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Anatoly Karpov vs Anthony Miles
Biel (1992), Biel SUI, rd 9
Kangaroo Defense: General (E00)  ·  1-0



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Oct-31-05  KingG: Karpov makes Miles look like an amateur in this game. Perhaps Miles didn't expect Karpov to play a move like 7. f4!, building a huge pawn centre that bulldozes over Black's position.
Oct-13-06  cizio2: Karpov shows us when and how use the big centre. Nice lesson!
Feb-22-08  PAWNTOEFOUR: wow,i really enjoyed this one!!'s like gm miles didn't have a chance from the jump......that big pawn center kingg referred to must have had 'caterpiller' written all over it
Feb-25-11  tonsillolith: I particularly like White's moves 21-24.

Miles: "Hey, lemme take one of those pawns."
Karpov: "No."

Feb-26-11  markwell: Karpov was simply a monster player. I believe lifetime, Kasparov has only a 1 or 2 game edge heads up. Enough said.
Feb-26-11  I play the Fred: Karpov was a monster, but the gap was wider than that. It's true that the gap was two games after their last championship match Kasparov (+21-19=104 for the five matches), but in their last six decisive classical games, Kasparov won them all.

(That's according to the database. If it's incorrect, the real numbers probably aren't much different)

Jun-08-15  DrGridlock: "In confronting today's irregular openings, it may sometimes be best simply to abandon restraint and charge with the troops, as in this Karpov effort against the vaunted "Kangaroo" opening." - John Watson, Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy
Jun-09-15  ToTheDeath: Worth studying. Miles gives up the center and never recovers.

And I didn't know the Kangaroo was "vaunted". I've actually never heard anyone talk up this opening.

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  offramp: I did hear someone vaunt the Kangaroo Opening once but it was during a stand-off with the police and by 11pm the poor guy was dead.
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