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Eye Told You So

‘John Witherow and Fraser Nelson, editors of the Times and Spectator respectively, are happy to employ a hack who regularly steals other writers’ work and passes it off as its own … This isn’t the first time the Penguin has been caught red-handed.’ Private Eye…

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Another One in the Eye

‘How many more daylight robberies can he get away with before the editors of the Times and Spectator call a halt to his criminal spree?’ Private Eye No.1354 29 November-12 Dec. 2013, p.8   Have you noticed that each time Raymond Keene appears in Private Eye these…

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A Flightless Species?

When accusations of plagiarism hit the ice shelf one fortunate old bird always seems to wing it. The strange evolutionary advantages of Raymond Keene.

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Raymundo contra Mundum

On the eve of the press conference to announce the Kasparov-Kramnik match, David Levy addressed a remarkable billet-doux to Raymond Keene, his life-long business partner and former brother-in-law.     An open letter to Raymond Keene: Raymond, We have known each other for 37 years. We have…

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It’s Only Chess

Chess is barely visible in mainstream media. Chessplayers have only themselves to blame, argues Justin Horton   I have a foreign name. Not foreign to me, of course, nor to most people reading. But it is foreign in the country where I live. Foreign in origin…

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Plagiarism Rebuttal

Kingpin has had sight of an e-mail message addressed earlier this week to UK chess magazine and website editors. Presumably it refers to the Streatham & Brixton Chess blog.  

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10 Seconds with Tony Buzan

Tony Buzan (of mind maps/memory fame) is the subject of an ‘official biography’ by Raymond Keene. Don Cherry probes Buzan on a couple of Keene’s claims about himself in the book. Don: Keene writes that he was ‘twice the winner of the Oscar for world’s…

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Kingpin Chess Magazine, Issue 40

UK: £6.00  Europe: £7.00  RoW: £8.00  ‘Publication of the British magazine Kingpin is always an eagerly-awaited event. Issue 40 has just appeared and  contains not only levity but also some deadly serious investigative journalism. Not to be missed.’ – Chess Notes Read a review of…

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Plagiarism watch

In his blog on 7 March 2012 (‘Termitewatch’) Steve Giddins moaned about people . . . ‘. . . clambering repeatedly on their high horses over allegations that Ray Keene may or may not have purloined the odd bit of analysis of the Lisitsin Gambit.’…

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Generous to a Fault

From Grandmaster Tony Miles Sir, I was stunned to read your recent issues casting doubt on the legendary and overwhelming generosity of International Grandmaster Raymond Keene, OBE. I cannot allow such malicious rubbish to go unanswered. No doubt some readers will be quite surprised to…

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