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Born in UK

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Raymond Keene was born on January 29, 1948 in the UK. He is an actor, known for The Zombie Diaries (2006).

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He was the first English chess player to achieve a Grandmaster Norm in Tournament play.
Keene has been the chess correspondent of The Times newspaper since 1985, and writes regularly for The Spectator magazine also where he has written non stop for thirty years, the 30th anniversary being March 12, 2007.
He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE), on Queen Elizabeth II's Honours' List, for services to chess in 1985.
He has organized world chess championship matches for more than two decades.
He holds the world record for number of chess books written.

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