Raymond Keene

Raymond Keene is The Spectator's chess columnist.

No. 279

17 August 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Hebden-Arkell, British Championship, Torquay 2013. White is a pawn ahead in this endgame but…

Miles gloriosus

10 August 2013 9:00 am

England’s leading female player, Jovanka Houska, recently called for a memorial to the late Tony Miles. The timing is fitting.…

Puzzle No.278

10 August 2013 9:00 am

White to play, a variation from Speelman-Miles, London 1975. White has two pieces forked. What is the most accurate continuation…

Il miglior fabbro

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Lothar Schmid, chess grandmaster, the world’s greatest collector of chess books and the only arbiter trusted by Bobby Fischer, died…

no. 277

3 August 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Keene-Eley, Whitby 1964. White’s next move won at once. What did he play?…

100 not out

27 July 2013 9:00 am

On Monday next week the centenary British Championship commences at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay. The leading contenders are…

No. 276

27 July 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Moiseenko-Pasiev, Fidé World Blitz 2013. White’s next move set up a winning tactic.…

Ivanchuk the Terrible

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Although he has never won the World Championship, Vassily Ivanchuk is the scourge of the world’s elite. In his day…

Puzzle No. 275

20 July 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Ivanchuk-Kramnik, Moscow Blitz 2007. What is the most accurate way for White to…

Gelfand’s hat trick

13 July 2013 9:00 am

As previously reported, 45-year-old Boris Gelfand, the oldest player in the tournament, convincingly won the Tal Memorial in Moscow. This…

No. 274

13 July 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Al-Sayed-Georgiev, Fidé World Rapid 2013. What is the most accurate way for White…

Anand’s crisis

6 July 2013 9:00 am

A disturbing pattern has emerged in the games of world champion Viswanathan Anand. As White in the Ruy Lopez he…

no. 273

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from the game Nimzowitsch-Tarrasch, St Petersburg 1914. With both bishops trained on White’s king,…