Monday, December 15, 2014

Basman in action at the London Chess Classic Rapidplay 2014

In a previous post we talked about the game:
Basman,Michael J - Giri,Anish [A00] London Chess Classic Rapidplay 2014 
Mike Basman's tournament card from the London Chess Classic Rapidplay 2014
is fully respectable if we consider that Basman is 68 years old now and he doesn't play serious chess very often:
see link to the FIDE Rating's site
We have great respect for this chess genius and we would be more than happy to be able to see the game scores of Basman's wins & draws against players rated > Elo 2.400 ...... :-)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

1.e4 Nh6 tournament game between FIDE rated players above 2.250

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Basman,Michael J - Giri,Anish [A00] London Chess Classic Rapidplay 2014

During the recent London Chess Classic Rapidplay, IM Basman played against super GM Anish Giri. Of course he played "his stuff": 1.g4
Basman lost the game, but after 13 moves the game would have been very interesting and approximately equal, had Basman played 13.Bg5!? instead 13.h5?!
IMO the difficulty with 1.g4 is that it is much easier to go astray with it than in standard openings. 
Basman,Michael J - Giri,Anish [A00]

London Chess Classic Rapidplay (5.6), 06.12.2014

1.g4 d5 2.h3 e5 3.Bg2 c6 4.d4 e4 5.c4 Be6 6.Nc3 Ne7 7.f3 Ng6 8.fxe4 dxe4 9.Bxe4 Bxc4 10.Nf3 Bb4 11.Qc2 Nd7 12.h4 Nf6 13.h5 [better is  13.Bg5 (see diagram) Qd6 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.0–0–0 and the game is open to every possible result]  

Friday, September 26, 2014

Timman - Fries Nielsen 0-1, Politiken Cup July 2014

The Danish IM Jens Ove Fries Nielsen is an original player. 
Here you can see his recent win against Timman where Jens Ove Fries Nielsen played the Hippo.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TASC Chess Tutorial 2 (CD)

The first 5 Chess Steps material contained in a single CD.
Although this CD has been published a few years ago, the chess principles contained in it do not change in time. Recommended.