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G K Sandiford vs Raymond Keene
Dulwich College (1961), ?
Nimzowitsch Defense: Scandinavian. Advance Variation (B00)  ·  0-1
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Oct-08-04  Leviathan: The game is very ingenious and Ray's notes are pleasant and instructive.

I like this line of the Nimzowitsch, I'll try to learn something more about it :)

Dec-11-04  buscher07: Yes, thanks for the notes.
Mar-22-05  KibitzerX: <Ray Keene> Another well played game! I really like how you explicitly annotate your games. Is this how you are thinking when you play?

("i.e. 28 ♖xc6 ♕d5+ leads to checkmate, while after 28 ♖b5 ♘e7 [28...♘xd4] White also loses control of the long light-squared diagonal. ")

Or is it less formal sounding? Also at what move are most grandmaster games out of the "book" (or prescribed theory)? Respectfully - kibitzerX -

Mar-22-05  Shams: interesting. there are 11 games in the cg db after 3...f6 and black scores pretty well. apparently 4.f4 is not best: Opening Explorer
Jul-20-05  britny rules: i watched this game bing played
Jul-21-05
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  ray keene: <britney rules> were you at dulwich college when i played this game?

thanks for other comments-theres not so much theory on this line -when i played the game i only knew a few games by nimzowitsch-and yes i clearly saw the variations at the end as stated.

Jul-21-05  Montreal1666: <ray keene:> Brilliant game Mr. Keene. Thanks for the annotations. This game can be used as an example for anti-computer style. I wish Adams had looked at these kind of games before taking on Hydra.
Oct-11-05  schnarre: <ray keene> Very instructive! Have you perchance written a work on this defense?
Oct-13-05
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  ray keene: yes i co wrote a book on 1..nc6 v everything with byron jacobs-a complete defence for black i think it was called-not sure its still in print
Oct-14-05  schnarre: <ray keene> When was that approximately, if I may ask? (Would it have been printed on this side of the Atlantic?)
Oct-14-05
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  ray keene: published by batsford in the uk-- i am sure there was a usa edition too-a complete defence for black was definitely the title by keene and jacobs
Oct-14-05  schnarre: <ray keene> My thanks! I shall search for a copy when I am able.

Apr-18-06  TenFeetTall: Well, once again, this is certainly
remarkable play for a CHILD to be
conducting. Some people go on to
become Grandmasters, while others
are left in the starting blocks, I suppose.
Dec-29-08  YoungEd: I had never seen 3. ...f6 before, and it's unexpectedly hard to meet! As GM Keene notes, White's Q-bishop is doomed to a pretty bad state after f4. I wonder if trying to protect the e-pawn on move 4 with Bb5 might be better. I agree with <Montreal1666> that the notes are helpful; I find prose explanations more useful and interesting than just variations.
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