Michael Basman
Michael Basman

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Name: Michael Basman
Occupation: Chess Player
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 16, 1946
Age: 76
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Michael Basman

Michael Basman was born on March 16, 1946 in England (76 years old). Michael Basman is a Chess Player, zodiac sign: Pisces. Find out Michael Basmannet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He is the creator of the U.K. Chess Challenge tournament for young chess players.

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Before Fame

He was born in London and his family name was originally Basmadjian.

Biography Timeline


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. Grandmaster Ray Keene once wrote, referring to Basman's promotion of youth chess, "Michael Basman is in many ways the most important person in British chess."

Family Life

Michael's father emigrated from Armenia to the U.K..

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