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Raymond Keene vs Brian Eley
British Junior Championship (1964), Whitby (ENG), rd 6, Aug-31
Dutch Defense: General (A80)  ·  1-0


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Nov-19-05  chesscrazy: Wow nice game. Look at the line of pawns on the queenside after 10...b6!
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  ray keene: because of the conclusion-this really is one of my favourite games-tho the overall quality is a bit too hit and miss for a pukkah anthology
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  ray keene: my opponent of course went on to win the british championship a few years after this
Feb-11-06  mack: <my opponent of course went on to win the british championship a few years after this>

And molest some children, not long after that.

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  ray keene: indeed i believe eley is now on the run from interpol in the drug dens of amsterdam
Apr-03-06  Cogano: A very good morning to you Mr. <Ray Keene> (Well it's 5:12AM EST for me in Toronto anyway!) & I sincerely hope this finds you well. :) If you'll forgive my infinite ignorance, what would have been your threat had Black captured your advanced e-pawn with his b7-rook? I've tried my best. But I continue to miss the trap of this move. Thank you most kindly for your anticipated patience, tolerance, understanding, consideration & assistance. Take very good care & have yourself a most joyous day, every day. :)
Apr-04-06  johnwgoes: The pawn on h7 would fall, allowing the h pawn to advance.
Apr-04-06  Cogano: Hello <johnwgoes> & I sincerely hope this finds you well. Thanks much for pointing that out. :) Do you mean something like this?

<41.e7 Rbxe7 (or Rexe7, I'm not sure it would make much of a difference!), 42.Rxe7 Rxe7, 43.Rxe7 Kxe7, 44.Ng5 followed by Nxh7>

Alas, I completely missed such a sequence! :( Another testament to my great ignorance, compounded by the cloud my sleep-deprivation keeps my brain shrouded in! Thanks much for clarifying that for me again. :) Take very good care & have a great day. :) Cheers mate! :)

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  ray keene: if black takes the e7 pawn i think just ng5 at once leaves black very badly off
Apr-05-06  Cogano: Hello once again Mr. <Keene> & I hope all is well! :) Thank you kindly for your reply & for taking the time to explain that to me. :) Yes, you're right, now that I see things in hindsight. Ng5 is quite pleasingly menacing. I only hope I improve enough to see such moves in my own games! :) Thank you kindly once again. :) Take very good care & have yourself a most joyous day, every day. :)

P.S. If I may be of further imposition: I consider myself a beginner in that I've read only a few beginner-level books & played even fewer games. Thus, taking that into consideration, what books would you recommend to someone like me, besides your own of course? :) Thank you kindly in advance. :)

Apr-07-06  aragorn69: <Ray> Do you mean that, after 41.e7!!, it's a forced win for White ?
Nov-24-06  nummerzwei: Weird game.I´ve never seen anything similar to this
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  ray keene: <cogano> sorry i missed your question-books on alekhines best games, nimzos my system and clarkes book on tal are all very good
Feb-10-08  Jesspatrick: I think 3.Bf4 vs the Dutch defense should be played more often. My experience is that White gets a small, but enduring advantage with a lot of flexibility.
Feb-15-09  WhiteRook48: great game by Keene!!
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  ray keene: thanks for the compliment-of course i shd have lost after mislaying two pawns but fortunately my opponent was clueless in the endgame!
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  ray keene: within 8 years of this game being played we had both won the british championship!
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  ray keene: and a few years after that he was on the run from interpol for sexual offences against minors
Sep-16-09  dhotts: On move 36 shouldn't Black leave his King at g8 and start pushing his queen side pawns with 36...b5. How is WHite to proceed as long as Black leaves his rook at e7 and uses his 8th rank rook to support his queen side pawn advances?
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  ray keene: i think leaving the rook on e7 is a good defensive idea-white has all sorts of tactical tricks-as in the game denouement-but if black sits tight i cant see a forced breakthrough
Jan-23-14  MarkFinan: <ray keene: and a few years after that he was on the run from interpol for sexual offences against minors>

I realise that this comment is nearly 5yrs old now, so any word on Eley these past few years in chess circles? If, and it's a big IF, he's still alive I can't imagine it being too hard to find him. No one just vanishes like that. I think that the police think he's dead. And good riddance too.

Jan-23-14  MarkFinan: This is a pretty good game by Ray, a great fightback. I do disagree with some of his annotations though, like giving 38..Rb7 a question mark and not 43..Rc7 because that deserves two??

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Make a great Tuesday/wednesday ceegee puzzle.

White to mate in 4.

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