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Arne Zwaig vs Tony Miles
"Bird and Miles" (game of the day Jun-11-2018)
Hastings (1976/77), Hastings ENG, rd 14, Jan-13
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03)  ·  0-1



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Jun-11-18  offramp: The pun "Bird and Miles" is a reference to Charles Parker and Miles Davis, two musicians that most people have heard <of>, but not actually <heard>.
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  Phony Benoni: Jazzing it up a bit.

If 30.Kxg3 Rxh4 destroys White's position, since 31.Kxh4 Qxf4+ 32.Kh3 Rh8+ and mate follows.

Jun-11-18  UnknownPlayer: That's quite satisfying. I'd have waited for the sac as white, though.
Jun-11-18  saturn2: If 29 Be3 instead white can play on but black black will create pressure on the pawn h4.
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  profK: There is an old saying..."knights do better on crowded boards!" Maybe this adds to the proposition !!
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  Korora: <offramp> I've heard their music; they were both virtuosi.

And what a ♖ sac Miles had planned!

Jun-11-18  JimmyRockHound: Bird and Miles are two of my favourites.
Jun-11-18  TheTamale: Thanks, <Phony Benoni>. I never would've seen the follow-up... rook sacs are too rich for my blood.
Jun-11-18  Ironmanth: Can't claim I understood White's strategy in this game. Brutal finish my GM Miles. Sure miss Tony's creativity.
Jun-11-18  lzromeu: nice sac
30. Kxg3 Rxh4 31. Kxh4 Qxf4+ 32. Kh3 Rh8+ 33. Kg2 Rh2+ 34. Kg1 Qg3+ 35. Kf1 Rh1#
Jun-11-18  Badadamtude: I thought the pun was a reference to the opening and Tony Miles.
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  Check It Out: <Badadamtude: I thought the pun was a reference to the opening and Tony Miles.>

It is. But it is also a reference to the famous musicians, thus satisfying a pun requirement.

Jun-11-18  morfishine: Its a very real pity about Charlie Parker. So many great talents swallowed up by drugs, alcohol or other bodily abuses
Jun-11-18  zanzibar: The biggest killer of musicians has to be the road though.
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  Check It Out: <z> the road is definitely tough: general weariness, alcohol, drugs, loud noises, and hot sex take their toll. However, I'd say low pay is the biggest musician killer.
Jun-25-18  weisyschwarz: Lullaby in Birdland!
May-18-19  OldGeez76: KxN. What then? I don't get it.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <OldGeez76>—read the comments by <Phony Benoni> and <Izromeu> above.
May-20-19  OldGeez76: Thanx, <Mendel>
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  Messiah: Ruthless ending. I really like this game.
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  Honza Cervenka: 26.g4 was an exceptionally bad idea.
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  perfidious: True, though few good ideas preceded Zwaig's 26th either, as he managed to achieve all the worst aspects of a Winawer French for White and none of the compensating play against the dark-square weaknesses. In particular, his very first move was one he could have done without in retrospect.

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