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Tony Miles vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic
"Tarrasch Compactor" (game of the day Aug-26-2016)
Bugojno (1978), Bugojno YUG, rd 2, Feb-27
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  1-0



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Aug-10-03  hickchess99: white's king walked miles before the game was over. oh yes, i went there.
Aug-11-03  PVS: I would wager that these two created some interesting games.
Aug-12-03  Emil Tyson: Here's another one worth a look, Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1980
Aug-01-04  InspiredByMorphy: 32. ... Qxe4? is the blunder which lost this game for black. I cant figure out why Ljubojevic didnt play ... Rxc3+ 33.Bxc3 Qxc3+ 34.Kb1 Qf3 after which white still has a clear advantage, but no clear win. Miles himself saw this after the game and gave two different replies, both of which still lead to technical difficulties for white (if playing to win) . They were 1.) 35. Rhe1 (which Ljubojevic may have underestimated his drawing chances against) ... Qxf2 36.e5 Qf5+ 37.Kb2 Qe6 Or 2.) 35. Rd8+ Kg7 36.Rd7+ Kf6 37.Rhxh7 Qxe4+ Miles does play an incredible game however, and the queen sacrifice with the king walking all over the place is a sight!
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  IMlday: Amazing chess!
Jul-26-07  tal lover: Black could have drawn the game with 23...Qxh1, but probably Ljubojevic though he was winning, and dont want to trade queens and fight for a draw in the endgame
Mar-04-09  number 23 NBer: <tal lover> 23...Qxh1 is impossible. Which move were you referring to?
Mar-20-09  WhiteRook48: he is forced after 40 miles to fall into a knight fork
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  ToTheDeath: I would walk 500 Miles and I would walk 500 more.
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  GrahamClayton: 23.♕f6 is better for White. After 23..♕f6+ 24.♔g3, White has a Rook and 2 minors pieces for the Queen, and a relatively safe King position, which should lead to a win.
Oct-07-10  sevenseaman: A fork can have a cutting edge!
Aug-26-16  yadasampati: I can just repeat <IMlday>: Amazing chess!
Aug-26-16  offramp: Earlier this month we had "Disposing the Tarrasch", Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983.

A few years ago we had the slightly more inventive "Taking Out the Tarrasch", Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1900.

Now we have "Tarrasch Compactor".

In each case the name Tarrasch equates to TRASH, for those of you seeking enlightenment.

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  MissScarlett: Coming soon: <Tarrasch - Cohn, Allez!> Tarrasch vs W Cohn, 1882
Aug-26-16  catlover: Incredible king walk. Who would have believed that Miles' king could survive so long in such an exposed position?
Aug-26-16  dTal: Ah, the late great Tony Miles. RIP Grand Master, we miss you.
Aug-26-16  Eusebius: Shocking game. Wow.
Aug-26-16  cunctatorg: Incredible defense by the late extraordinary GM Anthony Miles and a defensive masterpiece which not only Steinitz or Lasker but even Korchnoi, Karpov and Kasparov would envy!!...

Imagination -and thus creativity- is a divine gift everywhere!...

Aug-26-16 Looks more like an 1878 game.
Swashbuckling chess.
Aug-26-16  posoo: Thank u EVERYONE for honoring da life of TONEY MEALS, word class PROMOTHOS.
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  kevin86: White's king gets chased all over the map, but white is able to win.
Aug-27-16  Moszkowski012273: 23.Qxf6... is not better and looks to draw.
Aug-27-16  morfishine: <offramp> Give it time, more mind-numbing & pathetic Tarrasch play-on-words will without doubt, make their sad appearance: trash talking, trash man, trash heap, trash this place & 'White trash' are surely in the works


Aug-27-16  offramp: <morfishine: <offramp> Give it time, more mind-numbing & pathetic Tarrasch play-on-words will without doubt, make their sad appearance: trash talking, trash man, trash heap, trash this place & 'White trash' are surely in the works *****>

Sadly you are correct. The great player is doomed to be connected to "TRASH" forever.

Aug-27-16  zanzibar: Don't be so rasch, to tarred <CG> so.

Shirley their bee druther puns toby phund.

( - I recommend either Salli or Marlene)

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