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Bad Chess Writing

Edward Winter has written a funny and perceptive piece about the faults of chess writers. The following review echoes many of his criticisms. The Brain Games World Chess Championship by Raymond Keene and Don Morris Everyman, 2000 Review by Steve Giddins   It is often…

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10 Seconds with Raymond Keene

This is the first in a series of interviews where Kingpin readers are invited to pose one question to a prominent figure in the chess world. Subscriber Gordon Clackett’s guest is the writer and impresario Raymond Keene. Gordon: Why do so many people consider you…

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An Appeal to Readers

From Ida Eddis Foster (Newtown, Rochester): Dear Mr Manley, In issue 15 of Kingpin I defended Ray Keene against umpteen accusations, including the 1978 book “scandal”. I was livid at how Jean Stean used CHESS to accuse Ray of hatching “a premeditated and deliberate plan…

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Keene on . . .

Journalism ‘I tend to make the articles in The Spectator more wordy and The Times I make a little bit more lapidary in the style.’ Tunisgate ‘When I did my accounts after that event, I think I’d made eleven pounds profit.’ Being expelled from the…

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Backstabbing in Baguio

Kingpin reader Florence Manny (Manila, The Philippines) writes: ‘Grandmaster Keene’s twin acts of treachery against Korchnoi in the 1978 World Championship are in my humble opinion the apogee of his two-timing career. He stitched up Korchnoi before the match by signing a contract he had…

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David Levy on the Brain Games Scandal, 2000-2003

How Could You Do This Raymond? An open letter to Raymond Keene 4 April 2000 Raymond Keene and a Matter of £50,000 – The Full Truth Emerges 8 August 2001 Is Fraud a Brain Game? 6 January 2002 A ‘Pump-and-Dump’ Fraud from Brain Games 21…

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