Chess Scenes At a Death Bed

Michael Basman’s reflections during his brother Robert’s final moments.

THE WIDE BATTLEFIELD

Michael Basman writes up the Northumbrian Masters, October 2021. Analysis of a game from the competition by Trisha Kanyamarala and Roddy McKay. Photography by Paul Charlton.

Brightening Northern Skies: Northumbrian Masters

Michael Basman writes up the Northumbrian Masters, August 2021. Analysis of a game from the competition using the Grob Ga-ga Gambit.

29/05/21 Puzzle: Solution

Solution to the chess puzzle from 29/05/21. Short master games in the ‘short sharp shocks’ collection.

29/05/21 COMPETITION: Short Master Games

Chess puzzle from 29/05/21. Find the best continuation for white in this game.

22/05/21 Puzzle: Solution

Solution to the chess puzzle from 22/05/21. Short master games in the ‘short sharp shocks’ collection.

22/05/21 COMPETITION: Short Master Games

Chess puzzle from 22/05/21. Find the best continuation for white in this game.

15/05/21 Puzzle: Solution

Solution to the chess puzzle from 15/05/21. Short master games in the ‘short sharp shocks’ collection.