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Yasser Seirawan vs Anthony Miles
Lone Pine (1979), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 6, Apr-01
Hungarian Opening: General (A00)  ·  1-0



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Feb-07-06  Leviathan: Amazing game. Seems like a weirdness contest! :)
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  DrGridlock: Nice video lecture on this game by Seirawan at the St. Louis Chess Club:

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  DrGridlock: Seirawan provides insight into the strategies behind opening choices for White and Black. Seirawan played 1 g3 to take Miles out of his favorite 1 ... b6 for Black, and Miles played 2 ... c6 to take Seirawan out of his favorite English setup.

Seirawan does not go into details about losing moves for black, but does comment on the strategic uselessness of Black's rook after 26 ... Rh6.

Komodo finds two improvements for Black's play: 20 ... Rf3 instead of the game's 20 ... Rh5 (-.03 evaluation at this point), and recommends sacing the exchange with 26 ... Rxg5 instead of backing the Rook out of the game with Rh6 (.36 evaluation at this point).

Sep-22-13  redwhitechess: Miles to Seirawan after 1.g3, "I love this moral victory...."
Apr-06-14  Everett: <Komodo finds two improvements for Black's play: 20 ... Rf3 instead of the game's 20 ... Rh5 (-.03 evaluation at this point), and recommends sacing the exchange with 26 ... Rxg5 instead of backing the Rook out of the game with Rh6 (.36 evaluation at this point).>

Indeed, after <26..Rxg5 27.Qxg5 Nxd4!> Black has some compensation, since <28.exd4 Qxd4+> regains the exchange while netting two pawns. This is possible because, as Yasser says in the video, he got greedy and wanted to kick the Bc4 with 24.b3 in order to play Nd5-f4, harassing the Rh5.

Apr-07-14  morfishine: <Everett> Interesting Miles overlooks this
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  offramp: These two Brits were closely matched. Miles won 5-2.
Apr-07-14  Everett: < morfishine:> I imagine he was rushed for time. I would personally prefer Black after the possible line <26..Rxg5 27.Qxg5 Nxd4! 28.Qd5+ <Qc5 is an option> Qxd5 29.Nxd5 Nf3+>. Blacks minors can hardly be better placed. How much play do Whites rooks have?

<Offramp> the Syrian-born Seirawan moved to the US at age 7.

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  offramp: But his Mum is a Nottinghamoid. And he's a Nottinghamoid, although he's really a Damascoid.
Apr-07-14  Everett: <offramp> Seirawan is British because he came out of a fanny?
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  offramp: Oh how gauche! (Faints).
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  JohnBoy: <offramp > - I think it’s Nottinghamorrhoid.
Sep-24-18  Howard: Seirawan's family did live in England briefly in between Syria and the U.S, though that hardly makes him "British".

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