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|Jan-29-18|| ||GBKnight: Yes, congratulations Ray, and thanks for all the games and instructive comments|
|Jan-29-18|| ||Muttley101: <Paint My Dragon: <Muttley101: You're writing a book on Petrosian?>|
Ray's book on Petrosian was published in 2006. Where have you been? I guess those Wacky Races must have been a major distraction.>
The date of the comment containing Keene's statement that he had a forthcoming book on Petrosian was September 2017. So I assumed it was not the earlier one but a new one, though on reflection there the date of the quote wasn't disclosed so could have been many years earlier, sure.
Anyway, you're right. "Wacky Races" and "Stop the Pigeon" took up a lot of time in those days.
Now, gimme a medal.
|Jan-30-18|| ||moronovich: Happy Birthday <Ray>!|
|Feb-03-18|| ||ray keene: Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!|
|Feb-03-18|| ||redlance: Happy Birthday Ray!!!|
|Feb-25-18|| ||capafischer1: GM Keene, I was reading your excellent book Warriors of the mind and on the section on Bobby Fischer you have his record vs Keres as 3 wins each, but I know Fischer had a plus record vs Keres, so I looked it up in the database at chessgames.com, and it shows Fischer won 4 and lost 3, and all the games were in classical. Was it a misprint? Thanks , and keep up the good work.Warriors of the Mind was not only very entrrtaining, but also very instructive.|
|Feb-25-18|| ||perfidious: Fischer won at Zurich 1959, they each had two wins in the candidates that year (Black won all four games between them in that event!) and they were 1-1 with two draws at Curacao in 1962.|
|Mar-03-18|| ||offramp: Ray's chess column continues in The Times of London but he has lost a different column at the weekend.|
He used to do a weekly puzzle with Byron Jacobs called Two Brains but the <Puzzles Editor> (what a job) decided upon a bouleversement this Saturday and some new, and very good, puzzles were brought in.
It's a standard change and I'm sure Ray won't be annoyed.
|Mar-03-18|| ||HeMateMe: <bouleversement > what is this? an advertisement, on the boulevard?|
|Mar-03-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <bouleversement> is French for getting bowled over, overturned = radical change.|
<offramp> Do you know if any of his puzzles are online? I haven't done any "traditional" chess puzzles for ages.
|Mar-03-18|| ||zanzibar: Ray & offramp engaging in some mutual <bouleversement>...|
<l'ordre de votre choix>
|Mar-03-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <offramp>: Why yes, funny you should ask that CHC, "The Times" has greatly expanded its online coverage recently: |
|Mar-04-18|| ||offramp: <ChessHigherCat: ...Do you know if any of his puzzles are online? I haven't done any "traditional" chess puzzles for ages.>|
I didn't express myself clearly enough. Ray had two columns on Saturday: he has a standard chess column (which is normally one or two games and a chess puzzle), and he had a general knowledge quiz which was usually two questions of a lateral thinking type.
Ray also has a daily chess column, and it includes a chess puzzle.
|Mar-04-18|| ||FredGambit: <Do you know if any of his puzzles are online? I haven't done any "traditional" chess puzzles for ages.>|
What other kinds do you do?
|Mar-04-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: <FredGambit: What kind of puzzles do you usually do?>|
<CHC: Well, in my (limited) understanding, "traditional chess puzzles" are the kind that appeared in papers when I was a kid: "composed puzzles" that were incredibly intricate and/or spoilers (look simple but there is some diabolical catch) and/or are composed to illustrate a certain theme (smothered mate, how to avoid stalemate with a certain configuration of pieces, etc.) Puzzles like the ones posted on CG are drawn from games. That approach has certain advantages,of course, such as focusing on situations you are likely to encounter in a real game, but I kind of miss the fiendishly clever composed traditional puzzles ("which i call "traditional" if for no other reason that the people would have referred to the CG type "puzzle" as combinations rather than puzzles).
Of course there is some overlap because fiendishly clever combinations arise in games, too, but I just wondered where I can find some of the old-school puzzles on line.
|Mar-14-18|| ||ray keene: <chesshighercat> since the publication of the ECF article, the followers of @times_chess have increased to well over 10,000.|
|Mar-14-18|| ||ray keene: <Elbajacisback> Rovinj 1975... I have a feeling it was a hotel but I don't recall exactly. I will let you know if it comes back to me.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||ray keene: I have updated my selection of favourite games to include a couple of masterpieces by Bobby Fischer , one of which was used in the recent revival on the London stage of CHESS the musical by ABBA and Sir Tim Rice.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||MissScarlett: Ray, the Byrne and Benko games can't exactly be news to you, so it appears you'd like to pass comment on the musical. I was intending to go, but a negative review in the <Metro>, and a certain tendency toward indolence, dissuaded me.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||ray keene: <MissScarlett> you missed a stupendous show...packed houses every night and a standing ovation every night. The negative critics got it 100% wrong! There are some good comments posted on my Twitter site @times_chess. If a video comes out be sure to get it!|
|Jun-10-18|| ||MissScarlett: Here's that <Metro> review: https://www.metro.news/theatre-revi...|
Must every West End musical have a black woman in it!?
|Jun-10-18|| ||JimNorCal: <MissS>: "Must every West End musical have a black woman in it!?"|
Yes. But it's a fashion not an eternal verity so it will pass with time.
|Jun-11-18|| ||offramp: <MissScarlett: ...Must every West End musical have a black woman in it!?>|
I once saw an all-white Porgy & Bess.
|Jun-11-18|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: Saw you post this on facebook yesterday Ray and I wondered who you were talking about? |
<How low can a so called chess player sink...an adult found cheating against a nine year old girl! Just punishment for a betrayal of the spirit and ethics of chess!>
|Jun-11-18|| ||MissScarlett: <who you were talking about?>|
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