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Krum Georgiev vs Tony Miles
"The way the cookie Krumbles" (game of the day Mar-30-2022)
Kreta (1992)
Nimzowitsch Defense: Williams Variation (B00)  ·  1-0



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Oct-14-03  SEVEN: Wow !!! Positionel Queen's surcifise. Black had to play 12 .... QxB.
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  Sneaky: paging Ron...
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  TheAlchemist: A stunning game! Miles just got Krumbled
Jan-19-06  thomaspaine: What is it with these bulgarians! Must be something in their water:)
Jan-30-06  walker: Such a pleasure!
Mar-02-06  LluviaSean: Queeeeeeeen Sac??? I cant believe it.... I thought only Garry Kas. could do those queen sacs!!!
Apr-04-06  AlexanderMorphy: another gem from krum georgiev! first that amazing knight sac against kasparov and then this...i wonder why he didn't make it big?
Dec-02-07  stupidiot21: krum is so crazy creative.
Oct-29-08  PhilFeeley: Same opening, only the queen sac comes 4 moves earlier. It must just be a bad opening, like the Damiano.

K Spraggett vs F South, 1976

May-31-13  Shams: Krum, Sodomy and the Lash.
Aug-10-13  EdZelli: 'Krummbled' is the best pun here.
9.Nxe5 !!
Krum pummels Tony like he is playing
a 1500 level fish. Blow after blow and
black 'Krumbles'. Amazing game.
Dec-29-14  paramount: GOTD!!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Miles, as a frequent practitioner of the Nimzowitsch Defense, knew about famous traps such as 1.e4,Nc6; 2.Nf3,d6; 3.d4,Bg4; 4.d5,Ne5; 5.Nxe5;Bxd1; 6.Bb5+. It does seem a bit surprising that he would not spot a similar trap in a not-too-dissimilar position.
Mar-30-22  Brenin: See for an interesting, informative but ultimately inconclusive discussion of the origin of the curious idiom "that's the way the cookie crumbles". Personally I prefer "that's life", or "c'est la vie", as we have biscuits, rather than cookies, in the UK.
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  Teyss: Bulgarian cookie? British cookie... sorry, biscuit? Kretan cookie? 🤔

Anyhow, great game. 8.Bb5+ is the only occurrence in the database. Instead of 12...f6 SF recommends to give back material with 12...Qxd7 13.Nd5+ Kd8 14.cxd7 Bg4. Material will be equal after Black takes the d7 P. The a7 and c7 Ps are a bit weak and he's behind in development but not that much and has the B pair. After 13.Rxd1 SF gives +3.6 at 46 ply.

Surprising Miles never managed to activate his h8 R.

Mar-30-22  goodevans: I've checked a few databases and it seems <6.d5> was a novelty so it's entirely plausible that Miles stumbled into some of Georgiev's opening prep.

But if you're in his position and you suspect your opponent is playing a prepared line, why not (as others have suggested) avoid complications and give back the sac'd material with 12...Qxd7? Miles must really have doubted Georgiev's ability to make good his positional plus.

Mar-30-22  Saniyat24: Boo Miles...!

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