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Anatoly Karpov vs Tony Miles
Tilburg Interpolis (1977), Tilburg NED, rd 2, Sep-24
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Geller Variation (A33)  ·  1-0



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  ToTheDeath: Miles defied regular opening principles in this game that say you should equalize with Black before trying to win, and he got smashed for it. Karpov had no trouble refuting Miles' unsound rook offer.
Mar-31-15  saintdufus: Miles's play in this game feels a bit "drunk".
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  offramp: Miles may have thought, I'm black against Karpov, I might as well go for broke and hope something turns up.
Mar-31-15  cunctatorg: I studied many Tony Miles' games, thus -imho- I'd never make the absurd mistake to underestimate his seriousness and his skills... For me, he just lost a game to Anatoly Karpov; for more you should ask one silicon beast plus a strong GM...
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  keypusher: In the final position we see the power of the two bishops when paired with an extra rook.
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  offramp: Karpov, in the years 1970 - 1984, was a chess-playing monster. He was young and calculating variation after variation!

Miles may have realised that he didn't have much of a chance in this game.

Oct-20-16  Howard: Just WHY did Miles sacrifice that a8-rook ?
Oct-21-16  Olavi: A famous case, he had earlier played the white side of the variation and had then considered it too dangerous to accept the rook: Miles vs Nunn, 1976

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