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|Sep-20-13|| ||Bob Loblaw: That's Edgar Winter of Chess Notes fame, not Edgar Winters (note the 's') as in the brother of Johnny.|
|Sep-20-13|| ||TheFocus: Edward Winter writes about chess. Edgar Winter does not.|
|Sep-20-13|| ||JoergWalter: <Bob Loblaw> in the happy style of <RedShield> et. al..
"c'est la meme jeanette"?|
|Sep-20-13|| ||ray keene: winter seemingly forgot to ask the publishers whether i had permission to quote material-i feel he shd have tried to get both sides of the story before rushing into print!|
|Sep-20-13|| ||Jim Bartle: A writer should always give credit when using others' material, whether he has permission or not.|
|Sep-21-13|| ||ray keene: have you read all my articles-all credits were given according to publishers wishes!|
|Sep-21-13|| ||Jim Bartle: OK. But it isn't the publisher's wishes which matter. The author is responsible for giving proper credit.|
|Sep-21-13|| ||ray keene: no-rights belong to the publisher-thanks for your views but thats enough on this topic- best wishes!|
|Sep-21-13|| ||Jim Bartle: I guess I had it wrong. I thought you were referring to the publisher of the author who is re-using the material. You're referring to the original publisher of the material.|
In any case, who has the rights depends on who holds the copyright. In my case I hold the copyrights, not the publisher.
|Sep-21-13|| ||MarkFinan: Mondo, I sent you a message about a game I played via facebook, but you didnt reply.
I understand you must be busy, so im just wandering if you got the message but havent had time to reply, or maybe you just forgot?|
|Sep-28-13|| ||ray keene: <jim bartle>-yes thats right|
<mark finan>-no sorry didnt get it-can you post here?
|Sep-28-13|| ||parisattack: Hello <GM Keene>
I have a question on your Flank Openings book; may be too far in the past, but I will ask:
I had all four editions but managed to lose the 2nd edition (Flank Openings 1970, BCM Quarterly #13), so I replaced it with one I found on Amazon.com. Curiously, it is a hardback - I have never seen any of the editions in other than softback.
This one has no dust cover but it *appears* someone pasted the software front cover to it. Unless that was how it was produced??
Any details appreciated; especially if the other editions came hardback, if they had dust covers or embossed if so.
(I collect chess literature so this is sort of interesting to me.
(Wonderful series, btw; I refer to them quite often.)
|Sep-28-13|| ||ray keene: Thanks-I know of no hardback-maybe someone created a home made version ! Thanks for the kind words.|
|Sep-28-13|| ||parisattack: Thank you!
It has the same binding as some of the other BCM Quarterlies. I compared it with the Sultan Kahn, couple of others. It is also embossed with the title 'Flank Games' on the spine in gold. Only the softback Flank Games front cover has been glued to the front. I am guessing no dust cover as many of the BCMs did not have them and so the previous owner endeavored to remedy.
"It's probably worth millions" as Fischer might say. :) It lacks only the author's signature! Perhaps I can solve that problem when we dine at Banca with IM Day, discuss hypermodernism.
|Sep-28-13|| ||ray keene: flank openings was discovered amongst fischer's possessions at his death and was auctioned i believe-delighted to sign it-are you ever in london?|
|Sep-28-13|| ||parisattack: I am in London once or twice a year, on route to Dubai for business. I shall let you know when next I go - quite possibly November as I've just been waiting for the weather in the UAE to become at least tolerable. Dinner on me; it would be a great treat and honor to meet you!|
I was also toying with the idea of seeing at least a few days of the WC in Chennai. Will you be attending?
|Sep-29-13|| ||ray keene: i am not going to chennai but i will be in london in november and delighted to meet you-simpsons i shd think will be appropriate|
|Oct-10-13|| ||RedShield: <Brain training games, apps, and websites are popular and it's not hard to see why—who wouldn't want to give their mental abilities a boost? New research suggests that brain training programs might strengthen your ability to hold information in mind, but they won't bring any benefits to the kind of intelligence that helps you reason and solve problems.|
The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.>
|Nov-09-13|| ||HeMateMe: Hi Ray, I know it's early but I wonder if you have any opinion on the carnival in Chennai, as the first game has been concluded?|
I see a scenario, down the road, of Carlsen being world champion, and refusing to follow FIDE's (Kirsan's) timetable for elimination matches and such, and taking the title out of FIDE the way Kasparov did. He seems to be very much a free spirit, and has unlimited confidence. The game appears almost too easy for him, at times. I don't think he really likes the "rulebook".
Is this somewhat troublesome possibility likely, or do some of us just worry too much?
|Nov-09-13|| ||ray keene: much ado about nothing so far !|
|Nov-09-13|| ||ray keene: for those who wish to access my twitter feed ( see twitter icon further up the page for direct link) i am providing free access to my choice of the best games by previous champions and great masters provided by TVAPEX - Hope you enjoy it !! alternatively its @times_chess.|
|Nov-18-13|| ||MarkFinan: Mondo.. I see you're quite a prolific author, it seems you and Mr Schiller have written more chess books than anyone else I've heard of. I was just wandering. To write a biography on a chess player you're already very familiar with. How long should it take?
I realise that's a very vague question with no absolutely definitive answer, but should it really take over 10 yrs? To write a book on anyone, even someone you've never even heard of before, shouldn't take that long surely? It's just I think that this guy's kidding himself and everyone he tells.
It only took 10yr to write the dictionary from scratch if the old Blackadder episodes are to be taken seriously! ;)|
|Nov-30-13|| ||MUNGOMYERS: Hello Mr Keene i was wondering if the pterodactyl was a good defence and as i work quite long hours i dont have a massive amount of time to study loads of openings as white im combining the trompovsky and the queen's bishop attack they mould well together hoping i could play the ptero as my one defence as black hope you will advise me Thankyou|
|Dec-01-13|| ||RedShield: <These findings suggest that exercise training increases brain mitochondrial biogenesis, which may have important implications, not only with regard to fatigue, but also with respect to various central nervous system diseases and age-related dementia that are often characterized by mitochondrial dysfunction.>|
|Dec-01-13|| ||HeMateMe: Hard cardio work--running, swimming at a fast pace, or hill walking (in the city) is still the best and simplest way to preserve the brain's functions as you get into middle age and older. The increased oxygen flow to the brain via improved blood flow increases the number of synapses in the brain's nerve grid, increasing speed and reliability of neuron activity. [men have a far greater number of connective junctions than women, which some scientists believe is the reason that men play chess better than women--a physiological reason.] Even as one's limited number of brain cells die with aging, the improved connectivity gained with hard cardiovascular work offsets this natural deterioration, which has led to so many unfortunate declines in people's ability to reason out things as a functional adult.|
There is even new evidence that running and swimming allow the creation of new brain cells, where it was thought impossible, before.
The simple solutions remain the best solutions.
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