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U Cannot Be Serious!

Avant-Garde Strategy in Chess
Nivå B-D
Utgivelsesdato April 2021
Pris 320 NOK
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Endelig en bibel om de ekstravagante åpningene som IM Michael Basman forbløffet verden med særlig rundt 1980, og iblant fortsatt. Her er særlig 1 a3, 1 h3, 1 g4, 1 b4, 1...a6, 1...b5, 1...g5 og 1...h6, med imponerende grad av suksess!

Dette er blant annet historien om disse åpningene fra 1978 og framover gjennom partier (alle unntatt ett) av Michael Basman, mot både stormestere, IMer og mindre størrelser.

Fra forordet av IM Gerard Welling:

This book is about co-author and international master Michael Basman, who has been an avant-garde strategist on the chessboard from his early days as a tournament player and who has collected his share of ridicule and scorn throughout the years.

But he has been fairly successful, so we can ask ourselves who has been right, the master or his critics. Former world champion Mikhail Botvinnik saw through the facade of experimental play and named Basman a creative and talented player. But even on the British player's home turf, there was often sharp rejection of his way of playing chess. Interesting wins were more than once described as lucky, and losses as the natural consequence of sins against chess.

Even in the late 1970s, when Mike Basman was a household name in British chess, British Chess Magazine was still writing he was ‘handicapping’ himself by his unfortunate opening choices. An interesting exception to this trend was grandmaster Raymond Keene, who back in 1982 wrote an extensive article on Basman's games from the Benedictine Masters in Manchester. He praised the strategical ideas but criticized the implementation. And he finished his article with an example of how these ideas could have found a place in one's own strategic arsenal.

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Innbundet? Nei
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk
Antall sider 304