Thank you Maestro! 💜
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Two of the most esteemed chess players in the world of Unorthodox Chess Openings combined their efforts to produce the FINAL word on Basman's unusual openings.
A new book with 304 pages!
A real labour of love.
004 Symbols and bibliography
011 Chapter 1 Basmania in Biel
047 Chapter 2 Basmania in Belgium
061 Chapter 3 St. George’s Opening with Black and White
099 Chapter 4 Grob’s Inheritance
161 Chapter 5 Global Opening Play
217 Chapter 6 Basmania for the 21st Century
293 Chapter 7 Outro
299 Index Games
Here you can read a detailed description and a 18 pages sample as well!
I can't wait to read the whole book!
Thursday, November 19, 2020
IMPORTANT: on his website Basman offers chess lessons! What an amazing opportunity to study Basman's unorthodox chess openings under the Master's own guidance!
Here's a YouTube Grob & St. George Video
Sunday, March 22, 2020
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Thursday, December 26, 2019
The title is "Bas-Man : My best games 1951-1961" , 40 pages 30 annotated games with many diagrams.
Written in 1961 and first published in 2019 by :
Chess Ambassador Ltd.
7 Billockby Close
Mike Basman's current email address where you can contact him is
The price is 5,95 British Pound
On the backflap text we read :
"Mike Basman is one of the most famous eccentrics of the chess world - but was he always like this ?
This book of his early years, written when he was about 15 year old, shows a more orthodox player,
who, steeped in the books of the great chess popularisers Fred Reinfeld and Irving Chernev,
played regular openings such as the Giuoco Piano. Queens Gambit and Sicilian Defence.
As such, the books is a marvellous instructional work for any young player hoping to rise up from the amateur and novice ranks to become a succesful performer on the national and international stage.
How far can YOU go ? "
PS I want to express my appreciation to IM Welling for letting me know about it.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Now the eBook has been published as an ePub/Kindle file and you can purchase it at the following links:
Mobi: HERE or HERE
Sunday, September 1, 2019
"Side-Stepping Mainline Theory: Cut Down on Opening Study and Get a Middlegame You Are Familiar With" by IM Welling and FM Giddins
At last here you can read a preview of it.
A great tool to minimize opening study and to create a sound and rock solid opening repertoire.
It's exactly what the non master tournament player needs!