Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Free chess spirits

A few minutes ago I was thinking to the open  minded chess players who are willing to explore new paths. I am grateful to Mike Basman, Gerard Welling, Philip du Chattel, Stefan Buecker, Mike Surtees just to name a few...and at the same time the thought flew to Jonathan Livingston Seagull....So glad that they exist...
UPDATED SEPT. 3rd 2011


  1. I'd like to give a mention to Mike Surtees. Mike is a regular on the English tournament scene, and famous around here for ideas such as 1.d4 c6 2.c4 f6 3.e4 e5 and 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 b5 4.a3 a6 5.Nf3 f6, among a few others!

  2. I fully agree with you! So I will update the original post including Mike Surtees (see also http://theamazingchessworld.blogspot.com/2011/04/about-mike-surtees-exciting-chess.html)