Raymond Dennis Keene, born Jan 29, 1948, is a British Grandmaster (1976), author of over 140 chess books, and organizer of many international chess matches. He received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his chess services in 1985. He was British Champion in 1971. He was the first British player to achieve a FIDE Grandmaster norm (but the second to become a British Gradmaster, after Tony Miles). He has organized three World Chess Championships. He may have written more chess books than any other chess author. He is a chess correspondent for The Times and The Spectator.