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|Aug-22-18|| ||ray keene: Haven't spoken to him personally...yes I had a very good meeting a couple of days ago with Ilya Merenzon who is running the world championship. You can get my general updates on @times_chess on Twitter! Btw my pupil Shreyas Royal, whom I have been coaching along with Julian Simpole, has been invited to make the ceremonial first move in the match!|
|Aug-22-18|| ||MissScarlett: Good to hear you may have some input into the big match - to my mind, a world championship in London wouldn't be the same without you! If need be, I'll dig you up for the next one....|
Less pleased to hear about <Shreyas Royal> - frankly, I was hoping he'd be deported. No-one else on the British chess scene would say that - but I'm not like anyone else.
I'll get back to you on the Staunton question. I need to give it some more attention.
|Aug-22-18|| ||ray keene: An original take on the nine year old....we shd meet during the match!|
|Sep-10-18|| ||MissScarlett: <Ray>, your critics - yes, there's been a few - are upset at your name having been appended to a caption on the fabled chess board at Simpson's:|
How and when did this come about? Do you know when the caption originally dates to?
|Sep-10-18|| ||Diademas: <MissScarlett:... The fabled chess board at Simpson's:>|
For a moment I thought you were referring to this.
|Sep-10-18|| ||MissScarlett: <Sure to be a Collecting Dust Item>|
|Sep-11-18|| ||Diademas: Well, Staunton did have some success with the chessmen bearing his name.|
GM Keene might find a niche into immortality by promoting this merry band of misfits.
|Sep-14-18|| ||MissScarlett: <Ray>, in Staunton's <ILN> column of January 19th 1861, in reply to a correspondent:|
<R.K. - The problem you have sent as original has been published a dozen times at least since it first appeared, four hundred years ago.> #justsaying #irresistible
|Sep-22-18|| ||ray keene: Everyone is invited to see my brand new website Www.grandmasterray.com|
|Sep-22-18|| ||ray keene: Many of the games there link back to
The best ever published record of my games
|Sep-23-18|| ||TheFocus: Nice site, GM Raymond Keene!|
|Sep-23-18|| ||MissScarlett: Perfunctory, impersonal....badly done! If the idea is to sell more books, write new books, better books.|
|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.|
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