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Raymond Keene vs D B Pennycuick
"Penny Dreadful" (game of the day May-20-2015)
Masters Match (1964), ?, Jul-20
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights Variation. Petrosian System (D91)  ·  1-0


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  ray keene: 14 h4! reinforcing the g5 knight is in my view the refutation of blacks bh6 idea.
Apr-19-06  Lightupmyknife: Quickly, newbies! Do you grab that
pawn with 23 Nxb7?

No! It's much stronger to take complete control of the e-file with the rooks while you have that dominating knight on d6 controlling the e8-square. This is the MASTER'S approach to the position.

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  thegoodanarchist: agree with GM Keene, even before I saw his comment I thought the Bishop on h6 was a miserable piece
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  FSR: For those who, like me, were mystified by the pun:
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  offramp: "Masters' Match" in this case referring to pupils versus teachers; Keene as the pupil.
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  Infohunter: Thanks <FSR>. I was wondering about that.
May-20-15  Karposian: I think that 19...Be2 was a mistake. Why moving that bishop, it had a great square on g4, it looked strong there.

19...Re8 was better, and then after White moves away his knight (as he probably should), he should follow up with 20...Re2.

But a great game by Ray Keene, no doubt, ending with a powerful and decisive kingside attack.

May-20-15  mruknowwho: Not sure I understand the intent of 5...Ne4. A tempo wasted so Black gets a bishop in exchange for a knight? I would also like to add that 12...f6 looks like a blunder.
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  perfidious: <mruknowwho: Not sure I understand the intent of 5...Ne4. A tempo wasted so Black gets a bishop in exchange for a knight?>

All standard stuff and far from bad; the bishop pair can come in useful later on if White is careless in playing to utilise his spatial edge, same as in the QGD Tartakower.

May-20-15  DaGreenster: the way you played this was kray kray
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  morfishine: This game is better than it looks. IMHO, a positional masterpiece by Keene
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  NM JRousselle: I don't understand Black's Bh6 idea. 9 ed is known to be OK for Black. The h6 square is needed for the pawn to force the g5 knight to retreat. Black's dark bishop often goes to f6 and his king goes to g7.
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  kevin86: Mate to come in two more moves.
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  Domdaniel: Alternatively: <The Cuick and the Dead>.
May-20-15  Bycotron: Kevin86, when I read your posts I can't help but imagine an ear of corn actually chiming in to the conversation. It makes me smile. :) Thank you!

As far as the game is concerned, I have nothing significant to add to the discussion.

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  playground player: Grandmaster Keene, did the police ever find that body where you deduced it would be? If you don't mind me going way off topic, how did that case turn out?
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  offramp: I believe it turned out to be the butler.
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  offramp: The greatest of all Penny Dreadfuls was probably Varney the Vampire. That was published weekly, then compiled into a colossal and very good Gothic novel. It is huge. Author: unknown. NN, I suppose. I bought it recently on Kindle for 0.62. Despite the gap of 150 years the book costs less *now* than it did when it was published. Not "in real terms", I mean in actual physical money!

It is well worth reading, especially if you think the series Dark Shadows was way too short.

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  ray keene: <playgound player> sadly no-there was a police cock up which made a mess of the whole case. I am currently working on a film script about it-Hollywood here I come-and thanks for asking; also thanks in general for all the appreciative comments about the game.
May-20-15  DaGreenster: no one realized my hip-hop reference with Keene, Ray... Kray kray? come on now not all of you are old.
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  playground player: <ray keene> Lestrade managed to drop the ball? Too bad. But I can't wait to see the movie! Please keep us posted.
May-21-15  DaGreenster: wow the wikipedia article on ray keene isn't too nice. i suppose with enough unsound tactics youre bound to get in trouble.
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  Domdaniel: So who plays Cobblepot?

Unfortunately, I think the title <Mondo Bizarro> has already been used.

But the young Ray Keene - check out the Havana Olympiad in the 1960s when he was a dead ringer for a young, hip Bob Dylan - could lead to interesting casting. Maybe Cate Blanchett, reprising her Dylan role from Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There" ... ?

Danny De Vito gets a cameo as King Penguin, of course, with Benedict Cumberpatch as his younger self, and Robert Lord Taylor as stunt double.

With Mel Gibson as Garry 'Mad Gazza' Kasparov, Johnny Depp as Nigel Long, Renee Zellweger as Susan Polgar, and Vinny Jones as Nosher. Plus an uncredited cameo from Woody Allen as Inspector Micky Adams of Scotland Yard.

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