Raymond Dennis KEENE

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1948-01-29
Education Dulwich Coll, Trinity Coll Cambridge (MA)
Publications N/A
Recreations attending ballet, theatre, opera, collecting modern British art
Clubs RAC, Garrick
Style Raymond Keene, Esq, OBE
Career chess corr: The Spectator 1977-, The Times 1985-, Thames Television 1986-90, Channel 4 TV 1993-, Classic FM Radio 1993-, Sunday Times 1996- International Herald Tribune 2001-2008; The Times: daily columnist 1997-, weekly IQ columnist 1997-; chess contrib to Encyclopaedia Britannica; memb Eng Olympic chess team 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978 and 1980, Br Chess Champion 1971, Olympic Bronze medal 1976, Bronze medal Euro Team Championship Skara Sweden 1980, Gold Medal EEC Team Championship Berlin 1980, Bronze medal Cwlth Chess Championship Melbourne 1983; dep chm Braingames Asia 2002-, dir Hardinge/Simpole Publishing 2002-; winner various int chess tournaments: Johannesburg 1973, Camagüey (Cuba) 1974, Alicante 1977, Sydney 1979, Dortmund 1980, London (Lloyds Masters) 1981, Adelaide 1983, Valletta 1985; chess grandmaster 1976 (life title); chief organiser: World Chess Championship between Kasparov and Karpov London 1986, World Memory Championship London 1991, World Draughts Championship London 1992, second World Memory Championship London 1993, World Chess Championship between Kasparov and Short London 1993, World Draughts Championship Human v Computer Boston 1994, third World Memory Championship London 1994, World Chess Championship between Kasparov and Kramnik London 2000; organiser: First Mind Sports Olympiad Royal Festival Hall 1997, Second Mind Sports Olympiad London 1998, Third Mind Sports Olympiad London 1999, seven Brighton Int Chess Tournaments (with Julian Simpole), World Memory Championships Kingdom of Bahrain (with Tony Buzan) 1991-2008, nineteenth and twentieth World Memory Championships Guangzhou 2010-11, 21st World Memory Championship London; organiser Brain of the Year Award 2013; ceo Mind Sports Olympiad 1998, fndr IMPALA London Ltd (Int Media Prodn and Literary Activities) 2005, fndr and sole prop Impala Films 2006; dir: Festival of the Mind Int Brain Trust Charity, Outside Inside Pathways 2013-, World Peace and Prosperity Fndn 2013-, chm Howard Staunton Soc 2003-; Freeman City of London 2001, Int Arbiter Mental World Records, World Chess Federation-Fide-Official Organiser, World Chess Federation Int Arbiter
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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