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by O.G. Urcan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Swiss Pairing Systems
Replies: 27
Views: 1391

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: 72
Views: 11644

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: 72
Views: 11644

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: 1517

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: 2748

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: 3101

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: 3101

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: 1452

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: 1452

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: 1452

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: 2975
Views: 323693

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: 46
Views: 2808

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: 4011

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: 1452

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...