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Alexander Yevgenyevich Baburin vs Anthony Miles
4NCL (2000), Birmingham ENG, rd 2, Sep-24
Formation: Hippopotamus (A00)  ·  0-1
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Jul-07-06  mack: An absolute classic by Miles.
Jul-07-06
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  keypusher: Wow, ...Rxh3 is a beauty!
Jul-07-06  harcee sarmiento: indeed.
May-29-08  Xeroxx: the power of the hippo
Apr-16-09
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Apprently this was one of Miles' last games before his untimely death, and posthumously won him the "Game of the Season" award.
May-05-09
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  FSR: Since when is this a game from the Aleksandrov-Oral match, as the chessgames caption indicates?? Last I heard, Miles and Baburin were considered different players from Aleksandrov and Oral.
Nov-24-11  SoundWave: <FSR:> In 'Secrets of Positional Chess' published by Gambit this game is listed as having been playing during the British League 4NCL.
Dec-19-15
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  plang: 3..g6 was a move that originated with Kengis and that was played by Miles on several occasions. 7..d6 was a new move; 7..0-0 had been played in Astrom-Sandler Erevan Olympiad 1996 (not included in this database). Baburin's 10 h3 has not been repeated; 10 Be3 has been played and 10 h4 has been suggested as an alternative. Both players thought that 14 Bf1 would have been an improvement over Baburin's 14 Bc2?!. 20 Nxb6?! was, at best, extremely risky. 25 exd?..Rxd3 26 Qxd3..Bf5 would have cost White material but after 25 cxd Black had a very favorable Benoni formation. 27 Bc2 allowed the pretty rook sacrifice 27..Rxh3 but the alternative 27 f3..Bd4+ 28 Kh1..Qh4 would also have been very strong for Black.

<Jonathan Sarfati: Apprently this was one of Miles' last games before his untimely death,>

Actually, no - this game was played in September 2000 14 months before his death

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