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Florin Gheorghiu vs Tony Miles
Teesside (1975), Middlesbrough ENG, rd 5, Sep-06
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted Variation (A58)  ·  0-1



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  Chessical: Gheorghiu is a very talented player with an active positional style. From the white side of a Benko Gambit he carefully outmanoeuvers Miles only to blunder in several moves around the time control when two pawns up with a better position.

39.a3? A time pressure mistake. After a model game against the Benko, Gheorghiu slips at the last hurdle. Simply 39.Rde1 and he should win; 39...Bc8 40.Re8

41.Qg2? He had to play 41.Ng1 Qxb3 42.Rd2 (42.Qxb3?? Nf2 mate!) 42...Nf2+ 43.Rxf2 Qxd5+ 44.Rf3 Qxe6 45.f5=

43.Kf2? The final collapse (43.Kh3) permitting mate by 43...Rg2+ 44.Kxe3 Re2 mate

Dec-16-03  AdrianP: Gheorghiu vs Fischer, 1966

Another good win by Gheorghiu

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  FSR: Miles was one of the all-time great swindlers. Two masterpieces of the genre: S Bouaziz vs Miles, 1979 and Miles vs Short, 1980.

Another game where Gheorghiu was the "swindlee": Gheorghiu vs Liu Wenzhe, 1982.

Of course, the greatest swindle ever (I am its official propagandist) remains Beliavsky vs Christiansen, 1987.

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  perfidious: <FSR> Couldn't have happened to a nicer fixer, um, guy, to wit: Gheorghiu vs L Piasetski, 1977.
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  FSR: <perfidious> I'd forgotten that lovely story - not that RDK's reputation is close to sterling: see the bottom third or so of
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  perfidious: <FSR> That whole business after Baguio always made me curious, and I was unaware of most of the other stuff.

In my kibitz on the page I cited above, wish you could have the seen the player (Fred Lindsay) when he was going through his narrative, as it was comical. The event was the 1979 World Open.

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