimmyRockHound: Bird and Miles are two of my favourites.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||TheTamale: Thanks, <Phony Benoni>. I never would've seen the follow-up... rook sacs are too rich for my blood.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||Ironmanth: Can't claim I understood White's strategy in this game. Brutal finish my GM Miles. Sure miss Tony's creativity.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||lzromeu: nice sac
30. Kxg3 Rxh4 31. Kxh4 Qxf4+ 32. Kh3 Rh8+ 33. Kg2 Rh2+ 34. Kg1 Qg3+ 35. Kf1 Rh1#
|Jun-11-18|| ||Badadamtude: I thought the pun was a reference to the opening and Tony Miles.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||Check It Out: <Badadamtude: I thought the pun was a reference to the opening and Tony Miles.>|
It is. But it is also a reference to the famous musicians, thus satisfying a pun requirement.
|Jun-11-18|| ||morfishine: Its a very real pity about Charlie Parker. So many great talents swallowed up by drugs, alcohol or other bodily abuses|
|Jun-11-18|| ||zanzibar: The biggest killer of musicians has to be the road though.|
|Jun-13-18|| ||Check It Out: <z> the road is definitely tough: general weariness, alcohol, drugs, loud noises, and hot sex take their toll. However, I'd say low pay is the biggest musician killer.|
|Jun-25-18|| ||weisyschwarz: Lullaby in Birdland!|