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|Aug-08-09|| ||HeMateMe: Ray, do you have any games, or any visits, to the famous chess club in Zurich, that is celebrating its 200th anniversary?|
|Aug-08-09|| ||ray keene: i have played in zurich but not sure i visited the club|
|Aug-10-09|| ||GreenArrow: Why are you charging for people to view the games at the Staunton memorial? You should not be charging seeing as the DGT boards are borrowed from the ECF, to name just one reason. Of course this event is slightly pointless really, it won't get shown on any chess servers and does very little to promote chess. It is also fairly obvious that not very many people will bother to pay the 5 pounds, making it bad publicity for very little financial gain. But then again I suppose the primary objective is a few quid in Ray's back pocket, so mission accomplished.|
|Aug-10-09|| ||sirGeoff: <GreenArrow>It says on their web site that "the provision of live game relays is costing the tournament several thousands of pounds, it seems only reasonable that those who use this service should make some contribution to its cost.". Sounds fair enough to me.|
|Aug-10-09|| ||Paint My Dragon: Charging for these things always presents me with a dilemma. If I didn't have to work full time I'd have more time to follow the games and it would be well worth paying the five quid. But then, if I didn't work full time I probably couldn't afford the five quid, right? Catch-22, I believe.|
|Aug-10-09|| ||ray keene: each game in the event works out at 5p ( five uk pence) per several hours of live transmission-it costs us money to make the live transmission and for those who cant afford it we put up the games free with comments next day on the www.howardstaunton.com website|
its nothing to do with copyright-we arent trying to copyright the games-we are merely trying to make the live transmission -which is an additional expense over previous years-cover its own costs.
|Aug-10-09|| ||ray keene: for <greenarrows> information i do not get any fee for organising this event-and i am sorry that he apparently cannot afford the five pence per game.i have actually paid it myself so i can watch the games when i am not at the tournament|
|Aug-10-09|| ||BISHOP TAL: Hallo Mr Keene I read the posts where you were Tony Miles second for the Henly Miles game. You 2 worked on lines in the game and it came to pass he misplayed or brokeaway from the line. I find it odd that you 2 never spoke on what happened maybe he misplayed and you diddnt want to embarass him you two must have had a few beers in a pub afterword with the edge taken off wernt you curious why he diddnt take the queens off 1st.|
|Aug-11-09|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Hi Ray, its A.J.
I just recently learned that IM M. Diesen passed away.
Did you know him? Any thoughts?
|Aug-11-09|| ||ray keene: re miles deviating from our henley analysis-i wasnt his second-i just helped him out during the tournament-i never asked re his deviation since i thought it might be a sensitive subject.|
as for diesen-when did he die-i knew him vaguely from when he won the hastings challengers
|Aug-11-09|| ||Paint My Dragon: Diesen died December 9, 2008 in Texas, aged 51 - his obituary in the Knoxville News just said that he died 'suddenly', without further elaboration on the cause.|
|Aug-11-09|| ||Eric Schiller: I knew Diesen pretty well in ky youth. He fell into a difficult situation but hauled himself out. I suspect his death might have something to do with his youthful behavior. A true talent. Someone should organize a memorial tournament, perhaps at chess.com. Maybe I will.|
|Aug-12-09|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Thank you Eric.|
|Aug-12-09|| ||markofthemushroom: Do you have any comments on the 1978 World Championship? I saw some of the stuff that went on and it seemed hilarious.|
|Aug-12-09|| ||refutor: try Karpov-Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978)|
|Aug-14-09|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Ray , why is Chapman playing in the other section of the Staunton?|
At first, I thought he was a talented British kid. A search shows he is 53. He is hopelessly outclassed and all that, so his inclusion is a mystery. His spot should have been given to a GM, surely?
|Aug-14-09|| ||mkirk: I believe Chapman is a sponsor of the tournament - i may be wrong?|
In any case, Chapman has just beaten IM Trent today!
|Aug-17-09|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Ray:
What would be a few of Anand's MOST BRILLIANT games? (For my Game Collection: Anand's Best Games.)
I am not talking (necessarily) about his very best games versus GM's. What I want to know is what your list of his best/flashiest combinations would be.
Do you have a list? Do you know of a few games that I could add to my little collection?
Thanks in advance --- aj
|Aug-18-09|| ||Paint My Dragon: Ray, many congratulations to yourself and the other Staunton Memorial organizers for delivering a very exciting contest. Not everyone is going to be happy with the charging policy, but nevertheless, the website coverage was, in every other sense, greatly improved on previous years - as was the UK's performance - thanks to Nigel Short's sterling effort in particular.
For someone who hardly plays these days, you also have to admire Luke McShane. Scoring 4.5/10 against such high quality opposition with opening play that seems unadventurous, but I assume is devised to sidestep home preparation, is quite impressive. |
Your observations would be most welcome.
|Aug-18-09|| ||ray keene: re staunton-thanks for your congratulations-i was very pleased-as for anand-i think his wins v kramnik from the match were the best he ever achieved|
|Aug-19-09|| ||ray keene: <paint my dragon>--luke certainly needs some practice before the december london event -i think he acquitted himself honourably|
|Aug-19-09|| ||Open Defence: <GM Keene> any thoughts regarding the tournament at Jermuk ? Who is your pick to win ?|
|Aug-19-09|| ||ray keene: jermuk-sorry havent really been following because of organising the staunton every day-will catch up soon|
|Aug-19-09|| ||euripides: <Ray> Just to say that the Bob Wade memorial event at the end of the tournament was much appreciated. There were people present from Dulwich club, where Bob provided coaching and support early in our history, and I imagine many other clubs and organisations. It was nice to see him get a send-off from two world championship challengers on their best behaviour.|
|Aug-19-09|| ||ray keene: thanks very much!|
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