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by O.G. Urcan
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

The confusion surrounding the start-up of the English Chess Association was described on page 545 of the December 1987 British Chess Magazine , which also said: "We rather agree with the viewpoint we heard from Stewart Reuben, that any new body would be better named something like 'Chess Force' or '...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 150
Views: 15912

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

Geoff Chandler writes: "I've never seen anybody make an excuse for his [Raymond Keene's] copying and pasting and lifting actions." Please refer to http://www.kingpinchess.net/2012/04/plagiarism-watch Concerning the 1948 world championship match-tournament, Tryfon Gavriel gives a link to a piece by a...
by O.G. Urcan
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 150
Views: 15912

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

I'd like to make some points about various issues in this discussion: 1. The Lasker vs Thomas game is in K. Whyld's 1998 book on Lasker, with a slightly different date: 17, not 18, April 1896. 2. On 5 January Tryfon Gavriel referred to Capablanca's "3rd wife". He was married twice. 3. It's good to s...
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 150
Views: 15912

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

There is no evidence that Stalin personally cared about or played chess. As for his friendship with Krylenko, that didn't prevent K being purged and shot in 1938. The Stalin hiding behind a curtain to watch the games story remains a fiction of Olga Capablanca, for whom Winter seems to have a soft s...
by O.G. Urcan
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

I've now managed to get hold of an English Chess Association brochure from the late 1980s:
by O.G. Urcan
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

I can add that two of Edward Winter's "Chess Notes" items (1765 and 1867, written in the late 1980s) were included on page 168 of his book "Chess Explorations" (Cadogan Chess):
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

Ian Kingston's two postings have been about "Not the British Chess Magazine," but that publication is not relevant to the discussion. It was dated 1984, three years before the "English Chess Association" was formed. The (excellent) spoof advertisement for the "Antarctic Chess Association" first appe...
by O.G. Urcan
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Re: Enquiry: English Chess Association

Thanks to Roger de Coverly and Martin Regan for their comments. I was aware of some details about how the "English Chess Association" came about in 1987 from the final part of Edward Winter's article at http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/relief.html. As to whether the Association intended to c...
by O.G. Urcan
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Enquiry: English Chess Association
Replies: 92
Views: 14543

Enquiry: English Chess Association

Greetings from Singapore. May I enquire whether anyone knows anything about the "English Chess Association"? Who are its officers and members, and what are its activities? In his book on Tony Buzan published this year Raymond Keene describes himself as "the Chairman of the English Chess Association"...