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|Sep-23-18|| ||ray keene: <MissScarlett> no actually the main point was to create an archival record . It also links to my Twitter site where my up to date thoughts can be found. In fact I am working on a new book to cover the Carlsen v Caruana world championship at the invitation of Everyman Chess Publishing. Cheers! |
<The Focus> Thanks for your compliment!
|Sep-23-18|| ||ray keene: On my new website www.grandmasterray.com
It's possible to link directly to my Twitter site @times_chess by pressing on the Twitter icon at the bottom of the home page.
|Sep-23-18|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Ray,
A wee bit disappointed the site will not be doing a weekly or fortnightly take on chess things or making any comments at all.
I do not have a twitter account and if I was seen buying a copy of the Times in my neighbourhood I'd get slaughtered.
OK. Time to put you on the spot.
Carlsen v Caruana, who will win and go for a score. (just think of kudos you can sneak into the introduction of the Everyman book if you get it exactly right.)
My prediction...who cares what I think?....but Carlsen will win and it will all be over before Christmas.
|Sep-24-18|| ||Parachessus: Nice site, Ray! How about having a "Sargeant Pepper" album cover style collage in the background, with photos of all the chess greats and near-greats behind you? Also, you need to place a king to your right to create a formal balance.|
|Oct-12-18|| ||ray keene: <Sally Simpson> Carlsen to win 6.5 to 4.5
That's my prediction|
|Oct-12-18|| ||john barleycorn: <ray keene: <Sally Simpson> Carlsen to win 6.5 to 4.5 That's my prediction>|
count me in on that one. where to place my bet?
|Oct-12-18|| ||MissScarlett: <Ray>, I haven't been able to get any tickets for the cheap seats. Any chance of smuggling me in, past security?|
|Oct-12-18|| ||Sally Simpson: Thanks Ray,
You were very close with your 'Contenders for the Crown' written in 1994.
Anand and Kramnik made it, Gelfand and Shirov got within touching distance. A wee bit out on the strength of computers. You predicted another decade before a computer would beat a world champion.
In 1994 I would have said even later than that.
Good luck with the book and I too like the prediction. Looking forward to the match and hope to attend at least two of the games.
|Oct-12-18|| ||HeMateMe: Ray, the website looks great! Very regal, very...British! will this fellow be making an appearance?|
|Oct-13-18|| ||Count Wedgemore: <ray keene: Carlsen to win 6.5 to 4.5>|
I like that prediction.
|Oct-13-18|| ||john barleycorn: <MissScarlett: <Ray>, I haven't been able to get any tickets for the cheap seats. ...>|
Try the stand up. and stop grinding benefits out of others.
|Oct-21-18|| ||diceman: GM Keene has an excellent record:
Overall record: +1017 -147 =467 (76.7%)
|Nov-07-18|| ||Caissanist: GM Keene--any remembrances you have of the late Eric Schiller would be quite welcome.|
|Nov-26-18|| ||Joshka: Ray always loved your World Chess Championship
books you published. Now that FIDE has disgraced itself with this terrible format, think they will change?? Your Karpov-Korchnoi account from 1978 started my addiction to the royal game!!! I also thank God above for long classical matches filled with drama and excitement!! Cannot for the life of me understand our present day nonsense! Living in a world I no longer understand!!|
|Nov-27-18|| ||Sally Simpson: ***
I gave up trying to understand this planet years ago. We get by not trying to understand each other.
I'll get Ray's book as soon as it is out, Sadly no wins to get our teeth into but a few games will appear over my board and a few won't. (game 11).
I thought '78 was a well written classic. It could hardly fail with some great games and the off the board incidents described in a funny and wry manner.
I've seen the documentary about it. Worth seeing. All the young Edinburgh players (those born after '78) are gob smacked and loved it.
|Dec-21-18|| ||Dionysius1: I just bought a book GM Raymond Keene and Taulbut wrote on the French defence, Tarrasch variation from Amazon (by mistake as it happens, I was after something on the Tarrasch Defence). |
Brilliant accident. It's full of narrative and exposition as well as narrative: reminds me so much why I loved chess. Different reasons now (probably more an intellectual puzzle, but in those days I loved the feel of the pieces, and when I was playing well, it was like they talked to me in our own private world).
This generation can posture all they like about engines. In those days it was more like poetry. When it was exactly right, my chess was about the occasional glimpse into a platonic world of absolutes, guided by the pieces on my school chess boards. Always unknowable, but if one tried hard and sometimes even if one didn't deserve it, great things would happen.
Thanks Ray and Shaun (if you are still around). The honesty and fun of the book still shines!
|Dec-24-18|| ||Ron: Hello Raymond Keene,
Have you seen the games by AlphaZero? In this game, AlphaZero plays its knight like Staunton and Nimzovitch.
|Dec-24-18|| ||Dionysius1: Sorry, in my post above "...narrative and exposition as well as narrative..." should have been "...narrative and exposition as well as analysis...".|
|Dec-24-18|| ||JimNorCal: <ray keene: Carlsen to win 6.5 to 4.5>
<CountW>: I like that prediction|
Since there were 12 games ... umm ... 6.5 plus 4.5 ...
|Dec-24-18|| ||Diademas: <JimNorCal: <ray keene: Carlsen to win 6.5 to 4.5> <CountW>: I like that prediction
Since there were 12 games ... umm ... 6.5 plus 4.5 >|
Really? Try again.
There would not be a need for 12 games with the score 6.5 to 4.5
|Dec-24-18|| ||JimNorCal: Sure, Diademas, my mistake!|
|Dec-25-18|| ||ray keene: Happy Christmas Day. Thanks for all the great comments. A few responses: |
So happy that my book on the Tarrasch French is liked. Yes Shaun Taulbut and I are still around.
Final score in Carlsen v Caruana was 9-6 so my prediction was in the right direction even tho there was a rapid shoot out.
Yes I have seen and annotated the Alpha Zero games see @times_chess on twitter for links to my column in The Times.
Yes Fide must change WCC format. Now that Nigel Short is Fide VEEP I expect great things😀
My book on the match is out and achieved the distinction of silver medal in the Chess Club Live book poll.
On @times_chess I shall post some entertaining games for The Christmas Holidays.
God bless you all especially our friends who keep chess games.com alive and well through thick and thin.
Happy and Blessed Christmas Day🌲🎄😇
|Dec-25-18|| ||moronovich: Happy Christmas Day to you too <Ray> !|
|Dec-26-18|| ||redlance: Merry Christmas to you Ray and the family!!!|
|Jan-14-19|| ||MissScarlett: <Ray>, what's going on?|
Chess & Bridge Shop
Carlsen v Caruana by @Times_Chess & Byron Jacobs has been removed from sale. We apologise to customers who purchased it from us and offer a refund/exchange. Our customers deserve better See review by @olimpiuurcan http://tinyurl.com/y96ec699 @thetimes 1/2>
<Chess & Bridge Shop
Our action is unprecedented but we believe justified. Annotations by Jacobs are fine. Foreword by @nigelshortchess is interesting and thought-provoking yet even there, "finallist" (sic) is spelt incorrectly. If you still want to buy the book, itís being plugged via @thetimes 2/2>
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