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|Dec-02-16|| ||diceman: <Retireborn: I used to have an early edition of Ray's "Flank Openings" (an excellent book btw) which was pretty much the only British chess book printed in algebraic back then.>|
Love that book.
|Dec-03-16|| ||ray keene: <MissScarlett> I am happy to delete my TV consultation game with Kasparov since it pushes up my percentage against world champions to 31.25 %|
|Dec-03-16|| ||ray keene: <HeMateMe> I have just reposted my obituary of Korchnoi on my Times chess Twitter site @times_chess. A word of warning. As has been correctly noted, you will almost certainly have to subscribe to The Times in some form, eg online, epaper etc...before it's accessible. If you already subscribe there shd be no problem.|
|Dec-03-16|| ||ray keene: <Keypusher> I think I missed the question about quality of play in Karpov v Korchnoi 1978 and Carlsen v Karjakin. It's hard to compare because the match conditions are so different...unlimited as compared to just twelve games, abolition of adjournments, quick play tie breaks etc etc.. Taking all those discrepancies into account I wd say the quality of play was similar.
Quite often the quality of play in championship matches is surprisingly low, either because of the tension of the occasion or because the games attract greater attention and thus the errors are more mercilessly exposed. In my next post I will list my favourite matches for the title, though that does not necessarily mean that the QUALITY was higher, it's more a question of a distinct clash of ideas combined with memorable games!|
|Dec-03-16|| ||ray keene: As I promised, these are the world title matches which are my personal favourites for reasons of creativity, distinct ideas, memorable games etc...|
Staunton v St Amant 1843 a precursor
Alekhine v Bogolyubov 1929
1948 world championship match tournament
Botvinnik v Smyslov 1958
Botvinnik v Tal 1961
Petrosian v Botvinnik 1963
Petrosian v Spassky 1966
Kasparov v Karpov 1985
Kramnik v Topalov 2006
|Dec-03-16|| ||morfishine: Thank you GM Keene for your contributions to chess
I've always admired the fact that you gained your final GM norm after the age of 27, which to me, showcases a "blue collar" basis to achieving this goal|
I hope others will look at this for inspiration, not only with chess
Happy Holidays GM Keene
|Dec-03-16|| ||HeMateMe: Thanks for the info, Ray. I was a little too young to really follow the Fischer/Spassky match, but my friends and I were cutting the '78 Karpov/Korchnoi games and adjournments out of the local paper and trying to predict the next day's lines, following the adjournments.|
We usually weren't too accurate, but it was a nice time during six weeks of that summer. I know you were a close member of the Korchnoi camp.
|Dec-04-16|| ||RookFile: I've been playing over Kramnik v Topalov 2006. Setting aside the off the board antics, the actual chess played is very exciting.|
|Dec-04-16|| ||HeMateMe: I thought it was great too, the first match I followed on the internet.|
|Jan-29-17|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Raymond Keene.|
|Jan-29-17|| ||Benzol: Another one ticks by. Happy birthday Ray. :)|
|Jan-29-17|| ||JohnTal: Ray, I wish you had played Bobby Fischer at least once. |
Your analysis and notes are very informative and helpful!
Whom do you rate as your toughest opponent?
Also, what do you consider your greatest game?
|Jan-29-17|| ||Ron: Happy Birthday, GM Keene.|
|Jan-29-17|| ||Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)|
|Jan-29-17|| ||parisattack: Happy Birthday, GM Keene! I continue to enjoy and learn from many of your books.|
|Jan-29-17|| ||moronovich: Happy Birthday <Ray> !|
|Jan-29-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Happy Birthday!🎂|
|Jan-29-17|| ||User not found: Happy Birthday Mr Keene :)|
|Jan-29-17|| ||Sularus: happy birthday!|
|Jan-29-17|| ||domradave: I love the book on Nimzovich. Ray, you certainly learned a lot from Nimzo and I have learned a lot from you and your books. Happy Birthday!|
|Jan-29-17|| ||Paint My Dragon: Happy Birthday Ray!
Thanks for organizing some of the most monumental contests in chess history.
|Jan-29-17|| ||redlance: Happy Birthday!!!|
|Jan-29-17|| ||redlance: Flank Openings an all time GREAT BOOK!!!|
|Jan-30-17|| ||KlingonBorgTatar: Happy Birthday Ray!! Really really enjoyed your great books ( I lost count on how many I have in my library !! :D) But for me The Modern Defense stood out as the creme a la creme. I rank it as one of the landmark books of chess history and philiosophy.( Btw, it is also my yardstick in evaluating opening books!) It ranks with Reti's Modern Ideas in Chess and other milestones of Chess Literature. The Modern Defense did to a new style of play what Reti's did to the Hypermodern School. The Modern Defense proved itself to be the Gospel of the "Ultramodern School" and put into one volume the ideas of Suttles, Larry Day, Kotov , Ufimtsev etc etc and the British creative geniuses led by you. The Ultramoderns of our generation proved to be more dynamic and provocative than that of Reti's and possessed more guerilla tactics and strategies than Nimzovitch's.|
To the Grand Scribe and Evangelist of the Ultamodern School , HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
|Feb-05-17|| ||ray keene: Wow! Thank you all so much for the Birthday greetings. Toughest opponent? I always had trouble with Timman Smyslov Petrosian Larsen, Torre and Quinteros. On the other hand I did Ok against Gligoric, Geller, Tal, Botvinnik, Nunn, Penrose, Miles and Speelman.
And special thanks to <KlingonBorgTatar> for that amazing encomium!!
Greatest game, probably Keene v Kovacevic IBM Amsterdam 1973.|
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