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by O.G. Urcan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

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: 19
Views: 1300

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: 1044

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
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

Harding's claim that the game was played by Labourdonnais is still on-line (http://www.chessmail.com/research/Historic-games.html). The page above is not linked to either from Tim's home page, or even his research page under which it is found in the link above. It would be difficult for anyone to c...
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

Harding's claim that the game was played by Labourdonnais is still on-line (http://www.chessmail.com/research/Historic-games.html).
by O.G. Urcan
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2797
Views: 299866

Re: Media comments on chess

Macron on Brexit : "We need to get out of this checkmate. A proposed rejection of the EU with no plan can only ever lead to stalemate." Can we verify Emmanuel Macron's exact words? Dipping into this recording of his recent press conference in Brussels https://www.boursorama.com/videos/actualites/so...
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 38
Views: 1786

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

Tim Harding wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:20 pm

In Italy it may have been Serafino Dubois who was influential in the modern rules being adopted, but on this you should consult Fabiano Zavatarelli.
Not "Fabiano." Nor "Fabio," as given on page 4 of Tim Harding's book on Blackburne. Zavatarelli's forename is Fabrizio.
by O.G. Urcan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Winning against both Capablanca and Fischer
Replies: 22
Views: 3672

Re: Winning against both Capablanca and Fischer

Threw the original question: Wins against both Capablanca and Fischer to the crowd at Chessgames. We have a fifth. The Canadian Maurice Fox (1898-1988) He beat Capa in a simul in Vienna in 1919 and Fischer in the Canadian Open in 1956. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=12989 In Capabla...
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 21
Views: 1044

Re: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

See, though, https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=8967#p196126. The Morning Post is clear that De la Bourdonnais won the game.... That is not true. The Morning Post column in question does not mention De la Bourdonnais anywhere at all: column.JPG The same game and text were reproduced on page...
by O.G. Urcan
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

Reaction to the publication of Anne Sunnucks' The Encyclopaedia of Chess (1970) is shown by Edward Winter in Chess Notes item 9280: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/wint ... ml#CN_9280
by O.G. Urcan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 5925

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

Raymond Keene has just reacted at http://www.chessgames.com/player/raymond_keene.html to criticism of his Carlsen v Caruana match book (criticism made in, for instance, my review at https://www.patreon.com/posts/23138934). That review gave countless examples of copying, factual mistakes, typos, etc....
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: "Chess is intellectual gymnastics"
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: "Chess is intellectual gymnastics"

By chance, I discussed the Steinitz quotation with Edward Winter a few days ago, with a view to presenting various citations on the Chess Notes page.

- O.G.Urcan
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2914

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

Mention has been made, in relation to Eric Schiller's passing, of the "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" tag so maybe it's not totally inappropriate to recall what Eric himself wrote on the death of former FIDE president Florencio Campomanes in 2010: "An evil man who is not going to be missed. Thoroughly ...