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|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 !|
|Mar-15-14|| ||WCC Editing Project: <GM Keene>
I was hoping you might shed more light on your victory at <Barcelona 1980>:
I am trying to make a full record of <Smyslov's> tournaments and matches- Game Collection: Smyslov's Tournaments and Matches 1935-1980- and the information on <Barcelona 1980> seems scant.
The <chessmetrics> article on the tournament seems a little bizarre, in that it shows each Grandmaster playing only 2 or 3 games?
If you can help me out I'd be grateful. A crosstable, or even just a list of the final placings, would be fabulous.
WCC Editing Project
|Mar-15-14|| ||ray keene: Barcelona 1980-seems to be a weird mix up here-Vassily Smyslov WAS NOT PLAYING in the event where I won- sharing first prize with Mednis and Tatai-others were Fernandez Rodriguez Rajkovic Sigurjonsoon Conesa Mestres and Tosan-maybe there was another event too that year in Barcelona!|
|Mar-15-14|| ||ray keene: sorry-late here-typo in last post -shd be Sigurjonsson !!|
|Mar-15-14|| ||WCC Editing Project: |
Thank you sir. That clears matters up more than a little- now we know that this <chessmetrics> entry is mistaken:
|Mar-16-14|| ||HSOL: WCC Editing Project: 365chess and others(?) seem to have combined the scarce amount of games available from the Barcelona event which Keene won and the tournament in Bar played in October-November 1980 which Petrosian won on 10/13 ahead of Smyslov in 2nd on 9/13. (Source: Chess Informant #30 (the info of the Bar tournament))|
|Apr-04-14|| ||JeffMieler: What was it like playing (and beating) Botvinnik?|
|Apr-04-14|| ||offramp: Ray, have you heard any whispers about the November Anand-Carlsen march being brought to London?|
|Apr-06-14|| ||ray keene: Beating Botvinnik- I have some notes on this site I recall-meanwhile I have heard nothing about the WCC match-tho it wd be great to have it in London !!|
|Apr-06-14|| ||RedShield: Ray, are you aware that you could have played Kasparov in a tournament game?|
Apparently, before being allowed, upon the intervention of Geydar Aliev, to attend Game Collection: Bugojno 1982, Garry had been offered an invite to the 'second-class' Dortmund event: http://www.365chess.com/tournaments...
|Apr-15-14|| ||ray keene: NEAR MISS !|
|Apr-15-14|| ||Karpova: https://twitter.com/Suhail_Chughtai...|
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