The Sunday Times is by far and away the best-selling quality Sunday newspaper in the United Kingdom. Since 1996 Ray Keene has conducted the weekly chess column in The Sunday Times colour magazine. His articles are noted for their puzzles and lavish prizes - champagne lunches for two each week, provided by that famous home of chess, Simpsons-in-the-Strand.
This anthology gathers together a selection of the best Sunday Times chess columns from the last few years. Readers will be treated to a concise summary of world chess events and a distinguished collection of the best games by the champions, whilst simultaneously being invited to pit their wits against the masters and grandmasters in a series of testing positions that have reached a crisis in actual over-the-board competition.
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 has been Chess Correspondent of The Sunday Times since 1996. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.