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Anthony Miles vs Yasser Seirawan
"Miles Ahead of the Competition" (game of the day Oct-08-2015)
Linares (1983), Linares ESP, rd 4, Feb-16
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation (B07)  ·  1-0



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  nasmichael: Miles has an interesting way of coordinating his pieces; his understanding is unique.
Feb-11-07  ianD: Seirawan was totally outplayed.
Feb-11-07  woodenbishop: Awesome moves by Miles! Well-played chess.
Feb-11-07  Delusional Patzer: Such basic tactical and strategical mistakes from Seirawan...
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  chrisowen: No that's it, interesting draw. From afar A Miles charts the Black Avarice in bigwig style.
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  Peligroso Patzer: <ianD: Seirawan was totally outplayed.>

I thought this game featured wonderfully clever tactics by both players. In the end, Miles had one more trick in his bag than Seirawan.

Feb-11-07  Themofro: Well played game by Miles.
Feb-11-07  Happypuppet: Does anyone know why White doesn't play 30. g5?
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  fm avari viraf: After going through this superb game of Miles the sweet & sad memories come vividly to my mind. The sweet memory is that we both played the Commomwealth at Bikaner-India & enjoyed the tour of Bikaner together & the sad news struck me while I was playing the Challengers at Hastings,England. May God Bless His Soul Peace In Heaven!
Feb-11-07  karik: <why White doesn't play 30. g5?> 30. -Qg8 is then forced but white cannot take Qxd7 because of Qc4.
Feb-11-07  bobfixer: Big Miles!
I didnĀ“t know him!
Feb-11-07  RuyLopezFire: lol...seirawon got told in this game
Feb-11-07  Delusional Patzer: Is there a good way to take advantage of 14. f3? White's pieces are much better coordinated for a King-side struggle, I think Black should have first tried to create complications on the Queen-side and then tried to put pressure on both sides.
Feb-11-07  cn1ght: b5, Nh5 and Nd7 were the losing moves weren't they?
b5 weaks queen side and has no way of leading to anything. Nh5 might be decent if Qh4, if bishop attack queen swap and knight lands on good square; if queen stop check still trade queens with white having cramped position either way, unless I am missing something... but without that follow-up it loses 2 tempi and both tempi help white, first gets king out of checking possibility and second is pawn storming.. Nd7 weaks grasp on center, and does not do anything it seems allowing white to have what 4 tempi gain from 3 of black's moves? if someone can back me up on this or can explain why I am wrong please do I like learning.
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  kevin86: Whew! White was able to win by barely avoiding a checkmate or perpetual check by black
Oct-08-15  andrewjsacks: Worthy pun. Good work. Not brilliant, but certainly well done.
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  OhioChessFan: <cn1> I didn't like Black exchanging Bishop for Knight early in the game, without any compensation, while wasting a tempo. b5 wasn't too bad, trying to limit the scope of White's LSB. 25...Nd7 was awful, and I think Black was strategically lost after that. White's failure to play 31. Bf6+ is strange, although he was winning and perhaps overly cautious.
Oct-08-15  morfishine: <andrewjsacks> UR kidding, right? This is yet another worn-out, re-hashed, tortured play on word using for the umpteenth time, 'Miles'
Oct-08-15  sfm: People making these puns with 'Miles' should be shot at dawn.
Oct-08-15  sfm: Posters here, who write the same thing as I do, but submits just before me could get away with lenient jail sentences, though.
Oct-08-15  jaclark: Miles Ahead -
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  kevin86: Black runs out of checks and will mate.
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  Check It Out: <jaclark> If the pun had anything to do with Miles Davis or jazz it could have been bearable.

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