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Raymond Keene vs Eugene Martinovsky
Chicago (1985), Chicago, IL USA
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights Variation. Petrosian System (D91)  ·  1-0



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Sep-14-04  Zaius: Hilarious 29. comment. "Following what I now term the 'Fixx-Pliny' model, the prison population should a) be deprived of all contact with chess and other mind-enhancing activities, and b) cut off from all forms of physical exercise and fed on an exclusive diet of cholesterol-forming, high calorie cream cakes. This way, we will ensure that instead of dangerously fit and intelligent malefactors being reintroduced into society, all recidivists would, in fact, be stunningly stupid, massively obese and totally ill-equipped to run away successfully from any crime they may commit in the future."
Sep-14-04  Jesuitic Calvinist: Not to mention, of course, that the prisoner would be well-adjusted to the general run of society and therefore fully "reformed".
Nov-05-04  sandy simpson: I would understand the long (and amusing) note following the conclusion to be a form of valediction to competitive chess. For anyone interested, Jim Fixx had a hereditary heart condition (his father died around the same age, I beleive) and his death was unconnected with his running. It is also possible to damage the heart by running too much, too hard, too soon after a viral infection.
Mar-02-05  aw1988: Apart from the hysterical white 29th annotation; I love it when my opponent cannot castle. Ray, you devious devil.
Jun-13-05  underrated: This is got to be the longest comment i have ever seen...
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  ray keene: given the current craze we shd add su doku to the list of mind enhancing games-recent research also indicates that chess and ballroom dancing are the sovereign remedies against alzheimers disease!
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  Eric Schiller: This is one of Ray's last competitive games, played in the Windy City International I organized at the University of Chicago in 1985. I played in the event, not particularly well except against Ray and a nice swindle against IM Lawrence Day, our friendly contributor here. The event certainly taught and inspired the Chicago team, which I led to the Pan-American Championship the following year. It's a shame we don't have as many of these modest round-robins anymore, they did produce some sparkling chess!
Oct-13-05  PaulLovric: <ray keene:> brilliant commentary on the "new penal approach"
Oct-18-05  Koster: After all it's not the quantity of life that is it's real purpose as much as it's quality. For this I enjoy cycling as well as chess and it's debatable that either really will extend ones lifespan. Either one pushed to its competitive limits is probably much too stressful to be really healthful. As for Jim Fixx I believe he was a heavy smoker for many years from a family with a history of heart problems and was rumored to have started smoking again soon before his death. Not that all smokers die young or that those who die young are all smokers. My next door neighbor died in a basketball game with his kids and a former all-NFL linebacker that I knew died at age 48 working out in the gym. Both looked to be in perfect health and died before 50 while my sedentary, smoking, drinking dad just turned 83, not that he is enjoying it much. The "golden years" aren't all that golden, but what's the alternative?
Nov-18-05  BadTemper: If every game was annotated like this, I'd be a grandmaster of life.
Jun-19-07  Kleve: Good article at the end... Ray's found a way to insert propaganda into his annotations!
Jan-18-08  FelipeGab: in move 21 0-0-0, white cannot castle
Jan-30-08  mistreaver: I like the comment on black'0s eight move when he mentions Adorjan and say Black is OK
Feb-09-08  The Chess Express: From what I can tell this line of the Grunfeld can be improved upon with 8. h6. The idea is simply to not let black’s ♔ get displaced after Qe3+. After 9. Nf3 exd5 10. Qf4 (10. e3 makes Qd2 pointless, and if 10. Qe3+? now black has Be6) c6 11. e3 Qb6!? (Black can play more quietly with 0-0, but this aggressive approach looks best) 12. 0-0-0 Na6 13. h4 0-0 14. Ne5 Nc7 15. Kb1 a5 16. Bd3 a4 17. a3 c5 18. dxc5 Qxc5

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Feb-09-08  DaveyL: What a load of guff.
Feb-09-08  The Chess Express: Prove it.
Dec-16-09  thantos: FelipeGab, white can castle because none of the squares the king moves through are under attack. And I am not sure that DaveyL is talking about you, TCE.
Jun-23-11  Knightrider655321: get over yourself ray!
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  perfidious: Black's play may well be improved in this line: J Fang vs Kudrin, 1993.
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  ray keene: pls do read the article attached to the note to white's final move of the game !! Happy Christmas .
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  thegoodanarchist: A ghastly brutal beating by GM Keene
Apr-01-16  luftforlife: Contemporaneous and variant annotations to this game by GM Raymond Keene may be found in Eric Schiller's article "Windy City International," Illinois Chess Bulletin, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1985, at 13.

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