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|Sep-28-17|| ||anilrinsesmare: But I no longer play chess for a long time and forget about everything.|
|Sep-28-17|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi anilrinsesmare,
You remembered the title of the book and to open with 1.P-K4 that's a start, come back to the noble game.
These days it's 1.e4 and not 1.P-K4. I'm saying that because it's no longer allowed to use descriptive notation.
However you, me and other oldies may get away with it:
From The FIDE Rules:
Article 8.1 makes the use of Descriptive Notation illegal.
The nature of the event and age of the participant may determine what action, if any, is taken.
It will come down to the arbiter. I suspect if it's Zurab Azmaiprashvili we will both be called notation gypsies.
|Sep-28-17|| ||anilrinsesmare: Hi <Sally Simpson>. Well, I just mention "1.P-K4" because it was how the move written in the title. Way back in the 80s I also used the algebraic notations writing in the scoresheets though I can also read the descriptive notations (which most of the books then are still written, e.g. Modern Chess Opening (MCO), Chess Praxis, etc.). |
By the way, I learned the algebraic notations through reading the "Chess Informant" (Sahovski Informator).
|Sep-28-17|| ||Howard: Still remember the small "debate" that occasionally took place in Larry Evans' column back in the mid-70's as to which notation was superior.|
For the record, I grew up with descriptive and still miss it sometimes. But, admittedly, algebraic was/is superior.
|Sep-29-17|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi anilrinsesmare,
I was in Germany at the start of '72 match so learning algebraic was forced on me. A German lad I used to play on Sunday in a pub/café or his home gave me a few Russian Magazine so I was into that as well.
Recall us browsing a Russian Chess Bulletin reporting on the Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970) showing 60+ games. They gave a Fischer win, a loss (obviously v Larsen), 5 draws and no cross table.
Thought of doing my own notation which was the same as algebraic but instead of a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h I was thinking of c,h,a,n,d,l,e,r but then I realised instead of 1.e4 (best by test) I'd be playing 1.d4 (which was not played on principle.)
|Sep-29-17|| ||Joshka: <Howard> I remember the very first time i ever saw a game score, was the first game of the match in 1972 and plastered right across the front page of our local newspaper. Was so surprised I could actually follow a chess game and reading descriptive notation was a really big help. Had they printed it in algebraic, it might not have been as much fun.|
|Oct-17-17|| ||Moszkowski012273: Anyone seen that Keene book that Korchnoi wrote "traitor" in on top of one of his pictures?|
|Oct-17-17|| ||HeMateMe: might be this one?
|Oct-17-17|| ||john barleycorn: might be this one?
|Oct-17-17|| ||Moszkowski012273: Thaaaaat's the one!|
|Oct-18-17|| ||HeMateMe: because he occasionally speaks to kasparov? Because he, Keene, wrote a book about the match? I found it in a used book store or Goodwill books, years ago.|
|Oct-19-17|| ||Paint My Dragon: <HeMateMe: because he occasionally speaks to kasparov? Because he, Keene, wrote a book about the match?>|
No, not so much the book episode, or any association with Kasparov. The 'treachery' he spoke of in his autobiography, related to Keene's alleged befriending of Campomanes and therefore, in Korchnoi's eyes, defection to the Karpov camp.
I would like to hear Ray's side of the story though.
|Oct-19-17|| ||Muttley101: You're writing a book on Petrosian?
I hope it is up there with "Aaron Nimzowitsch- A Re-appraisal", because that book was magnificent.
Petrosian deserves the treatment you afforded Nimzo. Petrosian was magnificent and remains one of my favourite chess players. Looking forward to it.
|Oct-22-17|| ||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.
|Dec-13-17|| ||MissScarlett: <Giant penguin the size of a fully grown MAN baffles experts after being dug up in New Zealand|
Standing 5ft 8ins and weighing 16 stone, the massive bird could give experts a new insight into the evolution of the lovable black and white creatures>
|Dec-25-17|| ||Penguincw: Happy Holidays <Raymond Keene>/<ray keene>.|
|Dec-26-17|| ||ray keene: <penguincw> happy festive season and new year to you and all at chessgames.com|
|Jan-09-18|| ||MissScarlett: <A man wearing a penguin costume was attacked on a train by a group of men after being asked if he supported Tottenham Hotspur.>|
|Jan-19-18|| ||Elbajacisback: Hi Ray, I noticed you also played in the tournament featured in today's chess puzzle (Sax-Minic) in 1975. Can you recall the venue where the Rovinj stage was played please? I'm just interested as I spent a pleasant week there on holiday in 1982 with my late brother at the Hotel Eden. Best Regards|
|Jan-29-18|| ||Sally Simpson: Happy Birthday Ray. 70 today.|
|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!!!|
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