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Anthony Miles vs Jose Luis Fernandez Garcia
Dubai Olympiad (1986), Dubai UAE, rd 10, Nov-25
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Hungarian Variation (D97)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-26-08  Poisonpawns: This game cost England the Gold medal in 1986.:-)
The main talking-point of day 10 was the acrimony which followed England's disastrous loss to Spain in the top men's match. Main target of the accusation was Tamas Georgadze, Soviet GM who was the Spanish team's trainer and captain; he was seen in deep conversation with both Soviet and Spanish players. According to Reuters English GM Tony Miles asked Kasparov whether the Spanish team was receiving outside help and received "an embarrassed nod". GM Chandler has been told by GM Ribli that he had heard Georgadze discuss a move with a Spanish player who had been offered a draw by GM Nunn. After the discussion the Spaniard turned down the offer and went on to win. With England losing 3½-½ the other leading men's teams gained ground.
Jul-05-18  Howard: The English team was, understandably, very upset when they found out that the Soviets had turned over their files on the English team, to Spain prior to the England-Spain confrontation.

While not illegal, it was a very questionable move on the Soviets' part.

In this game, Miles was blown off the board in one of his pet lines.

Jul-05-18  Howard: Incidentally, 25...a5 would have won quicker, as NIC points out, as well as the Informant.

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