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Yuri Balashov vs Tony Miles
Bugojno (1978), Bugojno YUG, rd 5, Mar-03
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Bogoljubow Defense (D24)  ·  1-0



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Dec-11-05  ughaibu: White's 21st move is great fun.
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  perfidious: Several months before this game, Miles had scored a win in the first meeting between these players in the QGA line after 4.e3 Bg4 (Balashov vs Miles, 1977), but the always well-prepared Balashov essays a far sharper variation this time round.

Miles' desperation throw with 20....g5 to avoid Bf4 and devastation on c7 is met by the elegant rejoinder 21.Bf4 in any case. The short variation 21....gxf4 22.Qh5+ Kd7 23.Nc5+ and wins is the tactical justification.

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