Ray Keene was the first British player ever to gain a World Chess Federation Grandmaster result (Nice Olympiad, 1974). He has the rare distinction of having achieved the UK grand slam, winning the British Championship, the Lloyds Bank Masters and the Hastings Challengers, as well as being the highest-placed British player in the Hastings Premier tournament on two occasions. Additionally, he has won first prizes, gold medals and special awards in tournaments, Olympiads, continental and Commmonwealth championships around the world from Adelaide, via Sydney to Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Valletta, Alicante, Barcelona, Gstaad, Berlin, Dortmund, Glasgow and London. He writes on chess for the Times, Sunday Times, Spectator and International Herald Tribune. He has organized three World Chess Championships, written the world record 130 books on the game and has been awarded the OBE for services to chess. This book gives over 190 of his games, with special emphasis on the opening phase. Opponents include World Champions Euwe, Smyslov, Tal and Karpov, as well as challengers for the world title and World Championship candidates Korchnoi, Hübner, Larsen, Geller, Ivkov and Portisch - not forgetting top-rank British grandmasters, masters and champions such as Miles, Nunn, Hartston, Botterill and Peter Lee.