Chess: Prodigal grandmaster improves by miles
Monday 22 March 1993
After becoming Britain's first grandmaster in 1976, Miles's career went into a bad slump in the mid-1980s.
Last year Miles started to play for England again after spending time in the United States. Last month, he scored his best result for some time, winning the Open tournament in Seville ahead of 15 other grandmasters.
Playing against the Argentine grandmaster Campora, Miles sacrificed a pawn with 25 . . . b4 and moved his bishop from f6 to h4 to f2 to d4, grabbing control of the black squares. 34. Nxd6 is a blunder under pressure (34. Kd1 is necessary). White resigned when he noticed that 35. Nxc8 Rab8] 36. Rxa6 Rxb2+ is fatal.
1 e4 Nc6
2 d4 e5
3 d5 Nce7
4 Be3 f5
5 f3 Nf6
6 Nc3 d6
7 Qd2 g6
8 0-0-0 Bg7
9 h3 f4
10 Bf2 0-0
11 Kb1 a6
12 Nge2 Bd7
13 Nc1 b5
14 a3 Qb8
15 Nb3 Rd8
16 Na5 c5
17 dxc6 Nxc6
18 Nxc6 Bxc6
19 Bh4 Rd7
20 Bxf6 Bxf6
21 Nd5 Bh4
22 Nb4 Bb7
23 c4 Kg7
24 Bd3 a5
25 Na2 b4
26 axb4 axb4
27 Qxb4 Bf2
28 Nc3 Bd4
29 Kc2 Qc8
30 Nb5 Bc5
31 Qb3 Ba6
32 Ra1 Be3
33 Rhe1 Rb7
34 Nxd6 Rxb3
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