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Simon Bibby vs Michael John Basman
BCF-ch (1990), Eastbourne ENG, rd 4, Aug-02
Carr Defense: General (B00)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-22-04  shr0pshire: This is so beautiful it made me cry. Very precise play from Basman. He had this dude's number!
Sep-14-04  Rowson: Well it's a nice game but i didn't get all that emotional.
Sep-14-04  RisingChamp: My god Basman plays a totally outlandish opening and suddenly his opponents position disintegrates.1.h6 2.a6?!!!!I think Bibbys f4 was too overambitious.After Bc4 he ends up in big big trouble.But I personally think 1.a6 2 h6 4 g5 is just too much and I doubt it would work against anyone good.They seem to be simply wasting a lot of time and conceding the centre unnessecarily.
Sep-14-04  clocked: 11.Qf3
Sep-14-04  RisingChamp: Clocked after Qf3 black has 11 f6.Then white has to play Bc1 which looks simply awful.Black will continue to pressurize white.
Sep-14-04  clocked: <RisingChamp> white must do no such thing! Black can't take b2 OR g5 White can yawn and play
Bd2 Qxb2? Rb1 or
Bb3 fxg5? Qf7+ Kd8 Qxg7
Sep-14-04  RisingChamp: Ok but after ur Bd2 I can simply go ahead with the Rh2 plan cuz there is no longer any threat to f7
Sep-14-04  RisingChamp: After all that was the idea of ur Qf3- to stop Rh2 with a threat to f7- and it doesnt work though I conceded I made an erronous statement abt Bc1 which is certainly worse than ur sensible bd2
Sep-14-04  clocked: <RisingChamp> look again, the knight is attacked once (you played f6 remember?) and it is defended twice anyways (remember Bd2?) Also, you seem to have forgotten my first move which was 11.Qf3 (see above) your qe4 (winning a pawn) loses your queen.
Sep-14-04  clocked: Bd2 Rxh2? Rxh2 (or 0-0-0!) Qg1+ Ke2 Qxh2 Bxg8 (white is up a piece)
Sep-14-04  RisingChamp: I am sorry I completely missed two seperate things(a)my knight is attacked and no longer protected B)my queen cant take both rooks at the same time(I mentally captured the rook on h1).All the same when I am less tired I will try and find something after Qf3 actually that was quite a good suggestion!
Sep-14-04  RisingChamp: Yes I am very sleepy clocked I killed that first message when I looked the board again.
Sep-14-04  RisingChamp: That whole variation was analysed with ur queen on d1.In which case my analysis was correct I was looking at board on move 10 and forgot to mentally move ur queen
Sep-14-04  clocked: actually... even with the queen still on d1 and the pawn still at f7, after Qa3 white can play Qf3 (again :-) ) with advantage
Sep-14-04  RisingChamp: Im too sleepy :).Thanx sorry and please believe me I am not bad as this awful bit of analysis seems to indicate.
Jan-25-05  schnarre: A nice unorthodox touch!
Jan-05-06  bibs: Kind of agree with Rising Champ that it wouldnt work against anyone good. I was white. Took me a while to see the funny side of this game... I'm perhaps not quite as bad as this game suggests however. Fortunately. Cheeky Basman tried it against me a few years later, but only scraped a draw in a blitz finish that time.

Jan-11-06  schnarre: <bibs> Tenacity pays off! Keep it up.
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  hesyrett: Here Basman shows the plus side of playing second-rate openings:  you know all the tactical possibilities, sometimes known as "cheapo potential", and your opponent may well miss something, the way Mr. Bibby here overlooked 11...♖xh2! (the main point of 10...♕b6).  This kind of stuff doesn't beat GMs, but it's deadly in club play and weekend Swisses!
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  whiteshark: Sometimes this 1/2...a6/h6 moves are called <little dog ears> opening. :D
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