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Arthur Bisguier vs Anthony Miles
"In the Pines" (game of the day Oct-03-2016)
Lone Pine (1973), Lone Pine, CA USA, rd 6, Mar-23
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation Battery Variation (B73)  ·  1-0



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Oct-03-16  offramp: Miles, who had not slept well last night, plays Black like a little girl and falls on his leaden belly. Justice, really.
Oct-03-16  RookFile: I think Bisquier's eyes lit up whenever he could attack a fianchettoed king position. He was really good at that.
Oct-03-16  weary willy: Justice for what?
Oct-03-16  offramp: Justice for Harambe.
Oct-03-16  dunican: <offramp> What does it mean to play Black like a little girl? Perhaps something like this? Robson vs Yifan Hou, 2004
Oct-03-16  GrandMaesterPycelle: <dunican> I think it means you don't know the song's lyrics
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  kevin86: The black pieces kept away from defense of the queen, black loses.
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  Fusilli: <Following up on previous posts> Some <little girls> out there play better chess than most of the posters on this website. Here, Tony Miles played like the formidable GM he was, when a formidable GM has a bad day. And Bisguier exploited that skillfully.
Oct-03-16  offramp: <GrandMaesterPycelle: <dunican> I think it means you don't know the song's lyrics>

You are right. He doesn't know the song, so he missed the point.

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  Sally Simpson: Which song? there were a handful of songs brought out by people trying to sell a CD or two on the back of a dead ape.


"...when a formidable GM has a bad day."

Tony was not then a GM, he obtained the title in 1976.

Re: The game.

A good ploy by Bisguier to avoid the then very fashionable Yugoslav and go for the Be2 and 0-0 system an opening (according to here) he last played 11 years earlier.

If you want to upset a Dragon player then this is the line. The Dragon Bishop is pointing at the wrong side of the board.

Miles seem out sorts facing it and his 21...Nd7 allowed his position to be peeled open. Think you have to bang in an early d5 before the pressure down the d-file on the d6 pawn starts to tell (as it did in this game.)

When I first faced this as Black armed only with a headful of Yugoslav theory I never had a clue and was waiting for White to do I could react.

Eventually realised nothing was going to happen so exchanged sacced on c3 to nick the e-pawn and lost.

Oct-03-16  AlicesKnight: I'm old enough to remember "The trail of the lonesome pine" (including the Laurel and Hardy version!)- and the black K here looks pretty lonely.... cf.
Oct-03-16  weary willy: And "the point" offramp is what? Just gratuitous ... or have I missed something. Bollocks to the song lyrics.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Weary Willy,

'Bollocks to the song lyrics.'

My dear fellow, You don't know what you are saying:

I've chosen this (one of many) from Pink Guy.

"Ooooh Harambe, We miss you, We want you to come back,

Ooooh Harambe, You were so big and strong, And ever since you're gone, (I can't sleep)

Life just aint the same, Without you, Without you

When I woke up, On the 28th of May, I looked at the TV, With tears running down my cheeks....."

Apparently Offramp has the CD with more of this marvellous stuff.

Ask him nicely and he will burn you off a copy.

Oct-03-16  dumbgai: The finish would be 32...f5 (to prevent Rg4) 33. exf6 Rd7 (Qd7 and Qc7 don't change anything) 34. Rg4+ Kh8 35. Rg7 and Qxh7# can't be stopped.
Oct-03-16  posoo: FOOLES


won $333 Dollurs in dis compotition.

da old posoo cod REALY USE $333 but i canot figure out da thing caled VONMO.

dos anyone want to give me da 333 and set up an acount for me?!


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  Domdaniel: Song lyrics matter. You can't just say "bollocks to song lyrics".

For example, <what does it mean to play black like a little girl>? ... Mr Dylan has the answer:

"You take just like a woman, you make love just like a woman, but you break just like a little girl".

As for Harambe, apparently a 'sexy Harambe' is currently a popular fancy dress costume. No further comment.

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  Sally Simpson: "if to 'play like a girl' meant anything in chess, it would mean relentless aggression."

Kasparov - "How Life Imitates Chess." (page 137)

There is also the book: 'Play like a Girl'

and of course 'Carlsen playing like a little girl.'

Oct-03-16  mmmjv: I don't know where else to ask this but "contact us" requires a default email client which not everybody has, including me. When I open a game on Chrome there's no board. How do I fix that It's Chrome version 53.0.2785.143 m (64-bit)
Thank you.
Oct-03-16  offramp: It is not hard to look any of this up.

The song "In the Pines" is also known as "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" and "Black Girl", Two famous recordings are by Lead Belly and Dick Justice.

Oct-04-16  weary willy: Offramp <Miles... plays Black like a little girl and falls on his leaden belly. Justice, really.> I can't see any relevance to any of the Harambe songs, even those of the sainted Zimmerman. Just a snigger.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi mmmjv:,

I've lost my big Green Pawn and you have lost an entire chess set.

Something strange is going on.

Oct-04-16  posoo: da old posoo's life MATERS
Oct-06-16  dunican: <offramp> that explains a bit. I didn't know the song.

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