Search found 105 matches

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: 13
Views: 482

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: 1164

The English Chess Federation Website and Twitter

On 10 March 2020 I posted this tweet:

ogutweet1.JPG
ogutweet1.JPG (35.28 KiB) Viewed 1164 times

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

ecf1.jpg
ecf1.jpg (27.15 KiB) Viewed 1164 times

The same day this tweet was posted by the ECF:

ecf2.JPG
ecf2.JPG (26.29 KiB) Viewed 1164 times

- 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: 2566

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: 254
Views: 28978

Re: End of an era

There is a great deal of information in the section headed "Raymond Keene and Tony Buzan" on this webpage.
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 254
Views: 28978

Re: End of an era

It also provides us with the encomium Tony Buzan will do for the brain what Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time did for the universe which it attributes to The Times, although no specific writer is identified. A little Googling, though, suggests that the author was one Raymond Keene. I wonder...
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 105
Views: 22154

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

Since I am not a subscriber to the BCM (I see only occasional issues electronically), may I ask what corrections, if any, the magazine has published? With thanks, - O.G. Urcan As my question of a week ago has not been answered, I assume that the BCM has published no corrections at all. The offendin...
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 105
Views: 22154

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

Since I am not a subscriber to the BCM (I see only occasional issues electronically), may I ask what corrections, if any, the magazine has published?
With thanks,
- O.G. Urcan
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 254
Views: 28978

Re: End of an era

Another one: http://iobd.org.uk/en/speakers/raymond-keene-obe. This claims that Raymond Keene is a "contributor to a number of daily print publications." At https://www.worldmemorychampionships.com/message-from-the-president-raymond-keene-obe Raymond Keene takes a stand against imitation and passing...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 254
Views: 28978

Re: End of an era

Another page about Raymond Keene is in the list of "Biographies" at the website of The Mother & Child Foundation: http://www.themotherandchildfoundation. ... iographies
by O.G. Urcan
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 254
Views: 28978

Re: End of an era

This "Visioneer" webpage has some familiar claims and some new ones:
https://thevisioneers.ca/visionary-lead ... -keene-obe
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 105
Views: 22154

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

This undermines even further Jimmy Adams' car-crash defence of Raymond Keene in the BCM.
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 2355

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Geoff Chandler's "corrected" version at his website reads: "This is all the fault of the Chess Historian Edward Winter. ... Ages ago his site said that when Morphy played his famous game at the opera in Paris 1858 the opera being performed was Norma by Bellini." Edward Winter's site has never said a...
by O.G. Urcan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 2355

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

To cut to the chase again: at chessgames.com on 18 November 2019 Geoff Chandler falsely attributed to Edward Winter another person's remark about the Morphy opera game, and he is still refusing to post a correction on that website.
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 2355

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

To cut to the chase: at the two websites mentioned, Geoff Chandler made untrue statements, and he is refusing to post corrections.
by O.G. Urcan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 2355

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Geoff Chandler also misattributed the "probably The Barber of Seville" remark at chessgames.com, so he needs to make a correction there too.