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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.In 1975 England contested a match over ten boards against France in Luton. Basman played Board One, ahead of future super Grandmasters Nunn and Speelman.He created the UK Chess Challenge, a tournament for juniors of all standards and ages progressing over four stages.

Basman's father was an Armenian immigrant who changed the family name from Basmadjian. His family knew the singer Cleo Laine, who worked as a babysitter for the young Michael.

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Total Books: 15
Chess For Kids
2006 - Chess for Kids [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781417770847
ISBN-10: 1417770848
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Chess for Kids
2006 - Chess for Kids (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780756618070
ISBN-10: 075661807X
Genre: Children's Books
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Chess for Kids
2001 - Chess for Kids (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780789465405
ISBN-10: 078946540X
Genre: Children's Books
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Chess for Kids
2001 - Chess for Kids [DK Superguide] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780751362299
ISBN-10: 0751362298
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment
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SuperActiv Chess
2000 - Superactiv Chess (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340791622
ISBN-10: 0340791624
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The Killer Grob
1991 - The Killer Grob [Pergamon Chess Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780080371313
ISBN-10: 0080371310
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Batsford Chess Course
1990 - Batsford Chess Course (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713460988
ISBN-10: 0713460989
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1989 - Killer Grob [Pergamon chess openings] (Hardcover)Paperback
Batsford Chess Course
Batsford Chess Course [The Macmillan chess library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780020303770
ISBN-10: 0020303777
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Play the St George
Play the St George [Pergamon Chess Openings] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780080297170
ISBN-10: 008029717X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Play the Saint George
Play the Saint George [Pergamon Chess Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780080297187
ISBN-10: 0080297188
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment
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Batsford Second Chess Course
Batsford Second Chess Course [A Batsford chess book] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780713464757
ISBN-10: 0713464755
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The New st George
The New St George [Cadogan Chess] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857440195
ISBN-10: 1857440196
Genres: Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment
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Jovenes Jugadores De Ajedrez/Chess for Kids