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by O.G. Urcan
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Statements by Dominic Lawson
Replies: 11
Views: 4193

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: 4193

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: 4193

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: 2580

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: 2580

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: 2674

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: 4023

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: 10399

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: 10399

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: 10399

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: 10399

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...
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 10399

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

When Raymond Keene's "Complete Book of Gambits" plagiarized four and a half pages of John Donaldson's analysis of Lisitsin’s Gambit, the parking fine paid by Keene's US publishers was $3,000.
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 10399

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

For a moment, let's just imagine that some "controversial" figure in the chess world - maybe Ilyumzhinov, Danailov or Azmaiparashvili - is also a journalist. It's proved, through careful research, that he has copied dozens of annotated games, pretty much word for word, from Kasparov's "Predecessors"...
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 10399

Re: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

Kasparov on twitter claims to be aware of his material being recycled, but leaves it in the hands of publishers and agents. Yes, Kasparov confirmed his awareness on Twitter a few days ago, though the words "recycled" and "agents" were not used. As shown at http://keenipedia.com/plagiarism-2, he was...
by O.G. Urcan
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals
Replies: 163
Views: 10399

Chess magazines' coverage of chess literature scandals

The thread on the recent Varsity match has developed into discussing why chess magazines have not informed their readers about Raymond Keene's plagiarism, and I'd like to suggest a new thread not only for that case but also for the more general question of why scandals involving chess literature are...