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by O.G. Urcan
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

Gerard, for the avoidance of doubt, are you saying that you consider part of that unfair? If so, what part, please, and why, and is that just your own view, or is it shared by Tim? For the avoidance of doubt, and this is my view and my view alone, I think the whole thing is pointless, personal, pet...
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

Please see C.N. 11819 . - O.G. Urcan I note "on a discussion forum" Was it too much trouble to reveal which one? Perhaps EGW did not wish to draw attention to this place? Since the C.N. item is a "quiz question," no specific sources (books, articles, websites, forums) for any of the quotes have bee...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

Purely for the record, I add that Mark Crowther's unfortunate article on Alekhine, written in 1996, is still online uncorrected. It was Gerard Killoran who introduced the name of Mark Crowther to this thread yesterday afternoon. This morning I signaled my willingness to answer his points head-on, bu...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

Mark's an Information Scientist, and has been doing sterling work for nearly 30 years now reporting chess via TWIC After TWIC had been running for a while and when Winter had eventually discovered the Internet, he wrote a piece referring sarcastically to "the weak at chess". Roger de Coverly states...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

For that purpose I propose to create shortly a new thread on this Chess History section of the ECF, entitled "Tim Harding's typically peculiar assertions."- O.G. Urcan I note that only John Upham expressed an interest. Sending the examples to him by PM would be preferable for me and I suspect most ...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

By the way, Gerard Killoran, John Townsend and I have something else in common: we have all contributed many items to Chess Notes. In a 2018 book Tim Harding claimed to know why people contribute to Edward Winter's column. - O.G. Urcan Could you make clear what EGW meant by "typically peculiar asse...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

Nobody on this Forum (including Gerard Killoran, John Townsend and me) has been able to substantiate Tim Harding's claim of nearly five weeks ago that Edward Winter has made "many and unfair attacks" on him. Let's now see whether Tim Harding will break his silence and withdraw the words. By the way...
by O.G. Urcan
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

Nobody on this Forum (including Gerard Killoran, John Townsend and me) has been able to substantiate Tim Harding's claim of nearly five weeks ago that Edward Winter has made "many and unfair attacks" on him. Let's now see whether Tim Harding will break his silence and withdraw the words. By the way,...
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

Tim Harding refers to fairness yet makes that attack on Edward Winter without a word of substantiation. - O.G. Urcan A month has passed and Tim Harding has still produced no examples of "Winter's many and unfair attacks on my work." For example, how do you explain this snide remark from https://www...
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

I haven't for many years contributed to Chess Notes because of Winter's many and unfair attacks on my work, so that's another reason why I didn't follow up your finding. Tim Harding refers to fairness yet makes that attack on Edward Winter without a word of substantiation. - O.G. Urcan A month has ...
by O.G. Urcan
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 90
Views: 4114

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

Tim Harding wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:29 pm
I haven't for many years contributed to Chess Notes because of Winter's many and unfair attacks on my work, so that's another reason why I didn't follow up your finding.
Tim Harding refers to fairness yet makes that attack on Edward Winter without a word of substantiation.

- O.G. Urcan
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The English Chess Federation Website and Twitter
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

The English Chess Federation Website and Twitter

On 10 March 2020 I posted this tweet:

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Nine days later the following appeared on the English Chess Federation's website:

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The same day this tweet was posted by the ECF:

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- O.G. Urcan
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Notes - major downscale
Replies: 16
Views: 2657

Re: Chess Notes - major downscale

If it is a one man show then it's a lot of work and due a rest, but I and other suspect there is a dedicated team running things. He (they) should get adverts on it's to make some money... Chess Notes is the work of Edward Winter, and has been since 1982. The suggestion that there is "a dedicated t...
by O.G. Urcan
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 256
Views: 32051

Re: End of an era

There is a great deal of information in the section headed "Raymond Keene and Tony Buzan" on this webpage.