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Yasser Seirawan vs Ediwan Ermansyah Miolo
First Lady's Cup (1983), Indonesia, rd 9, Nov-24
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Orthodox Defense (D37)  ·  1-0



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Jun-01-05  WorldChampeen: Move 42. White to move; whew, but this game goes to move 81; I believe one short of mate...Miolo practically made Seirawan play the whole thing out and Black did have hope until late in the game.
Jun-01-05  weirdoid: With all respect to Miolo (who must have been a more than decent player - a rating of 2405 meant something then before all the rating hyperinflation) I think he should have resigned around move 60 out of respect toward his opponent (back then, Seirawan's 2605 should have been enough to enter the "Super-GM" rank). I know that I could get some brickbats for saying this - but how many super-GMs, or even 2000 players, don't know how to win that sort of position? I admire Miolo's tenacity, but here IMVHO he went overboard.
Jun-01-05  WorldChampeen: Move 51. ...d4 or ...c5; Miolo should think about putting his duo of pawns on the march, 51. ...Kh5 is very timid.

As is the case so often, the most advanced pawn is traded off for another pawn.

The pressure may have gotten to him. This game in Indonesia, who knows what they were thinking.

It's sure funny to see a higher caliber game like this go down to the ol' basic Rook Checkmate. One usually wouldn't see this unless a.) they are friends! b.) they are foes! to an extent of being more than the norm.

Dec-02-06  amtr: 1f Kh3 Rh7# if Kh1 Kf2 Kh2 Rh7#
Jan-03-09  WhiteRook48: why did a 2405 continue when he was clearly lost?
Jan-10-09  WhiteRook48: or does he want to play out the KR vs K ending when his opponent knows the checkmate for sure?
Feb-06-09  chessamateur: The only explanation that makes sense is if in this situation Seirawan was dead low on time with no increments.
Feb-06-09  AnalyzeThis: I'm sure you're right. But Seirawan was also one of the best blitz players around, so black really had no chance here.
Feb-06-09  Everett: I really do enjoy Seirawan's chess, and his personality, but I have never heard him be exceptional at blitz compared to a typical GM.
Feb-06-09  mrbasso: <weirdoid: With all respect to Miolo (who must have been a more than decent player - a rating of 2405 meant something then before all the rating hyperinflation.>

No way.
A 2400 player today plays on average much stronger than Miolo did back then.

Mar-23-09  WhiteRook48: <amtr> that is obvious to everyone
Mar-24-09  bumpmobile: <WhiteRook48: <amtr> that is obvious to everyone> I will be using this game and that continuation to teach a group of novice players how to win a simple rook endgame (something they all need to know). I find amtr's post far more valuable to this site than yours.
Mar-20-17  Winston Smith: Resigning is for quitters.
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  OhioChessFan: So is rehab.
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  OhioChessFan: <bump> if you seriously need a game to show them, you're not a very good teacher.
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  GrahamClayton: <WorldChampeen> I believe one short of mate...Miolo practically made Seirawan play the whole thing out

<WorldChampeen>, Having played on for 15 moves in a theoretically lost ending, I can't see why Miolo didn't play on for one or two moves and allow Seirawan to checkmate. Is there an unwritten rule in top-level chess that players don't allow checkmates in basic endings?

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  perfidious: <Winston Smith>, everyone knows what is in Room 101.

Miolo learnt after the game, as retribution for playing the bitter-ender.

Jun-13-19  Granny O Doul: Move 44: I wonder why Yasser didn't play Rxe7+ Kxe7 45. Re1(?)

I wasn't actually expecting so much fight after Black's opening.

Jun-13-19  SChesshevsky: Kind of get the feeling Ediwan never felt he had much of a chance against Seirawan with maybe a time trouble seeming panic 28...Nxe5 and the go for it 51...Kf5.

Why did he play on? Maybe the young guy realized he might never get another chance to sit OTB versus a guy who had already beaten Tal, Korchnoi and Karpov, I believe. Wouldn't be surprised if there was a good amount of smiling on both sides after 51...Kf5.

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Miolo erred with 54..Ke4? Instead 54..Rg4+! 55 Kf3 Rg7 is a simple draw.

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