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|Jan-26-14|| ||diceman: <offramp: I had tremendous admiration for all the foreign GMs owing to their very good English - especially Hort & Larsen.>|
Their Sicilian wasnt bad either.
|Jan-29-14|| ||gars: Happy Birthday, GM Keene! And congratulations too! "Aron Nimzowitsch: a reappraisal" and "Petrosian vs the Elite" are two wonderful books!|
|Jan-29-14|| ||Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)|
|Jan-29-14|| ||wordfunph: GM Keene, happy birthday!|
|Jan-29-14|| ||parisattack: Best wishes for a wonderful B-Day and many more to come for you <GM KEENE>!|
|Jan-29-14|| ||ray keene: Many thanks for the birthday wishes and also for the honour of being made player of the day.Re Royalty-there is a difference between people who invent titles and those who are genuine nobility or royalty but were dispossessed eg by the Nazis or regimes which kicked out the hereditary ruling class, as in Serbia. Such people still retain certain hereditary rights and privileges.|
|Jan-29-14|| ||RedShield: <.Re Royalty-there is a difference between people who invent titles and those who are genuine nobility or royalty>|
But the article provided by <optimal play> raises this very question of authenticity:
<“Poland has non-royal princes, the equivalent of English Dukes but the Kasperski's name will not be found amongst the list… there are about 20 odd Polish princely families and the Kasperski's, unless they are unknown to me and I've been in the field for 20 years, simply do not exist as a title family,” says Rafe Heydel-mankoo.
Rafe is a Royal commentator and expert in honours and orders. He says many of the claims on the Kasperski brothers' website are highly dubious, made to look more impressive by their membership of a group called the Order of St. Stanislas.
“The Order of St Stanislas is an illicit revival of a true order which became extinct in 1917… it is not a true order in the sense it doesn't have the authority of a state behind it. It was created by a man who called himself His Serene Highness Prince Grandmaster Count Eulish Kumonmiski, one of the more interesting titles you'll come across, and amongst his membership we have found many people who have titles which are of dubious repute,” explains Rafe.
So it's not surprising then that the Kasperski brothers are unknown to many members of Adelaide's Polish community including Dom Polski volunteer for 40 years, Eve Barckowiak.>
Ray, I beseech you, have you independently sought to verify their bona fides?
|Jan-29-14|| ||Castleinthesky: <GM Keene> Happy Birthday and many more! I always enjoy reading your annotated games.|
|Jan-29-14|| ||MarkFinan: Happy Birthday Ray. It just came up on my fb timeline, I don't usually go round wishing GM's happy birthday but seeing as its you 😃|
©Mark Finan publications ;)
|Jan-29-14|| ||WannaBe: Happy birthday, to you, Sir!|
|Jan-29-14|| ||ray keene: <redshield> thanks for the info-I will of course check - nice of you to take the time to do the research and thanks to all those who have added their birthday wishes!|
|Jan-29-14|| ||alfiepa: Happy Birthday GM !!!|
|Jan-29-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday GM Ray Keene!|
|Jan-29-14|| ||Richard Taylor: I was born the same year a few days later but for some reason I never became a GM! |
All the best for your birthday GM Keene!
|Jan-29-14|| ||optimal play: Happy Birthday GM Keene!
You have a universally-recognised title of Chess Grandmaster which you earned by your own hard work, talent and dedication.
Nobody handed that to you on a silver platter.
Why would you bother now with some "royal" title?
Anyway, many thanks for your outstanding contribution to chess over the years.
|Jan-29-14|| ||HeMateMe: Best wishes!|
|Jan-29-14|| ||TheTamale: Happy Birthday, GM Keene!|
|Jan-29-14|| ||ray keene: thanks for all further birthday wishes-and I emphasise that I will be careful with this offer !|
|Jan-30-14|| ||Paint My Dragon: Belated best wishes Ray. I hope there was a Simpsons' steak with your name on it!|
|Jan-30-14|| ||RedShield: If the Kasperskis and the current pretenders to the House of Romanov ever join in union, they could be known as the Kasparovs. Imagine Putin's face when Crown Prince Garry of New York lays claim to the title of Tsar.|
|Jan-30-14|| ||ray keene: actually it was a flamed monkfish at the RAC in Pall Mall|
|Jan-31-14|| ||RedShield: I'm assuming the RAC in Pall Mall is not a service station. I'm a battered sausage and chips man myself; flaming monkfish sounds like something that the mighty Captain Pugwash might come out with:|
|Feb-01-14|| ||Paint My Dragon: Well it certainly wouldn't come from the table of Captain Birdseye.|
And no, not exactly a service station, the RAC Club ...
Hence, when their Chess Circle organises a simul, they don't do it in half measures ...
Actually, I'm convinced Ray uses this club as his secret training camp and will one day surprise us with a Houdini-prepared comeback!
|Feb-03-14|| ||JeffMieler: Do you have any remembrances of Gyula Sax. You played him a couple of times, and later he played in Grandmaster tournaments in London and Hastings. Thanks Ray.|
|Feb-07-14|| ||ray keene: SAX-my main memory is making an unsound rook sac against him in 1972 when the position was pretty overwhelming for me without it !|
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