Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Anthony Miles
"Miles Ahead" (game of the day Apr-24-2006)
Chess Olympiad (1980), Valletta MLT, rd 9, Nov-29
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack (B77)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 35 times; par: 23 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 26 more Ljubojevic/Miles games
sac: 28...Qxd1+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 1 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Aug-13-03  PVS: I agree Emil, this is an excellent game. Both sides showed resourceful play. I like the sequence from 20...Kh7 through 27…Bg4.
Aug-13-03  ughaibu: Would 19.Nb5 be any good?
Aug-13-03  francescog: <ughaibu> I don't think 19. Nxb5 would work. In fact it could follow 19 ... Bxb5 and white has to face a series of threats. Black could do 20. ... Nxb2 21. Qxb5 Nxd1 and Black has the open c column. Plus white still would have to fight not to lose the bishop in g5 and he has to prevent the deadly knight in f2. So 19 Rhe1 does a good job in a difficult position... ps. I hope not to have stressed too many silly things in my "analysis" =)
Aug-13-03  ughaibu: Francescog: thanks for the reply. I think you've forgotten that the Nc4 is pinned by the Bb3 so Nb2 isn't an immediate threat. I was thinking of something like, 19. Nb5 Bb5 20. e7 Qe7 21. Nd6 threatening c4, b5 and c8 with the knight and g6 with the queen.
Aug-13-03  francescog: <ughaibu> you're completely right! the only way to explain my error (besides my absent-mindedness, obviously), was that I had still in mind that Miles actually moved the king (which he does LATER, at the 20th move, but that I had seen earlier, when looking at the whole match). I should have checked better. Now I see that your line sems good, and could have been better that the one actually played.
Jul-12-05  davewv: This game is on page 162 of "Secrets of the Sicilian Dragon" by Gufeld and Schiller. The Heading is The Dragon Hall of Fame.
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: How much (if any) of this was sound for either player?
Apr-24-06  syracrophy: An awesome game!:

31...Rxd5+!! <Obviously not 31...Bxe5?? 32.Rh7++>

After 32.Qxd5 g1=Q and the victory is a few Miles away...=D

Premium Chessgames Member
  khense: Looked like black was eating it all the way until 28...QXd1+. Unless someone can tell me otherwise, I have to think that Miles wasn't miles ahead until then.
Apr-24-06  zev22407: A great game Miles had the counter strikes with B-g4 Q-d1+ and R:d5+
Apr-24-06  itz2000: 2 Questions...
if 19..fxg4
then probably
20. dxe7

but what now? what did stopped white from getting that bishop?

Second question, <IMPORTANT!> What is the Yoguslav attack? I don't get it... which moves is it, what does it mean... thanks guys.

Apr-24-06  rya: khense, this is one of my systems I use constantly. Black looked outstanding all game, completely in control. The center pawn losses and quick kingside attacks are par for the course in the accelerated dragon.
Apr-24-06  pawn to QB4: Hi <itz2000> I wonder if 19...fxg5 20.Nxg5 gives some decent threats like dxe7, Qxg6 and Ne6? I've always assumed the Yugoslav attack to be 6.Be3 and 7.f3 (or other way round). I play it planning a crude attack: Qd2, h4 g4 0-0-0 and Bh6, open up h file by any means necessary. Well worth a look: in the early 70s it almost wiped out the dragon from master play and your opponent has to know the ideas to play against this easy-to-find stuff from White.
Apr-24-06  pulsar: the way I see it,yes, 19....fxg4 will be answered by 20.Nxg5 with the threat of dxe7 and Qxg6, the latter being more immediate. If 20...Rf6 (Qe8 will be answered by 21.Rxe7)then 21.dxe7 Qe8 22.Ndf3 Nf2 23. Qxd7 Nxd1 24. Qxc8 Qxc8 25. d8Q+ Qxd8 25. Rxd8+ Rf8 26.Rxf8 Bxf8 27. Kxd1 and white comes up a piece ahead. On 22...Bf5 23.Qd5 Kh8 24.Ne5, I think white still retains the advantage...I think the same holds for 22...Bc6 as the knight on c4 will lose its support from the c8 rook. It's so hard to analyze the position so I might be missing a lot of things.=) a very nice fighting game!
Apr-24-06  prinsallan: Spectacular. Last moment when everything looks like a cornered king and checkmate for white black checks his way to victory! Simply amazing.
Apr-24-06  gmgomes: <what is the Yoguslav Attack?> I saw a video about a game Fischer x Larsen, about it:

Apr-24-06  GlennOliver: 25. Nxb5 looks preferable
Apr-24-06  dakgootje: <gmgomes> Thanks for that link! Took some time sometimes to understand all his english, as he didnt pronounce every word too clearly (which i dont either, but i dont do such programs ;-), but it was really worth watching!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: This is a fantastic game. It won the best game prize for its volume of Chess Informant (#30) by a wide margin.
Apr-24-06  Castle In The Sky: Brilliant tactics by both sides. A remarkable game.
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: A strange finish:black sacrifices his queen only to eventually end up a queen to the good!

Both sides have queen sacs in the same game! Until black captures the bishop at d5,the queen is taboo,on penalty of immediate mate.

Apr-24-06  Shajmaty: <rya: are par for the course in the accelerated dragon> But this is not an Accelerated Dragon: this is the Dragon (B7x) itself!
Apr-24-06  Shajmaty: <syracrophy: After 32.Qxd5 g1=Q and the victory is a few Miles away> More precisely, the victory is nine moves away: 33. Rxf7, Qd1+; 34. Ke3, Re8+; 35. Re7, Rxe7+, et cetera.
Apr-24-06  Shajmaty: 17 Ne4? is a (little) mistake. The best move is 17 exd6!, as Miles played with the White pieces seven years later. Nice play, Tony!
Apr-24-06  Nomen Nescio: I would have traded more early on as white.
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 1 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
sicilian dragon pachman
Tony Miles: 'It's Only Me,' by Geoff Lawton
by suenteus po 147
Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack (B77) 0-1 Q sac in the nick of
from yFredthebear's Roundhouse RUUK Manueverz 3 by fredthebear
partij 74
from hans bouwmeesters 100 briljante partijen by i.abderrahim
Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack (B77) 0-1 Q sac in the nick of
from f3 B & C taught Fredthebear how to ski by fredthebear
Chess Informant Best Games 2
by koinonia
28...Qxd1+!! and 29...fxg2, and "it's curtains down"...
from The Story of the 1001 Queens. by syracrophy
April 24: Miles Ahead
from Game of the Day 2006 by Phony Benoni
Spectacular queen sacrifices
by obrit
Chess Informant: 100 Golden Games + 10 Best
by SirChrislov
Sicilian Dragon
by ALL
Trainning to a brilliant practice
by Antiochus
Game 291
from # Chess Informant Best Games 201-300 by Qindarka
9... Bd7 10.h4 Rc8 11.Bb3 h5 12.O-O-O Ne5 13.Bg5 Rc5 14.f4 Nc4
from 98_B75-B79_Sicilian Dragon - Yugoslav Attack by whiteshark

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC