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Monday 1st July, 1974
Chessman Raymond plays for cheque
RAYMOND KEENE’S success could turn out to be Jim Slater’s loss. But the wily financier, I am certain, will cheerfully dip into his pocket to produce the £5,000 Keene is so near to claiming.
It was last year that Slater, a keen chess player, offered the money to the first Briton to become a chess Grand Master.
Keene, 25, who shared a landing with Prince Charles at Trinity, Cambridge, is now half-way there.
He has just competed in the Jubilee Chess Olympics in Nice – where he became the first British player to achieve Grand Master results.
He has to achieve those results again in another international tournament to earn the title – and the money.
“I very much hope that I will manage the win I need before next summer,” Keene says. “If I get the £5,000 I shall throw a huge international party for all my chess friends across the world.”
As well as aiming for a financial checkmate on Mr. Slater, Keene also has a personal move to play. He is soon to marry ballernina Annette Goodman, 20.
Ray Keene Index
Surely impossible to see "William Hickey" without thinking of
In 1976 one of the magazines - CHESS I think, rather than the BCM - reported RDK holding a dinner to celebrate gaining the GM title. Amongst the guests were Tony Miles.
I'll dig out the article and blog it when I get back from Benasque
Did they have seconds?
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