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Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Michael John Basman
2nd Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1978), London ENG, rd 3, Aug-26
Formation: Hippopotamus (A00)  ·  0-1
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Feb-06-08  prinsallan: Nice game here by mr. Basman. I have been studying this guy for some days now to cath up with some interesting uncommon openings. Note the lovely positon of the board on Blacks side after 10 moves!

The ending here is also i sight i will remember!

Mar-24-10  birthtimes: Yes, after 10 moves, this is known as the Hippopotamus Defense, and it appears this is the first recorded game, at least on this site, that Basman played with it. Nice example also of an overwhelming queenside attack on a White king that has castled long...not the best thing to do against a hippo!
Aug-12-12  shakespeare: 28.Nxg4 is absolutely deadly - threatening Qf5 with mate
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