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|Mar-01-12|| ||wordfunph: "His snoring was so deafeaning, that I couldn't shut my eyes, so I got dressed and went to the bar."|
- GM Stuart Conquest (remembers how once he shared a cabin with GM Tony Miles on a boat from England to the Continent)
|Apr-23-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday tony...R.I.P.|
|Jan-25-13|| ||Cemoblanca: What a sacrifice "Great Tony"! :( RIP!|
|Apr-23-13|| ||Abdel Irada: After reading Nigel Short's "obituary" for Miles, I find myself pleased not to have any connection whatever to "internal English chess politics." I think it may be even nastier than our own.|
|Apr-23-13|| ||ketchuplover: Keep resting peacefully Mr.Miles|
|Apr-23-13|| ||The Last Straw: RIP Mr. Miles.|
|Apr-23-13|| ||thegoodanarchist: A tragic death for one so young. He left chess and this world too soon. I for one was deeply saddened when I learned of his passing in 2001, having been a fan of his games.|
|Apr-23-13|| ||Benzol: Here's a tournament victory some of you may not have seen before
Netway Masters (1992)|
|Oct-04-13|| ||PhilFeeley: Milov,Vadim 2570
Miles,Anthony J 2600
Strange opening and even stranger ending. It seems to me that white should have won, but ended up in perpetual (I think). What went wrong?
1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 e5 3.dxe5 Nxe5 4.f4 Nc6 5.Bc4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qh4+ 7.g3 Qe7 8.Qe2
Bxd2+ 9.Nxd2 d6 10.0-0-0 Nf6 11.Ngf3 0-0 12.h3 d5 13.exd5 Qxe2 14.Bxe2 Nxd5 15.Nc4 Nb6 16.g4 Nxc4 17.Bxc4 Be6 18.Bb5 Rfd8 19.Bxc6 bxc6 20.Nd4 Bd5 21.Rhe1 Re8 22.b3 Kf8 23.Kb2 Rad8 24.Kc3 g6 25.a4 h6 26.f5 g5 27.Rxe8+ Rxe8 28.Rd3 Re1 29.Kb4 h5 30.gxh5 Kg7 31.Kc5 Be4 32.Rc3 Kh6 33.Nxc6 Bxf5 34.Nxa7 Be4 35.Nb5 f5 36.Nxc7 Kxh5 37.Ne6 f4 38.Nd4 Rf1 39.b4 f3 40.Re3 f2 41.Re2 Ba8 42.Nf5 Kg6 43.Nd6 Rd1 44.Rxf2 Rd5+ 45.Kb6 Rxd6+ 46.Ka7 Be4 47.b5 Rd7+ 48.Kb6 ½-½
|Oct-09-13|| ||hellopolgar: Way to go, Short!
|Oct-09-13|| ||offramp: Short was criticized for that review but I think it is fair enough. It is the truth.|
|Oct-09-13|| ||Bob Loblaw: What Short is short of is civility and taste. A great chess player dies. After passing mention of his talents, and knowing that rebuttal isn't afforded the dead, Short crows about avenging a putative wrong by sleeping with the deceased's girl friend with not a passing thought of how such a callous and insensitive remark may wound survivors and those connected to the incident. With Short it's always all about him it seems. Nigel Short may be a strong grandmaster but behaviour like this clearly proves as a man he is a patzer.|
|Oct-10-13|| ||dx9293: <With Short it's always all about him it seems.>|
I have to agree with <Bob Loblaw> here. Short just couldn't help himself and had to gloat about his "revenge." That is in unbelievably bad taste. I know what I would have done if I were one of Miles' friends/family upon seeing that...
|Oct-10-13|| ||offramp: It is Short's idiom.|
|Oct-10-13|| ||pawn to QB4: Whenever I've heard him he seems sound enough, apart from this. There was bad blood between them and he wrote something stupid. Many of us have done something like this and can thank God we're not famous. Wish I could find a quote I once read to the effect that lots of draft articles have something as daft as this in it, but normally the sub editor does his job and puts a line through it. I suppose the sub ed knew nothing about chess and didn't take much of a look at the article since it was written by an expert in the subject!|
I recall an advert for a German beer in the UK. Slogan was "one, and you'll feel great. Two, and you'll feel like invading Poland!" An advertising man commented that when you're thinking about campaign slogans, someone always comes up with a line like this. They have a smile, then scrub it in a hurry. This time, as with Short's article, the remark somehow evaded common sense and got into print.
|Oct-10-13|| ||keypusher: <pawn to QB4> <I recall an advert for a German beer in the UK. Slogan was "one, and you'll feel great. Two, and you'll feel like invading Poland!">|
Oh, that's hilarious. Dreadful and wrong, never should have seen the light of day, etc. But still hilarious.
|Oct-10-13|| ||RedShield: Who was the offending American 'reporter' that Miles punched to the ground, as mentioned in the obituary by Short? Not Sam Sloan, I hope.|
|Oct-10-13|| ||offramp: Sam was probably fighting someone else at the time.|
|Oct-11-13|| ||Benzol: His opinion of the 9th World Champion can be seen here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...|
There is the old saying "Man who go too quickly may step in bear trap".
|Oct-11-13|| ||offramp: It is very true that one only has one chance to make a first impression.|
|Oct-11-13|| ||Benzol: I understand he made some comments about a French team too but I've never seen those. Can't say that my first impression of him was very impressive.|
Short vs P Morten, 2005
|Oct-11-13|| ||RedShield: Do we have details - I'll pass on the photos - of Miles's streaking in China?|
|Oct-11-13|| ||perfidious: <Paul>: Things went rather differently in my case, as a friend and I met Nigel at the New York leg of the Grand Prix in June 1994.|
Don't recall particulars of the conversation, but Nigel had his young son with him and we adults had a pleasant chat.
That was a high-powered lot that day-Korchnoi was floating about, along with semi-finalists Kasparov, Nikolic, Kramnik and Ivanchuk. There were other strong GMs there as well (and more to come when I drove to Philadelphia next day for the end phase of the World Open).
|Oct-31-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "I thought I would be playing the world champion, not a monster with a thousand eyes who sees everything." >
-Tony Miles [on Kasparov]
|Dec-01-13|| ||Karpova: <Why, at the 1985 Interzonal in Tunisia, recognizing a poor chess players down on his luck he offered to give me almost £600. ‘For what?’ you sceptics are asking. For nothing. For doing, and more specifically saying, absolutely nothing.>|
Source: Anthony Miles, 'Generous to a Fault', Kingpin 15, Summer 1989; online http://www.kingpinchess.net/2011/11...
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