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Anthony Miles vs Nigel Short
London P&D (1980), London ENG, rd 1, Apr-??
Queen's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation (E12)  ·  1/2-1/2
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May-22-05  WMD: The 1980 Phillips & Drew supertournament was a nightmare for the young Short: +0 -9 =4. It's amazing he couldn't put Miles away in this first round game. There are too many winning lines to count!

Mar-03-08
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  FSR: An utterly brilliant swindle by Miles. Note that this disaster (for Short) occurred in Round 1 and can't have put him in a great frame of mind. The 14-year-old Short, 10 years younger than Miles, already had a 2-1 score against Miles before this game. From the tournament book, regarding Short: "This was the player who gave the selectors the greatest difficulty. Would he be crushed by the relentless pressure of the great strength of his opponents?" Yep, pretty much. He finished last with 2 points, less than half what the next-to-last-place finisher scored.

Miles, on the other hand, must have been greatly heartened by this game. He proceeded to score 8.5/13, tying for first with Andersson and Korchnoi.

Mar-03-08
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  FSR: Sorry, one of those Miles games I referred to above was against RICHARD Miles; Tony Miles and Short were 1-1 before this game.
Apr-02-10
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  GrahamClayton: 61...ef5 allows White to draw with perpetual check, eg 62.♕f5+ ♔h6 63.♕f4+. The threat of 62.♕g8# forces Black to return a piece.
Aug-14-11  ToTheDeath: Fantastic save! RIP Tony
Mar-25-13  dumbgai: Come on, Short. Play 49...Qxb6!
Mar-25-13  mcgee: 'I've swindled him once before. Maybe I'll do it again!' (Miles, BBC Master Game final v Short 1980-1. He didn't.)
Jan-24-17  Albion 1959: What a sickener for Short ! This must have knocked his confidence and in the first round, since his subsequent results bore testimony. However to his credit he proved that he was made of harder metal and showed his real character by eventually getting the better of Miles and went onto to defeat Karpov and got a shot at the title against Kasparov !
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