USIA Vice-President for Europe Raymond Keene OBE

Raymond Keene OBE is the Vice-President for Europe of the United Sigma Intelligence Association. He is the Global President of the World Memory Championships, World Mind Mapping Championships, and World Speed Reading Championships.

Master of Arts from Trinity College Cambridge University where I shared lodgings with H.R.H. Prince Charles. Majored in Modern Languages primarily German language and literature with special emphasis on Goethe.

Chess correspondent for The Times of London 1985-2019. Currently Chess Correspondent of the online newspaper The Article, The British Chess Magazine, The Australian, Sydney, and The Tokyo Times. Contributor to The Gulf News Dubai. Author of a world record 203 books on Chess, Mind Sports, Genius and Thinking. Books translated into sixteen different languages including Spanish and Chinese.

Global President of the World Memory, Mind Mapping, and Speed Reading Sports Councils. Chief Organiser of twenty-eight World Memory Championships from 1991 to the present day.

Chief Organiser of World Chess Championships with Garry Kasparov in 1986/1993 and 2000.

Career Highlights

  • International Chess Grandmaster (1976)

  • Awarded OBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II (1985)

  • Chief Organiser of first-ever Human vs. Computer World Championship in any thinking sport, namely draughts (1992)

Author of over 200 books, including:

  • Grandmaster Strategy

  • Grandmaster Tactics

  • History of Chess

  • Book of Genius

  • Mind Sports 2000

  • The Official Biography of Tony Buzan

  • Chess Openings with Garry Kasparov


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