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Jonathan Speelman vs Anthony Miles
BCF-ch (1979), Chester ENG, rd 7, Aug-13
Reti Opening: Advance Variation (A09)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-05-03  morphynoman2: Another wild draw.
May-28-05  WorldChampeen: A titanic struggle to begin with and then, it turns out funny, both sides panicking, Miles calls it a "Modern Benoni Reversed." I think he also calls this one of his favourite ever games.

In Speelman's zeal to clear the h column for a check, White sacrifices his knight only to find he can not even recapture that pawn because it would put his Queen en pris on moves 24. ...h6 25. Bd5 hxg5 but saving the day is 26.Re5!!!

Calculating errors seem to count white out but like so many skittles games, Black makes his share of mistakes and now it's Miles who is losing, 36. Bxg6 not Qxg6 might arrive at mate quickly, 37. Qxh7 Check not Rxf8 also should have won.

Maybe it's a comedy of errors.

Apr-29-06  Nobutitis: White is actually won in the final
position, since there's no way to
stop the a-pawn without giving back
a piece: 43...Nc5 44 Bb7! Nxb7
45 a6 Bc8 46 a7! queens!

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