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by O.G. Urcan
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Keene's claim to have won "22 national championship titles."
Replies: 129
Views: 17532

Keene's claim to have won "22 national championship titles."

On his webpage http://www.keeneonchess.com/about-ray/ Raymond Keene says that he "has won 22 national championship titles."

How many of the 22 can be identified?

Many thanks.

Olimpiu G. Urcan
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 27
Views: 5975

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

Leonard Barden has confirmed that his on-line "Evening Standard" chess column has been saved: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/#9041._Mannerism

The column can be read at http://www.standard.co.uk/staticpage/chess/
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 27
Views: 5975

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

On 30 December Edward Winter reported in C.N. 9022 (http://www.chesshistory.com/winter):

"Mr Barden informs us that the Evening Standard has now agreed to prolong his chess column for a month, until the end of January 2015, to give time for a longer-term solution to be sought."
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BCM anniversary article
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

Re: BCM anniversary article

The British Chess Magazine has still not corrected the online version of G.H. Diggle's article. Apart from the glaring errors in general layout (line-spacing), there are many textual mistakes, such as these: The second paragraph has 'Were' in the middle of a sentence, and at the end of the same para...
by O.G. Urcan
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Statements by Dominic Lawson
Replies: 11
Views: 4170

Re: Statements by Dominic Lawson

As shown in the AGM thread, Dominic Lawson was asked a question about Raymond Keene at yesterday's meeting:
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by O.G. Urcan
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Statements by Dominic Lawson
Replies: 11
Views: 4170

Re: Statements by Dominic Lawson

Two tweets by Raymond Keene early last month: keenelawson1.jpg In view of Raymond Keene's conduct (examples one , two , three and four ), it may seem obvious that Dominic Lawson should be asked about their association. Have any officials or journalists asked him yet? Many thanks. Olimpiu G. Urcan
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Statements by Dominic Lawson
Replies: 11
Views: 4170

Statements by Dominic Lawson

Since deciding to stand for the post of ECF President, has Dominic Lawson made any statements about his association (past, present or future) with Raymond Keene?

Many thanks.

Olimpiu G. Urcan
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BCM anniversary article
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

Re: BCM anniversary article

The article by G.H. Diggle to which Stewart Reuben refers is available on-line:

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/wint ... loo_Bridge
by O.G. Urcan
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BCM anniversary article
Replies: 7
Views: 2554

BCM anniversary article

In 1955 the British Chess Magazine marked its 75th anniversary by publishing an article by G.H. Diggle. It was a great piece of writing, but see how poorly it is presented on the BCM's website:

http://www.britishchessmagazine.co.uk/a ... gh-diggle/

Olimpiu G. Urcan
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Cable Test Tournament of 1905
Replies: 13
Views: 2510

Re: The Cable Test Tournament of 1905

Have many previous editors of the British Chess Magazine offered to publish material that "anybody cares to dash off"?
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best annotator ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 3952

Re: Best annotator ever?

Gordon Cadden wrote: Jan Timman wrote an excellent book on the "Art of Annotation".
The book was entitled "The Art of Chess Analysis."
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 10184

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

As shown in Edward Winter's article "Fischer's Fury" (http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/fischer.html), matters were more complicated than that. Edward Winter went after Batsfords, counting the changes, with the same enthusiasm as shown for attacks on Schiller and others. He was later sworn a...
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 10184

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

Gordon Cadden wrote:GM John Nunn was responsible for editing Robert Fischer's "60 Memorable Games".
As shown in Edward Winter's article "Fischer's Fury" (http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/fischer.html), matters were more complicated than that.
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 10184

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

The latest "Streatham & Brixton" blog about copying - http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.ch/2014/03/wells-wells-wells.html - makes very uncomfortable reading, and I've seen no attempts by anyone to defend Raymond Keene's conduct. Another scandal - nothing to do with him, I think - which hasn't be...
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 10184

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

I’ve assisted Justin in investigating the plagiarism and recycling carried out by Ray Keene. We’ve looked at just about all of his columns published in The Times from 2011 onwards. We’ve looked at about 80% of his columns in The Spectator going back to early 2001. In total we’ve examined mo...