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Anthony Miles vs Oscar Panno
Puerto Madryn (1980), Puerto Madryn ARG, Jul-??
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian. Classical Variation (E12)  ·  1-0



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Sep-24-04  ConLaMismaMano: 38.Kg3! Nice move! Threatning h4#!
Oct-07-17  diagonal: <A fine game by Miles from 1980 that showcased Tony winning in his trademark positionally aggressive style>, commented by Larry Christiansen, who is remembering and honouring Tony Miles in a personal note:
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  Retireborn: <diagonal> Thanks for that link, very nice.

MACA = Make America Chess Again!

Oct-10-17  diagonal: :))

..and what happens to <Argentine> and <British> chess today..?

A special Narrative: Tony Miles, Britain's first home-grown over-the-board Chess Grandmaster versus Oscar Panno, the first native-born Grandmaster from Argentina (in Tony's birth-year 1955 at then young age of 20).

Independent minds "from an era when the players were made by themselves" (a quote attributed to Oscar Panno)

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  Retireborn: <diagonal> Christiansen mentions 6...Nxd5, but Panno had already suffered an unpleasant defeat in that line:-

Furman vs Panno, 1973

It would be interesting to know which recapture is more popular now.

Oct-12-17  diagonal: <Retireborn> Learning the royal game as a child from my father, I do have a passion for chess history.

I have no rating, no engines *laugh*, and I'm not yet familiar with the new cg. computer analysis tools :)

Hopefully a better player can answer the raised question.

Oct-12-17  zanzibar: If you're wondering about 6...Nxd5 vs. 6...exd5, here's <MillBase>'s tree stats:

< Move ECO Frequency Score AvElo Perf AvYear %Draws
1: Nxd5   E12r  2230: 69.9% 56.4% 2474 2441 1996 43%
2: exd5    E12p   959: 30.0% 61.8% 2439 2372 1992 41%
TOTAL: 3189:100.0% 58.1% 2464 2420 1995 42%>

So, 1...Nxd5 is a little over twice as popular, and it gives White slightly less wins.

But I'd say this isn't really too significant. And letting Stockfish 6 go out to 28-ply the eval is +0.00 vs. +0.23, also not too significant. Both moves are good.

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  Retireborn: <z> Thanks. I actually thought that 6...Nxd5 would be more popular than that, but I agree that one shouldn't be too dogmatic so early in the opening.
Oct-12-17  diagonal: <zanzibar> thanks too!

Argentina really was a Great Chess Nation in the 20th century, when many players stayed in the country after the oubreak of WW II while the Chess Olympiad was held in Buenos Aires in 1939:

Both in terms of <player strength> (immensly during the Chess Olympiads in the 1950s) and in terms of <strong international tournaments> (especially in the cities of Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata), including FIDE Candidate matches, Fischer vs. Petrosian in 1971, and Korchnoi vs. Polugaevsky in 1980, plus another Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires in 1978.

Those were the days: Buenos Aires <150th Anniversary May Revolution> in 1960, Korchnoi and Reshevsky won, contesting in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Medicine, where Bobby Fischer, already a Candidate in the previous year, is doing unexpectedly bad, coming in below 50%, amongst others Szabo on third position, followed by shared fourth Rossetto (awarded the GM title), Guimard (awarded the GM title), Evans, and Taimanov, Olafsson, Unzicker, Gligoric, Benko, Uhlmann, Ivkov, Pachman, Wexler, Wade who beat Korchnoi, or legendary Eliskases. All-play-all with 20 players.

All-time leading players from Argentina (selection):

<Roberto Grau, Isaias Pleci, Damian Reca, then of course Miguel Najdorf (the Fangio of Chess), Herman Pilnik, Erich Eliskases, Jorge Pelikán, Carlos Skalicka, Movsas Feigins, Paul Michel (Pablo Michel), and other 'asilados', Julio Bolbochán, Héctor Rossetto, Carlos Guimard, Raúl Sanguineti, Alberto Foguelman, Bernardo Wexler (born in Bucharest, beating Fischer at Buenos Aires 1960), Óscar Panno (first Argentine born Grandmaster, World Junior Chess Champion in 1953), Miguel Quinteros (maybe the best-looking player in the 1970s and the last big name of an era), Carlos Bielicki (World Junior Chess Champion in 1959, retired soon from active chess, inactive), Pablo Zarnicki (World Junior Chess Champion in 1992, as third Argentinian chess player, inactive, apparently, he has moved on into more lucrative enterprises such as poker events), Gerardo Barbero (1961-2001), Jorge Szmetan (1950-2015), current: Carlos Garcia Palermo (settled to Italy. Garcia Palermo is the first and only Argentine player to have beat a reigning world chess champion, namely Karpov at Clarin in 1982, in classical chess), Daniel Campora, Pablo Ricardi, Pablo Lafuente, Rubén Felgaer, Diego Flores, and Sandro Mareco, the strongest Argentine player today>

Oct-12-17  diagonal: (Annex @ Argentina) ..and of course, the famous World Chess Championship match between Raul Capablanca and Alexander Alekhine, lasting 34 games, played in Buenos Aires in 1927, as well as the FIDE World Championship Tournament from 2005 in Potrero de los Funes, San Luis Province in Argentina (won by Topalov who then was crowned FIDE World Chess Champion).

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