Skara, Part 1

In the run up to the crucial Brexit vote next month I thought I’d show some games by the England team from the European Team Championships in Skara, 1980. England won bronze amidst powerful opposition including the Soviet Union and Hungary, and they did it in remarkable style.

Here is the most famous game from the England – USSR match, Tony Miles’ remarkable win against the then World Champion using 1…a6. Was Karpov insulted by this move? I’m sure he was.

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Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in Southport in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days he teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 14 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game.