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Lone Pine 1976 Original Scoresheets

GM Anthony (Tony) Miles vs. GM Arthur Bisguier

Louis D. Statham
Master Chess Tournament
Result: 1-0, Round #5, Board #8
Thursday, March 11th, 1976

These scoresheets "SOLD" at eBay auction.

Note: This scoresheet digital scan is in black & white...


(Anthony John Miles // 1955 - 2001)

"The Game"

GM Anthony (Tony) Miles vs. GM Arthur Bisguier

Louis D. Statham
Master Chess Tournament
Lone Pine, CA
Round #5, Board #8
Time Control: 45 // 2 & 1/2
March 11, 1976


  1. c4 Nf6

  2. Nc3 e6

  3. Nf3 d5

  4. d4 c6

  5. cd ed

  6. Bg5 Be7

  7. e3 Bf5

  8. Be2 Nbd7

  9. 0-0 Ne4

  10. Be7 Qe7

  11. Rc1 0-0

  12. a3 a5

  13. Qb3 Nd6

  14. Na4 Bg4

  15. Rfe1 Bf3

  16. Bf3 f5

  17. g3 Kh8

  18. Qc2 g5

  19. Be2 g4

  20. Nc3 h5

  21. h4 hg

  22. Bh5 Rf6

  23. Ne2 Rh6

  24. Nf4 Rg8

  25. Kh2 Nf6

  26. Bf3 Nde4

  27. Rb1 Ng5

  28. Bd1 Ng4+

  29. Bg4 fg

  30. Re2 Ne6

  31. b4 ab

  32. ab Nc7

  33. e4 de

  34. Re4 Qf7

  35. Rbe1 Nd5

  36. Re6 Re6

  37. Re6 Rg5

  38. Qe4 Rf5

  39. Re8+ Kg7

  40. Ne6+ Kh6

  41. Rh8+ Kg6

  42. Rf8 Nf6

  43. Nf4+ Kh6

  44. Qf5 Resigns


Another chess gem by Tony against an American Icon
-- Grandmaster Arthur Bisguier. This game featured
a real GM slugfest with white attacking on the Q-side
while black set his aims on the K-side. The course of
the game becomes quite clear when Art played 18...
g5 with all eyes on the K-side. Tony then just waited
patiently and struck back with 21. h4 effectively block-
ing the "h-file." The tide definitely turned when Miles
broke through the center with 33. e4! Then he chased
Art's king around in circles and there was no where to
run and no where to hide. After 44. Qf5 the game ends
suddenly as mate is now looming on g6...

I'll forever remember Tony very much like his picture
given above. He was both a chess rebel and unique.
He became England's first International Grandmaster
in 1976 (thus winning the James Slater award and the
monetary gift that accompanied it). He also won the
World Junior Chess Championship in Manila in 1974
(acquiring the IM title). I'll always fondly remember
that one special night after the many Lone Pine chess
adventures (Tony played in the LP tournaments during
the years: '73, '76, '78-'80), and we had all arrived back
in the City -- San Francisco. During one evening the late
Guthrie McClain (we just knew him as "Mac"), Robert
(Bob) Burger, Tony Miles and myself spent a fantastic
evening in a Chinatown restaurant. We were there for
well over three hours discussing the usual chess politics,
International chess tournaments, and of course -- food!

These original scoresheets are in very good shape (they
remained boxed & fully protected for over twenty-seven
years). One scoresheet is initialed by GM Miles (on his
scoresheet copy), and both scores are signed by GM
Bisguier (matched set pair). Quite suitable for framing... :-)

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