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|Feb-26-15|| ||MissScarlett: You mean, like it has been for the past few years, at least? After all that, are you actually intending to go?|
|Feb-26-15|| ||offramp: <MissScarlett: You mean, like it has been for the past few years, at least? After all that, are you actually intending to go?>|
Erm... Are you going?
|Feb-27-15|| ||ray keene: Varsity match is at RAC Pall Mall Saturday March 7. Starts around noon. I have written pieces with the info for The Sunday Times, The Times and The Spectator.|
|Feb-27-15|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<Ray>
will you be writing a bit about "the crusties." ie John Nunn, Jon Speelman, Keith Arkell, Terry Chapman and the most self confessed senile of them all, Nigel Short? (World Senior Team Chp, 50+.)
So great to see that part of the silver Olympiad team back together.
|Mar-01-15|| ||Paint My Dragon: Hmmm, quite easy to construct a best 50+ squad, but what would England's best 65+ squad look like?|
Keene, Hartston and Botterill come to mind instantly ... but if you had been compelled to play in Dresden this year Ray, which four over-65s would you have wanted alongside you?
|Mar-07-15|| ||offramp: I am there right now. In the St James Room. I'm wearing the gold and red Middlesex tie.|
|Mar-07-15|| ||MissScarlett: I'm the big black guy sitting right behind you.|
|Mar-07-15|| ||offramp: Michael Francis Stean was looking well.|
|Mar-08-15|| ||MissScarlett: How was Ray looking?
|Mar-14-15|| ||Tabanus: Dear Mr. Keene, your forum is closed but perhaps you read this. BCM says you was the organizer of the London Docklands playoff in 1985. Hoping to promote Game Collection: London Candidates Reserve Playoff 1985, I wonder if you can remember: 1) who was/were arbiter(s), 2) the seconds of the players, 3) anything else you might want to add (or subtract).|
|Mar-22-15|| ||ray keene: Over 65 squad ? Bill Hartston Michael Basman and George Botterill. Sadly Andrew Whiteley is no more. My selection wd be pretty much the same as our Bronze medal winning student team of 1967 which defeated USSR 3-1 !|
|Mar-22-15|| ||ray keene: <Tabanus> Sorry I don't recall much about the 1985 reserves qualifier. Was there a BCM report? Maybe that wd help.|
|Mar-22-15|| ||Tabanus: <ray keene> Okay, thanks. Yes there was a BCM report related to me by <Paint My Dragon>, but according to him it says nothing about arbiters and seconds. Here is the CG page as it is now: London Candidates Reserve Playoff (1985) - it can still be edited.|
|Mar-24-15|| ||Paint My Dragon: <Ray> Thanks. Great result against the USSR in '67. I met Andrew Whiteley many years ago, but had no idea he'd defeated Boris Gulko!|
|Apr-04-15|| ||BishopBerkeley: Interesting Harvard study just released, including:
"Ages at which different cognitive skills peak"
Cognitive processing speed: late teens
Learning/remembering names: early 20s
Short term memory: ages 25-35
Face-recognition memory: early 30s
Social understanding: ages 45-55
Verbal knowledge: age 65+
More on this interesting study in the Harvard Gazette:
|Apr-04-15|| ||offramp: What does verbal knowledge mean?|
|Apr-04-15|| ||Karposian: <offramp> I guess you'll find that out when you hit 65.|
|Apr-05-15|| ||offramp: Forward look to it me!|
|Apr-11-15|| ||Dionysius1: Hi GM Ray Keene. I read in your Times column today about your recent trip to N Ireland for a simultaneous display. I hope my compatriots treated you well and you enjoyed your stay|
|Apr-11-15|| ||zanzibar: Having a little fun with Raymond.
|Apr-15-15|| ||MUNGOMYERS: MR Keene why if you have over 1000 wins dont we have ray keene's 100 best games i for one would love to study your games in a great book lots of other uk gm's have books miles short plaskett adams etc please it would be a great seller reading your thoughs would be great :-)|
|Apr-20-15|| ||MissScarlett: Mr. Ray, I see you lurking, and I know you're always on the look-out for rare gems for your daily produce, so how about this:|
Capablanca vs Lupe Requena, 1916
Unless Winter can prove otherwise, I say it hasn't seen print for 99 years. And you can sideswipe Nigel Short into the bargain!
|Apr-23-15|| ||ray keene: I have published three books of my games, Becoming a Grandmaster, Batsford out of print but doubtless available on Amazon. Also Grandmaster Strategy and Grandmaster Tactics which are in print with Hardinge Simpole Publishing. Northern Ireland was great. I met two former Lord Mayors of Belfast . Thanks for general best wishes, fotos interesting game etc..and happy St George's Day !|
|Apr-23-15|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Kingpin is a good resource for articles by "Raymondo" (aka the Penguin).|
Amazing Ray has never sued.
|Apr-23-15|| ||MissScarlett: Celebrating St. George's Day:
Steinitz vs J Baker, 1868
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