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Anthony Miles vs Sergey Arkhipov
"Miles Smiles" (game of the day Apr-18-2007)
Munster (1993)
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  1-0
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Sep-24-02
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  Honza Cervenka: 34.Rxe5 is really lovely move!
Sep-24-02
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  Sneaky: Yes! When I first saw it I thought it was a typo.
Nov-20-06  ToTheDeath: Great game. Miles at his best.
Apr-18-07  johnnyfroaction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_...(album)
great album.
Apr-18-07  rbelous: 54...Nxh2 55. Rg6+! and 56. Rxg2 or 56. e8Q+
Apr-18-07  think: Wow. 34. ... Qxe5? 35. Bd4 and black is finished
Apr-18-07  think: How about 54. ... Nxh2 55. e8=Q g1=Q 56. Qe7+ Kh8 57. Ra8+
Apr-18-07  beginner64: I thought 40..Bc4 was weak.

I would prefer 40..Nc4.
If 41.Rxh6, then 41..Na3+, 42..Nc4 and attacking pawn at e5, with a passed pawn on a4.

Apr-18-07  e4Newman: our local club hosts the provincial open championship every so many years. they recently dedicated it to Tony Miles after one of the organizers had a fortunate encounter with him.

http://members.shaw.ca/chessforall/

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Apr-18-07
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  outplayer: Miles is Miles. The promoted queen in the end would be miles away for defending his king.
Apr-18-07  JohnBoy: I like 54...Kf7 55.Rf6+!
Apr-18-07  Karpyan: 34. Rxe5!! great vision.
Apr-18-07  Fourpointo: Someone tell me what's wrong with 54...Kf7.
Apr-18-07  suenteus po 147: <Fourpointo: Someone tell me what's wrong with 54...Kf7.> 54...Kf7 is met by 55.Rf6+! If Black takes the rook, Miles queens first and wins. If Black takes the e-pawn then Miles wins the knight and is two whole pieces up in a won endgame.
Apr-18-07  Karpyan: 55. Re6 or Rf6+ would win.
Apr-18-07
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  chrisowen: No, that's it. The gauge of 20 Nd5/ 6 Bg5 here and white won out.
Apr-18-07  Kleve: Yeah... Not chess related, but Miles Smiles is probably my favorite jazz album.
Apr-18-07  Kleve: Took me a while to understand 34. Rx35. I'm still a chess dullard... Thanks to Think for the explanation!

OK.

Apr-18-07
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  kevin86: MILES SMILES is an album by jazz great,Miles Davis.

This game is of very high quality. The pawn race is or great interest. It looks like black would win-but he will fall under the spell of: 54...♔f7 55 ♖g6 and black will lose his far-advanced pawn or allow white's to queen with check.

Apr-18-07
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  fm avari viraf: It's a very interesting game. Indeed, full of high tactics till the very end by Miles. The end game is all lost for Sergey 54...Nxh2 55.e8=Q g1=Q 56.Qe7+ Kh8 57.Ra8+ Qg8 58.Qf6+ Kh7 59.Ra7+ & mates next move.
Apr-18-07  siu02jm: < suenteus po 147: <Fourpointo: Someone tell me what's wrong with 54...Kf7.> 54...Kf7 is met by 55.Rf6+! If Black takes the rook, Miles queens first and wins. If Black takes the e-pawn then Miles wins the knight and is two whole pieces up in a won endgame.>

i will prefer 55. Re6! its a long way up the 7th rank you know.

Apr-18-07  independentthinker: why is the 35th move so good? because it is a tactic that can win the queen if black takes the pawn? surely there is more to it than that?
Apr-18-07  Albums Dummyflap: Actually I found the opening play most interesting. I posted a thorough analysis on a CC site, but it is long and likely not wholly correct so I will post the essentials.

8...a4 looks suspect as the pawn is not so easily supported; yet it is still quite playable. I especially like 11.Qb2 over the Fritz move Qxe4 as Qxe gives Black excellent drawing chances.

And analysis indicates that 12...d6 appears to be stronger than 12...O-O although I do not understand why. Could somebody explain? But white's center already looks much better, and already I cannot find a definite drawing resource for Black.

I would say as of 17. Nf1 white is definitely winning, but Black's mistakes are not so obvious. Any ideas?

Apr-19-07
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  kevin86: I have a better response for 54{...Nxf2 55 Rg6+!! Kxg6 56 e8=Q+ and 57 Qe3 stopping the pawn and ending a queen for a knight advantage.
Mar-24-14
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  GrahamClayton: It is interesting to note that Black is never able to build up any serious pressure against the White c4-pawn, which is a standard plan in similar positions, due to the early advance of the a-pawn.
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