Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Yasser Seirawan vs Ediwan Ermansyah Miolo
First Lady Cup 2nd (1983), Indonesia, rd 9, Nov-24
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Orthodox Defense (D37)  ·  1-0


explore this opening
find similar games 1,195 more games of Seirawan
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-01-05  WorldChampeen: Move 42. White to move; whew, but this game goes to move 81; I believe one short of mate...Miolo practically made Seirawan play the whole thing out and Black did have hope until late in the game.
Jun-01-05  weirdoid: With all respect to Miolo (who must have been a more than decent player - a rating of 2405 meant something then before all the rating hyperinflation) I think he should have resigned around move 60 out of respect toward his opponent (back then, Seirawan's 2605 should have been enough to enter the "Super-GM" rank). I know that I could get some brickbats for saying this - but how many super-GMs, or even 2000 players, don't know how to win that sort of position? I admire Miolo's tenacity, but here IMVHO he went overboard.
Jun-01-05  WorldChampeen: Move 51. ...d4 or ...c5; Miolo should think about putting his duo of pawns on the march, 51. ...Kh5 is very timid.

As is the case so often, the most advanced pawn is traded off for another pawn.

The pressure may have gotten to him. This game in Indonesia, who knows what they were thinking.

It's sure funny to see a higher caliber game like this go down to the ol' basic Rook Checkmate. One usually wouldn't see this unless a.) they are friends! b.) they are foes! to an extent of being more than the norm.

Dec-02-06  amtr: 1f Kh3 Rh7# if Kh1 Kf2 Kh2 Rh7#
Jan-03-09  WhiteRook48: why did a 2405 continue when he was clearly lost?
Jan-10-09  WhiteRook48: or does he want to play out the KR vs K ending when his opponent knows the checkmate for sure?
Feb-06-09  chessamateur: The only explanation that makes sense is if in this situation Seirawan was dead low on time with no increments.
Feb-06-09  AnalyzeThis: I'm sure you're right. But Seirawan was also one of the best blitz players around, so black really had no chance here.
Feb-06-09  Everett: I really do enjoy Seirawan's chess, and his personality, but I have never heard him be exceptional at blitz compared to a typical GM.
Feb-06-09  mrbasso: <weirdoid: With all respect to Miolo (who must have been a more than decent player - a rating of 2405 meant something then before all the rating hyperinflation.>

No way.
A 2400 player today plays on average much stronger than Miolo did back then.

Mar-23-09  WhiteRook48: <amtr> that is obvious to everyone
Premium Chessgames Member
  bumpmobile: <WhiteRook48: <amtr> that is obvious to everyone> I will be using this game and that continuation to teach a group of novice players how to win a simple rook endgame (something they all need to know). I find amtr's post far more valuable to this site than yours.
Mar-20-17  Winston Smith: Resigning is for quitters.
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: So is rehab.
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <bump> if you seriously need a game to show them, you're not a very good teacher.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
KR vs. K
from ABC Games for Lessons by ABCChess
Rook ending
from Endings by mahout
why does Miolo think Seirawan doesn't know the KR vs K mate?
from Endgame by WhiteRook48
tempo at moves 73, 77
from elementary rook mates - tempo and triangle by magilla
Round 9 (November 24)
from Indonesia 1983 by Chessdreamer

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC