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by John McKenna
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 76
Views: 4510

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

You know how it should go - first get the copyright holder's permission to translate, print and sell your translation in Iran. You also know how difficult it is to agree such a contract with the copyright holder to cover the publishing, in Iran, of translations of English language chess books. It ma...
by John McKenna
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18248

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

... SNIP I suppose there's also whether the ECF should or could attempt to use Agon's World Championship match in London in some promotional manner. I recently read, in the Evening Standard (so it could be true), that Agon were moving their operation from Moscow to London in advance of the 2018 Wor...
by John McKenna
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 74
Views: 5942

Re: Director of Women's Chess

And she said, The Philistines be upon thee... And he woke out of his sleep...
by John McKenna
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 303
Views: 15751

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

The politics is (are?) so much more interesting than the chess. I must say that I found the chess exceptionally interesting, but the politics may be of greater long term significance... SNIP ... The two points on which almost everyone in the chess world ( possibly excluding St Louis, Sutovsky and t...
by John McKenna
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess-FIDE open
Replies: 97
Views: 9332

Re: London chess-FIDE open

That's good news.

Hope you are successful with your application and make it in time to play in the Classic.
by John McKenna
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Crewe Congress ..
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

Re: Crewe Congress ..

Nice one Rog... He eschewed 6... d6, and went for a side line. Normally in the KIA W plays for a K-side attack and B for a Q-side. He missed it with 9... Be7?!, wasting time, instead 9... b4... gets on with it - as in Uriwa-Schupp 1996 U-17 Hessen Ch. 1996 0-1 [41] The critical position, it seems, i...
by John McKenna
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 87
Views: 7415

Re: What do I do?

Hi Geoff, you old fakir you, how to "advertise you are thinking of starting up a chess club"? There's word of mouth, fliers in libraries, posters on derelict fences, skywriting by day and at night laser light shows reflected from clouds, &c, &c, &c. If this means what I think - How will the building...
by John McKenna
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 1951

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Very impressive - for an ageing Englishman abroad - from what I saw of the way it was done you met fire with fire, as usual. The homegrown players are usually not slouches when it comes to aggressive tactical fights and we know how good the Indian and Vietnamese players have become. Yet, the pairing...
by John McKenna
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 87
Views: 7415

Re: What do I do?

Are you asking how to make people aware that there is an intermittent chess club (hidden) in the building?
by John McKenna
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2346
Views: 100156

Re: The English Language

To impose... on the celestial spirits means - to get their attention and compel them to perform the acts that the priestesses' (sacred) singing and acting is all about.
by John McKenna
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 76
Views: 4510

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

Well said, that's all clear enough for me.
by John McKenna
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: An early Tony Miles game
Replies: 28
Views: 1881

Re: An early Tony Miles game

And, lest we forget, D.R. Jardine (b. Bombay, India... d. Montreux, Switzerland) and Larwood H. (b. Notts, Eng... d. Sydney, Australia)
by John McKenna
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2346
Views: 100156

Re: The English Language

Infallibles, to be a little more exact.
by John McKenna
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 76
Views: 4510

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

As I said, if you wish to hold to your moral beliefs then stop selling illicit books. If on the other, third, hand you are sureptitiously arguing that your moral beliefs are above international copyright law and that is because Iran does not adhere to that international law therefore you can do what...
by John McKenna
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2346
Views: 100156

Re: The English Language

Well that's alright then, Martin.

The major branch of Islam that is mainly practised in Iran believes in saints. The other major one does not.