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|Mar-07-13|| ||ray keene: <hemateme> i saved the matches actually-its all written up in my book the london contest with dominic lawson-i went on a diplomatic mission to moscow, i raised the money for the matches , i wrote the book and i made the video and the tv progs-i was mentioned as having done all this in a times editorial and i think it was instrumental in my being awarded the obe by the queen. i also got the soviet boycott of korchnoi stopped.|
|Mar-07-13|| ||HeMateMe: You have a <chess related OBE>? That's wonderful. I hadn't heard of that, and didn't know that anyone in the chess world had one. Has the video you mentioned been put in a commercially viable form, you know, something that allows easy viewer analysis, coupled with some interviews, maybe a little video of the playing venue, that sort of thing? I would think because it's Kasparov and Korchnoi, something like that would sell reasonably well in the market.|
Have you by chance seen the documentary about Kasparov and Deep Blue? I forget the name. It played in movie theaters for awhile. It showed not just parts of the games, but interviews with key players and the tech team behind Deep Blue. Very well done, and it had a mainstream audience. I think this is how chess has to be presented in video--not just dry film of people at the board, but the events around the players, backround and such.
|Mar-11-13|| ||Paint My Dragon: Ray - not sure if you still have influence at Hardinge-Simpole, but I wondered if "A Century Of British Chess" by PW Sergeant (1934) would be a book worthy of being reprinted. It is commonly thought to be his best work (I believe Harry thought so too) and I have been trying to find a copy for a long time, but to no avail. Just a thought.|
|Mar-11-13|| ||ray keene: thanks for the interest-the video was made in 1983 and has come a long way since then-its called prelude to armageddon and i will post the link to that and various other books and dvds of mine very soon-as for a century of british chess i can suggest it|
|Mar-11-13|| ||ray keene: HERE IT IS
The link will take readers to approximately 40 books and DVD'S covering numerous aspects of chess. Here is the direct link:
|Mar-11-13|| ||IndigoViolet: Mr. Keene, may we expect you to make an appearance at the Candidates?|
|Mar-15-13|| ||ray keene: yes will be there today and tomorrow and i was at the opening ceremony last night|
|Mar-17-13|| ||JimNorCal: Holy cow, 376 pages of kibitzing. I don't have time to scan through all of them...but want to give a heartfelt "Thanks!" to GM Keene for Nimzovitch: A Reappraisal.
What a book!|
|Mar-17-13|| ||JimNorCal: And, while I'm here, let me relate a story (which may or may not be in the 376 prior pages).
I was a subscriber to Inside Chess. Issue 8 of the 1993 volume contained a charge of plagiarism against Mr Keene. Feelings were hurt, emotions ran high, as one might expect. But a literary treat to me was issue 11 in which GM Keene responded: he noted that Inside Chess had printed an article which contained Keene's written material without attribution.
How did he know it was his material?
See next entry...
|Mar-17-13|| ||JimNorCal: Regarding the notes to a game from the Hastings tournament, Keene notes the relevant Latin text from the historical Battle of Hastings in 1066--"Rex interfectus est" means "The King has been killed."
Then Keene remarks that if you take the first letter of first word in each annotation and string them together, you will spell the Latin phrase.
Now, that's classy! What an effort to put into the notes for a chess game! Bravo!|
|Mar-18-13|| ||ray keene: thanks very much for those anecdotes and appreciations!!|
|Mar-18-13|| ||Ron: Hello GM Keene:
I would like to see your chess books available for purchase as ebooks. Ebooks are usually cheaper than paper books, so it is good for readers. Ebooks can be cheaper because of the reduction of costs, such as paper and delivery costs. And having ebooks available stimulates demand, which is good for the author and publisher.
Also, writers can self publish through sites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and get 70 percent royalty, and receive royalties on a monthly basis.
|Mar-18-13|| ||ray keene: http://www.filamentpublishing.com/c... ebooks -working on it-meanwhile try this link for those that are in print|
|Mar-18-13|| ||ray keene: if you use that link then when you get connected you will have to click on my name in the list on the left hand side-then you shd be able to see most of my books currently in print|
|Mar-18-13|| ||ray keene: https://isbndb.com/d/book/aron_nimz... and this link shd take you to my book on nimzowitsch|
|Apr-09-13|| ||JeffMieler: Hi GM Keene, I want to send a special thank you for some of your books over the years: Nimzovitch, A Reappraisal, the Modern Defense, Flank Openings, and also the Olympiad books from the 1970s were all very very good, among many others. I have a question if you have time. What type of chess book sells the most? Or, by how much do opening books outsell other chess books? Thank you, Jeff|
|Apr-09-13|| ||ray keene: <jeffmieler> thanks for your kind words-i am not sure that openings books do best nowadays because theory is changing so fast-probably the best sellers now are very elementary books teaching kids how to play-but others may know more about this than i do of course!|
|Apr-14-13|| ||Nosnibor: Here is a game not in Ray`s collection. It was played at the Eastbourne Premier on the 31st August,1963 between an old club mate of mine Don Gould and Keene.White:D.Gould Black: R.D.Keene,Q.G.D.1d4,Nf6,2c4,e6,3Nf3,d5,4Nc3,c5,5-
0,e5,15Nb3,Bc6 Draw agreed 1/2-1/2
|Apr-15-13|| ||ray keene: I shd have played 6 Qxd4|
|Apr-24-13|| ||ughaibu: Any comment about this game: Keene vs Geller, 1975|
|May-02-13|| ||ray keene: keene v geller-the comments to this are with the game-apparently i missed a win|
|May-04-13|| ||HeMateMe: Hi Ray, I was wondering if you have an opinion on the upcoming title match, Anand/Carlsen. Will the young turks rule, or can Anand hold him off?|
|May-04-13|| ||ray keene: magnus will win by 2 points|
|May-06-13|| ||Ron: Hello GM Keene:
I was born in the US but my father came from England. So, probably expectedly, I take some interest in developments in the UK. I am impressed by this:
|May-10-13|| ||ray keene: <ron> thanks for pointing this out-wonderful stuff-Nigel Farage and I both attended Dulwich College but not at the same time! It was Beethoven's 9th symphony but that doesnt alter his point.|
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