Michael Basman

Michael Basman

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Michael John Basman (born 16 March 1946 in St Pancras, London) is an English chess player, chess author and International Master. He was awarded the International Master title in 1980. He is a prolific writer, who has made many contributions to the field of chess openings, and is particularly known for frequently choosing bizarre or rarely played openings in his own games, including the St. George Defence (with which English Grandmaster Tony Miles once famously defeated the then World Champion Anatoly Karpov), the Grob (for Black and White) and also The Creepy Crawly, which is a3, then h3 followed by a quick c4. Possibly his greatest tournament success was when tying for first place in the British Chess Championship tournament of 1973, although he was to lose the play-off match with William Hartston.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135737570
  • 9786135737578