16 March 2010

Future GM Ray Kleene

Ebay seller xavgallery is back with more photos from great chess events of yesteryear (see Capablanca in Memoriam for an introduction). This shot features the English player 'Kleene' in a match against Argentina for preliminary group 4 of the 1966 Olympiad at Havana.

Facing GMs Najdorf and Panno on the first two boards, England lost the match 3-1, but the untitled 'Kleene' managed a draw with the Black pieces against IM Garcia. For more about the event and the player, see 17th Chess Olympiad: Havana 1966 and Keene, Raymond Dennis on Olimpbase.org.

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