|Jan-25-08|| ||whiskeyrebel: I can't believe no one has posted here yet. Besides operating Chesscafe.com, being a Tal translator and a journalist of note with in depth interviews of titans of our game, Mr. Russell gave me excellent advice on occasion and significant encouragement when he was for some reason forced to live in my boyhood hometown of Portland, Oregon in the early 70's. I'm sure over the years he's counseled hundreds of other juniors, most of whom likely went further than I could. I also understand he has some chess "political" enemies. In spite of all that, I want to lift my glass to him. Thanks.|
|Sep-23-08|| ||Joshka: He's on the John Watson Show tonight!!!...in fact I played him in a postal game over 30 years ago!!|
|Sep-23-08|| ||whiskeyrebel: We're getting old. I drew him once in a tournament when I was 13. I found the game score in a musty box. It was 1970. I wish my computer had functioning sound for the show.|
|Sep-24-08|| ||Joshka: Hey Sky, getting ?LOL...I'm there man already!...you still on dial/up??|
|Sep-24-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Russell also wrote one of the earliest books on the history of CC, called "Correspondence Chess" (Thinkers' Press, 1980).|
|Oct-05-08|| ||Karpova: Hanon W. Russell's article "Steal This Article!": http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skitt...|
Russell writes about plagiarism and describes one case of blatant stealing entertainingly. The article is really worth reading.
Hanon W. Russell: <And so, dear reader, as you ponder this sticky wicket, you may wonder: “Why bother? What’s the point?” You may also be perplexed why one of the world’s most heavily visited and most respected chess websites is even bothering with this justchess incident. Doesn’t the
mosquito-on-an-elephant’s-butt principle apply?
We would respectfully suggest that there are several reasons that not only publishers and authors should be concerned, but readers as well. Like most journals that publish quality material, ChessCafe pays its columnists for each article they contribute. These articles belong to these writers; they are their intellectual property. And for those who are professional writers (not players who also happen to write), the articles are more than just intellectual property. They are their stock-and-trade, their bread-and-butter. This is how they earn their living.
That means that if you enjoy Hans Ree’s storytelling, Mark Dvoretsky’s instructive analysis, or for that matter, any good writer’s work that appears anywhere, you must not stand for or otherwise support any person or publisher that steals and misappropriates someone else’s work. Forgetting for the moment that this is thievery which is no different than swiping someone’s watch, if their work is stolen or republished in violation of copyright, at some point, the decision may be made to stop writing, stop publishing, and then we will all be the poorer for it.>
|Apr-25-09|| ||Tabanus: Hanon Russell is a lawyer and chess expert (former chess master) from Milford, Connecticut. He publishes ChessCafe.com, a weekly publication online. He has been a translator of Russian chess books. He is the owner of the Russell Collection, the largest collection of chess letters, correspondence, and autograph documentation in the world, with over 14,000 items. He is the publisher of the International Chess Calendar.|
|Oct-29-14|| ||MissScarlett: The Chess Cafe has become subscription-membership only, so a lot of useful archived material is no longer just a click away.|