Monday, 6 July 2009

Long Interview

My latest chess interview is with International Master Mike Basman. At 11 pages, it's the longest yet and it can be found in the July issue of CHESS Magazine.

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Anonymous said...

Great interview with Mike Basman - did he prove difficult?

Some quite prickly answers to perfectly reasonable questions I thought.

Sean Marsh said...

Thanks Paul.

No, he wasn't at all difficult. The prickliness was often tongue in cheek and/or irony.

The dynamics between the leading players of the 1970s were complex, as one would imagine given characters at opposite ends of various spectrums.

There are not many people who would grab Smyslov and shake him to offer a draw!