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The Spectator Book of Chess
An Annotated Anthology 2001-2004
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By Keene, Raymond
ISBN 1843821532
Paperback  152 pages
Subject [Chess ]
Published 30 August, 2004
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Ray Keene has been writing the chess column every week in the venerable Spectator magazine since 1977. Since then not a week has gone by without a chess article appearing in the paper. This makes Ray the longest serving continuous contributor to The Spectator. After a slight delay - of 27 years - the first book to anthologise the best of the Spectator columns has at last appeared. Top results, games by masters, grandmasters and champions, all furnished with detailed comments, combined with a series of chess brain teasers, complete a veritable chess education. With his outspoken views on the World Championship, the World Chess Federation and Man v Machine matches, the author also turns this book into a state of the art commentary on one of the most exciting yet turbulent phases of the development of world chess.

Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion, and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Spectator, and is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.

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