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by O.G. Urcan
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: A "book review" by James Pratt
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: A "book review" by James Pratt

Still on the subject of James Pratt's "review":

The Paulsen book weighs 1.3 kilos, and not "about 5 kilos." It was published in Spring 2019, and not on "30 Nov. 2018." It has 441 pages, and not "274."
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: A "book review" by James Pratt
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: A "book review" by James Pratt

Roger Lancaster's strange post seems to be based on a simple misreading of my post.

Hans Renette's book is excellent.
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: A "book review" by James Pratt
Replies: 8
Views: 763

A "book review" by James Pratt

Here is a passage from page 123 of Hans Renette's McFarland book on Louis Paulsen: macdonnell1.jpg That is fine, but this is what appears in a "book review" by James Pratt (https://britishchessnews.com/2019/10/23/book-review-louis-paulsen-a-chess-biography-with-719-games-hans-renette): macdonnell2.j...
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 111
Views: 7417

Re: End of an era

Concerning Raymond Keene's claim to have written The Spectator 's chess column for "42 years without missing a week", these were the columnists during a six-week run in 1986: 11 October: David Spanier 18 October: Raymond Keene 25 October: David Spanier 1 November: David Levy 8 November: Raymond Kee...
by O.G. Urcan
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 111
Views: 7417

Re: End of an era

Concerning Raymond Keene's claim to have written The Spectator 's chess column for "42 years without missing a week", these were the columnists during a six-week run in 1986: 11 October: David Spanier 18 October: Raymond Keene 25 October: David Spanier 1 November: David Levy 8 November: Raymond Keen...
by O.G. Urcan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dale Brandreth (1931-2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 712

Dale Brandreth (1931-2019)

Chess Notes item 11472 announces the death yesterday of the highly-respected chess authority Dale Brandreth. http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/index.html
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Swiss Pairing Systems
Replies: 27
Views: 1807

Re: Swiss Pairing Systems

Richard Forster wrote briefly about the origins of the Swiss System in Chess Notes item 4118: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/wint ... ml#CN_4118
by O.G. Urcan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 82
Views: 15545

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

The June BCM, just out, has no corrections or anything else regarding Jimmy Adams' article.

- O.G. Urcan
by O.G. Urcan
Mon May 20, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 82
Views: 15545

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

One small example here of how Jimmy Adams operates. My 5 December 2018 article (https://www.patreon.com/posts/meal-ticket-23138934) about the Keene/Jacobs book on the Carlsen-Caruana match took a grand total of four words to point out the book's misspelling "Kieseritsky" instead of Kieseritzky. Jimm...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon May 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Walden
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Re: Brian Walden

Edward Winter has added some information about Brian Walden in his feature article "Chess and the House of Commons"
(http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/commons.html).
by O.G. Urcan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: A genius; but a dipsomaniac!
Replies: 24
Views: 3199

Re: A genius; but a dipsomaniac!

As regards the mystery over James Mason's real name, see www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/buckley.html Concerning Mason's marital status, Chess Notes item 9615 quoted from printed indexes of the Principal Probate Registry of England and Wales: "James Mason of Blodwin Cottage, New Thundersley, Essex...
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 32
Views: 3504

Re: Tony Buzan

Here is a sample page from the Keene book on Buzan mentioned in my earlier posting:

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by O.G. Urcan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 32
Views: 3504

Re: Tony Buzan

The "Chronology" section (pages 18-29) of the second edition (2017) of Raymond Keene's book on Tony Buzan includes these claims about rowing: "1988: Member of coaching team for the Great Britain Olympic Rowing squad, Korean Olympics." "1990 and ongoing: Mental Toughness coach, Marlow Rowing Club, on...
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 21
Views: 1751

Re: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

Tim Harding wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:43 pm

I think this should be the end of the matter and if Mr. Urcan chooses to attack me here again the mods should take down his postings about me.
My posts in this thread have been purely factual.

- O.G. Urcan