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|Mar-16-13|| ||wordfunph: "If we are to elevate the game of chess to a popular sport, grandmasters must become gladiators, otherwise the game will languish on the periphery, a voice crying in the wilderness, condemned to live and die on a cold arctic shore."|
- IM Michael Basman
|Mar-16-13|| ||SugarDom: Best quote ever!!
Galing ng research mo tsongki.
|Mar-17-13|| ||Abdel Irada: It's highway grobbery, I tell you!|
|Apr-17-13|| ||Tired Tim: Little known chess facts no 852: "Basman's family knew the singer Cleo Laine, who worked as a babysitter for the young Michael." (impeccable)source - Wikipedia. |
Possibly in the same league as "John Dankworth played second board for Hampstead, and Ray Keene was a session museum for The Clash"
|Jun-10-13|| ||arthurp: Michael how could you do this! I never saw so many incorrect opening moves played by you in 2009.1.D4??
1.E4??,1.d4 d5??. Please get back to Basmanian chess! Play in more tournaments!|
|Feb-28-14|| ||offramp: In heaven Basman never stops punching Nimzowitsch in the stomach and shouting, Your stupid ideas destroyed my career!!|
|Mar-25-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess will always be in the doldrums as a spectator sport while a draw is given equal mathematical value as a decisive result> - Michael Basman.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <If we are to elevate the game of chess to a popular sport, grandmasters must become gladiators, otherwise the game will languish on the periphery, a voice crying in the wilderness, condemned to live and die on a cold arctic shore> - Michael Basman.|
|Mar-16-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Michael Basman.|
|Aug-29-16|| ||offramp: Mike, who is now 70, has run into trouble.
<The world's biggest chess championship faces being wound up after its organiser was bankrupted over a £300,000 tax bill.
The prestigious Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge, which involves more than 1,200 schools and has run for 20 years, is locked in a long-running dispute with the HMRC over VAT levied on its entry fees.
Mike Basman, the competition's founder, was handed an order of bankruptcy at the High Court in London last week, throwing the future of the competition, which staged its "terafinal" last weekend, into doubt.
The 70-year-old, from Surrey, said: "There's no way I can pay this. I'm a chess teacher and my work is to run a tournament, not to collect tax.>
It does not seem to be Basman's fault. I think the English tax people are being a bit faceless and hard-hearted.
|Aug-29-16|| ||MissScarlett: It seems to be very much Basman's fault. 'I'm doing it for the kids' doesn't constitute a legal defence.|
|Sep-15-16|| ||sfm: "The rest of us were lucky that Basman played those weird openings. When he played something sound he was really dangerous!
- Keene (as per my memory)|
|Feb-13-17|| ||offramp: <sfm: "The rest of us were lucky that Basman played those weird openings. When he played something sound he was really dangerous! - Keene (as per my memory)>|
That is funny! It makes me think of
Sam Sloan and his constant adoption of the Grob as White and the disastrous Damiano Defence as Black. He is a strong player but handicaps himself from the first move.
|May-04-17|| ||keypusher: From across the Atlantic it seems very strange. VAT is not new. Entry fees are not new. Aren't there established methods for collecting one from the other (or demonstrating that you are exempt)?|
|May-04-17|| ||MissScarlett: <
Let me tell you how it will be,
There's one for you, nineteen for me,
'Cause I'm the Basman, yeah, I'm the Basman.
Should five per cent appear too small,
Be thankful I don't take it all,
'Cause I'm the Basman, yeah I'm the Basman...>
|May-05-17|| ||MissScarlett: <
Case Name MICHAEL JOHN BASMAN
Court County Court at Kingston-upon-Thames
Case Year 2016
Order Date 08 August 2016
Status Currently Bankrupt : Automatic Discharge will be 08 August 2017 See FootNote
Case Description MICHAEL JOHN BASMAN SELF-EMPLOYED CHESS TEACHER OF 7 BILLOCKBY CLOSE, CHESSINGTON, SURREY, KT9 2ED>
|Oct-27-17|| ||posoo: now dis - DIS - is da true best playor of all time. he wod win ALL TORNAUES if da PSS were adopted.|
LOOK at da imagination! da petience! DA AGRESS. INCREDABLE.
HUNDRED PERCENT berst player in da mold of DA OLD POSOO.
|Nov-21-17|| ||Octavia: Could anyone upload this game: Sowray-Basman, Exeter 1980 ? It's in Basman's St George book.|
<Scarlett> did you loose a lot & badly to Basman?
|Nov-22-17|| ||MissScarlett: <<Scarlett> did you loose a lot & badly to Basman?>|
It's Basman who lost the lot. But, as ever, it's nothing personal - Chernev highlighted the <bright side of chess>; my themes are darker.
|Mar-16-19|| ||redlance: Happy Birthday!!!|
|Mar-16-19|| ||woldsmandriffield: Social media giants pay paltry amounts in tax & contribute to a mental health epidemic among young people, treatment for which is paid for by ordinary taxpayers.|
Michael Basman ran a non-profit chess tournament to improve children’s thinking skills. HMRC went after him & showed no mercy.
|Mar-17-19|| ||JimNorCal: "Government is another word for things we do together..."|
|Mar-17-19|| ||MissScarlett: <You can only apply for bankruptcy online. It costs £680.>|
|Mar-23-19|| ||woldsmandriffield: Perhaps Michael Basman should have changed his name to Lorraine.|
|Mar-23-19|| ||MissScarlett: £300,000 for a one-year sabbatical sounds quite reasonable remuneration to me. Unless he got booted from his home, in which case he might end bumming a kip on Leonard William Barden 's sofa.|
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