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Ken Tomkins vs Anthony Miles
25th American Open (1989), Santa Monica, CA USA, rd 2, Nov-??
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  1-0


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May-23-08  Shams: Ken Tomkins won the brilliancy prize for this game, which I think took place at the North American Open. Shame, we appear to have lost him to poker.
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  whiteshark: You'll find this game with 'some amateurish annotations' here: Highly recommended!
Feb-12-14  john barleycorn: place must have been Los Angeles as the tournament was given as

<Software Toolworks American op (2), 1989>

however, <LIFE Master AJ> may provide insider knowledge.

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  perfidious: <john b> Believe those tournaments were actually held in Santa Monica.

Not much difference, but if someone eventually submits a correction, might as well provide the correct venue at least.

In the link provided by <whiteshark>, had to laugh at this generalisation:

< is quite possible to guess what opening Black is going to go for purely from non-chess reasons. For example, if your opponent is in his 30s and is a dashing lawyer with fire in his eyes or he is a financial wizard connected with a leading bank probably he will essay the Sicilian, and at the same time affix you with a withering stare as if to say "alright, it's you or me". On the other hand, if the guy sitting opposite you is in his 40s or 50s and is a college professor or a medical doctor, more often than not he will opt for solidity with the Caro-Kann and play 1...c6....>

When I played the Caro-Kann, I was ready for a fight, same as anything else.

Feb-13-14  MarkFinan: Perf.. Someone told me a while back that blacks best piece is his lsb, and that's why as white you play the Bd3 move in the CK. To exchange the lsb's off as soon as you can. Any thoughts on that, would you agree?? I just hate having to castle queenside in a CK and would rather have my lsb on the board when I do, that's all. 😃
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