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Anthony Miles vs Frank Ullrich
Bundesliga (1983/84), FRG
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. McDonnell Defense (D20)  ·  1-0



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Feb-18-05  MidnightDuffer: Anthony Miles, a great all-around player, original, has embellished many openings with his own ideas, here to the Queen's Gambit Accepted 3. e4 versus the usual 3. Nf3 which one will often see the likes of Spassky play since this is what conventional wisdom dictates; Miles left his own trademark.

This is but one example; he does not seek to win the lost pawn back as soon as possible but puts up an attack; through the first dozen or so moves, Ullrich holds on to the pawn, it is something that by move 21; they are already shaking hands over this game.

Jul-10-09  BISHOP TAL: I agree midnight Duffer. Miles was creative and a fine attacker with some odd opens. For not being in the elite players he got got many top game awards. He made it to like 18th in the 1984.I wonder if this last move is a mistake Qc5 Rd8 Qxd6+ Qd7 and Miles wins the queen for the rook otherway doesnt look near as good but a likely win anyway.
Jul-10-09  wrap99: I am having trouble seeing why the resignation: is it cause black will eventually run out of moves?
Jul-10-09  National Master Dale: I think that 21.Qc5 intending to capture on c6 is very scary.
Jul-10-09  Shams: <wrap99> 21...Rg8 22.Qc5 intending Qxc6 mating and black is helpless (22...Rd8 23.Qxc6+ Rd7 24.Qa8+). Not sure why white stopped to threaten the rook first, he could have just played 20.Qc5 I think.
Jul-10-09  wrap99: Ah -- that is what threw me off. Thx.
Aug-06-09  BISHOP TAL: Miles played Qc5 most likely wrap
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  Domdaniel: Yes, 21.Qc5 wins instantly: much stronger than Qe5, when Black could have struggled on with 21...Rf8 22.Bxf8 (giving up his good bishop for a mere rook, but the threat to f2 must be parried) Kxf8 23.Qc5+ Kg8 24.Qxc6 etc. Which is winning for White, but not as convincing as 21.Qc5 -- but if a second-best move leads to resignation, it's a good move.

Earlier, Miles let Ullrich off the hook: White can play 17.Rxc6 with a similar plan to the game. There was no need for 17.h4.

Oct-01-16  RookFile: The a3 bishop is a murderous piece for white. ...Bxd2 earlier, although it has its logic, conceded the dark squares.
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  perfidious: <NM Dale: I think that 21.Qc5 intending to capture on c6 is very scary.>

According to the score given in Miles vs F Ullrich, 1983, that is the way matters concluded, barring the highly improbable idea that Black chose to get done over the same way twice and his top-level opponent deviated at the finish.

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