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Michael Basman vs Alexandar Budnikov
17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1993), London ENG, rd 2, Aug-22
Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Defense (A00)  ·  1-0



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Feb-17-04  Whitehat1963: I've heard of hypermodern chess, but white's must be a "post-hypermodern" opening. If chessplayers were authors, perhaps Basman = Foster Wallace, Pynchon or DeLillo?
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  Everett: DeLillo? Julian "Flaubert's Parrot, History of the World in 10.5 Chapters" Barnes, maybe, but not DeLillo. White Noise, certainly, may be a condemnation of TV, supermarkets and biochemical accidents (and maybe having children in this day and age), but it's not hyper- anything. My opinion only, of course
Oct-27-05  aw1988: <Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Defense. (A00)>
Oct-27-05  hintza: <Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Defense. (A00)> You're having a laugh, surely?
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  WannaBe: I guess the original <Yucky, Gross, Disguesting, Yewwwwwwww: Classical Defense. (A00)> Didn't get approved. =)

What does the modern version looks like, I wonder.

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  Domdaniel: < Foster Wallace, Pynchon or DeLillo? > I yield to no-one in my admiration for Pynchon -- I even wrote an MA thesis on Gravity's Rainbow, in which chess (structure) is contrasted with chaos (no structure, anti-paranoia, where nothing is connected to anything else...). And structure, in Pynchon's cosmos, suggests intent or conspiracy -- "The mackerel sky looks less like a moire, and more like a chessboard".

But Basman is perhaps even *more* radical. William Burroughs, maybe? Cut-up chess?

"Boys, take the place apart..."

Oct-16-13  Pulo y Gata: <Creepy Crawly Formation: Classical Defense. (A00)>

A00 opening you must play before you die.

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  Domdaniel: <WannaBe> -- < I guess the original <Yucky, Gross, Disguesting, Yewwwwwwww: Classical Defense. (A00)> Didn't get approved. =) What does the modern version looks like, I wonder.>

Heh. I reckon the modern version should be called the BUG Opening (Bizarre, Unprecedented, Grotesque...)

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