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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: 10184

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: 10184

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: 10184

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: 10184

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...
by O.G. Urcan
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 150
Views: 15913

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

On 13 January Tryfon Gavriel wrote in this thread: Justin there was a further reply from Raymond Keene on Chessgames.com for the record: "Jan-12-14 Premium Chessgames Member ray keene: let me make it absolutely clear-whenever i have quoted or summarised anything ever written by garry i have sought a...
by O.G. Urcan
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 150
Views: 15913

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

Thanks for the interesting post, Simon. Obviously, the "I completely disagree" bit from my text referred to Mr Barden's speculative comment about Mr Winter's alleged soft spots...Mr Winter has done nothing more than to simply reproduce an account he obtained from Olga Capablanca. While reading that ...
by O.G. Urcan
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

I have now found somebody who welcomed the English Chess Association, although without naming it. On page 371 of the September 1988 British Chess Magazine Stewart Reuben wrote: "There is no doubt we now have too many players seeking too few opportunities to make a living or play in strong events. Pl...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Did everyone try really hard to beat Vera Menchik ?!
Replies: 16
Views: 4857

Re: Did everyone try really hard to beat Vera Menchik ?!

In the Vera Menchik video I lost count of the number of pictures lifted from Edward Winter's "Chess Notes" site without a word of acknowledgement. At http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/copying.html Mr Winter wrote: "Nor does Chess Notes exist to offer a free scanning service for photographs (s...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

One of the Eureka Electronics leaflets sent to ECA members had the English Chess Association logo and said: "The Novag range of chess computers is recommended by the ECA and all carry an invitation to one year's free membership." Another leaflet from the company, issued at Christmas 1989, had this a...
by O.G. Urcan
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

Now may be a convenient time to summarize what we have learned so far from the many posts on the topic of the English Chess Association. The Association was created by Raymond Keene in October 1987, in the immediate aftermath of his resignation from the British Chess Federation. That resignation con...
by O.G. Urcan
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

The references to a "split" and "breakaway" were in a Times report published on 14 October 1987, and it was precisely that report which Professor Kennaway described as inaccurate in his fax to the newspaper dated 16 October 1987 (sent, he said, after Raymond Keene had been consulted). Shortly afterw...
by O.G. Urcan
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

We are told by Professor Kennaway, Chairman of the ECA , that he envisages the new body as rather like the Friends of Chess in the best tradition of the Slater sponsorship." That standpoint of the ECA's first Chairman was contradicted yesterday by Andrew Zigmond when he wrote categorically: "the En...
by O.G. Urcan
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

There has been no selective quotation of Andrew Zigmond's words; I simply listed three different statements of his, made on 5, 15 and 16 January, about the ECA's current status. I have been discussing the ECA only, whereas Andrew Zigmond has used the thread to add more general comments on Raymond Ke...
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

This thread has been very helpful so far in providing a factual overview of the English Chess Association and in highlighting the confusion that has occurred - sometimes by accident and sometimes by design - between the English Chess Association and the English Chess Federation/British Chess Federat...
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

Some further information about the ECA, although there's still no recent news. Page 343 of the August 1989 British Chess Magazine reported briefly on the "ECA/Granada Tournament; Preston", which "suffered from withdrawals. The Polgar sisters wanted to renegotiate terms when they heard that Akhmylovs...