Playing unorthodox chess

  • ShahidAnwer
  • | Oct 26, 2008

Miles was in many ways a controversial figure. Once, in the last round of a tournament with Miles needing a draw for first place, and his opponent wanting a draw for a high placing, he agreed a draw without playing any moves. The arbiter decided to give both players no points for this non-game; the players claimed this "game" had been played often, when players pre-arranged a draw. Today we are going to see the game he played against World Champion (at that time) Karpov with an unusual opening and went on to win it.









Afterwards Karpov really went after Miles and although Miles managed to win again in 1983 again with black pieces. After this game, Karpov won 8 games, lost 1 and the remaining 11 were draws.


  • 8 years ago


    Thank you, so now you have got another idea from this game Smile The novelty / surprise factor can be too much for an opponent.

  • 8 years ago


    Pretty sweet game.  I enjoy games with unusual openings.  I've been playing lots of unrated games with unusual openings on this site.

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