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Miles Anthony

( chess-player)

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Winner of international tournaments Amsterdam (1976, 77), Biel (1977, 83), Baden-Baden (1981), Tilburg (1984, 85), Auckland (1991), Havana (1999) and others.
Grandmaster in 1976.

Despite the rich tradition of chess, England for a long time waiting for a GM. So long that some millionaire has established a solid cash prize to the son of foggy Albion, who first will win the title. This chess player was Anthony Miles. He promised money, however, not received, but went down in history as the first British Grandmaster. It is he obliged to England chess boom, thanks to which became a chess power? 2.

The fact that Anthony will be a grandmaster, became evident after his victory at the World Junior Championship in Manila in 1974. In twenty years, University of Sheffield, assigns a degree of success for chess. Miles away from the university and became a professional chess. His life became an endless string of tournaments and new countries. Eccentric in his life, the board, Miles played a bright, original and aggressive. Known for his commitment to "crooked" debut, in which he beat and most distinguished. At times I was weak Miles "program mandatory," but in an arbitrary, he showed himself in full splendor.
The decade from the mid-seventies to mid eighties - Apparent time Miles. He - frequenter of representative and winner of many tournaments. Here are just a struggle for the crown have not emerged Anthony. Gradually increased (largely thanks to Miles), a new generation of British stars, led by Shorts. In the late eighties, Miles moved to America, shares with Gulko first place at the U.S. championships in 1987, but did not get into the U.S. Olympic team.

In the mid-nineties, Anthony returned to Europe. Until his death, which occurred so early, Miles remained a formidable chess fighter.
He died in his sleep in the night of 11 to 12 November 2001 in his native Birmingham, where he was born 46 years ago. Many in the chess world still can not believe what happened. He always remained in chess history, as a great grand master and in the hearts of those who knew him as a remarkable and resilient people.


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