Simon Says — Basman's lost ideas (part 2)

by Simon Williams
11/12/2018 – In this Simon Says I will take a look at some forgotten ideas that originated from the great mind of Mike Basman. This time we look at ideas with the White pieces.

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Basman's lost ideas: White Pieces

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3 Qe2 is a fun idea in the Kings Gambit, why not give the White King the d1 square to move to?


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Simon Williams became a IM in 1998 and a GM in 2008. For the last 15 years he has concentrated on teaching, playing and making instructional chess DVDs. He also has a lot of experience commentating about chess. Being the regular commentator at the strongest and best open tournament in the world, Gibraltar. Simon Williams is the author of numerous chess books. His first chess book. 'Play the Classical Dutch' got voted, in New in Chess, as one of the top 10 chess books of all time. His playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds. No wonder he produced two widely acclaimed ChessBase DVDs on the King's Gambit. More information about Williams can be found on his website.
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lagerstein lagerstein 11/19/2018 11:01
Does he claim that Qe2 in the King's Gambit is a Basman lost idea?
lagerstein lagerstein 11/19/2018 11:01
Does he claim that Qe2 in the King's Gambit is a Basman lost idea?
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