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|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?>|
|Jun-23-18|| ||ray keene: <capafischer1> thanks for the correction|
|Jun-23-18|| ||ray keene: <MissScarlett> yes that's correct|
|Jul-04-18|| ||MissScarlett: <Ray>, my next foray into musical theatre will be <The Keene and I>: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertai...|
Can't really complain about an ethnic lead here, I suppose.
|Aug-18-18|| ||MissScarlett: <Ray>, in <Howard Staunton: The English World Chess Champion> (BCM, 1975), can you confirm that it was your co-author, <R N Coles>, who was responsible for casting Morphy as <an incipient psychopath>?|
|Aug-18-18|| ||ray keene: <MissScarlett> for the book on Staunton my role was limited exclusively to annotating the games.|
|Aug-19-18|| ||MissScarlett: Hmmm, maybe Coles was acting under the influence of Cockburn's <Idle Passion: Chess and the Dance of Death>. Did you ever meet him? What does the <R N> stand for?|
|Aug-19-18|| ||Retireborn: <MissS> Some info here, no idea if it's reliable:-|
|Aug-19-18|| ||ray keene: R N Coles...charming guy...I think some of his books are still in print with Hardinge Simpole ...the info given below is largely accurate|
|Aug-19-18|| ||MissScarlett: Are you familiar with John Townsend's research on Staunton? Do you think some legends about Staunton such as his being the illegitimate son of Frederick Howard may originally have been fostered by the man himself?|
|Aug-21-18|| ||ray keene: Yes...I am not convinced|
|Aug-21-18|| ||MissScarlett: Have you read both his <Notes on the life of Howard Staunton> and <Historical notes on some chess players>? Or have you discussed it with him personally?|
Switching subjects, have you made any representations to FIDE/AGON to see whether you can get a gig at the London WC match? Or are you completely out of those circles now?
|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
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