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Date: 09 Jul 2006 15:41:48
From: Chess One
Subject: Ray of Sunshine
Ray is currently 'away' but his Chessville column begins next week. Thanks
to Gothic Chess for the sponsorship.
------
(7/8) Keene On Chess: Chessville is proud to announce that beginning
Sunday, July 16, 2006, GM Raymond Keene, OBE, one of the most widely-read
English-language chess authors of our age, will begin to grace Chessville's
web pages. GM Keene has been an influential figure on the world chess scene
for over thirty years, as a player, organizer, and author. Educated at
Dulwich College and Trinity College, Cambridge (where he studied modern
languages), Keene rose to prominence in the chess scene in the early
seventies. He won the British Chess Championship at Blackpool in 1971. At
that time the UK had no GMs, and its best known player was the highly
respected Jonathan Penrose (who famously beat Mikhail Tal in 1960). Keene
was part of the first group of British players to achieve the necessary
norms to become a GM - beaten to the finish line in 1976 by Tony Miles for
the title of first British GM. Keene, author of more than 130 chess and
other books, is being sponsored by Gothic Chess, a chess variant that adds
two new pieces to the traditional 16 in each player's army: a chancellor,
moving like a Rook or a knight (pictured), and an archbishop, moving like a
bishop or a knight. The board is necessarily expanded to 10x10 squares to
accomodate the new pieces. Learn more about Gothic Chess here. Read also
our 20-Questions interview with GM Keene. Chessville is proud to welcome GM
Keene to the neighborhood, and look forward to his debut article next week:
A Universal Defence.
-------
And when that comes out I hope that chess players here will take a good look
at it and estimate its playability and any experience with it at various
skill levels.

//Phil Innes






 
Date: 15 Jul 2006 20:55:24
From:
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine

jr wrote:

There are just so many lies in this post. Liarry has been busy. Things
must be slow in Reno.

> Here Brennen applauds Paul Hoffman (the crony

My crony?!? I don't know the man!

who
> got $50,000 of our dues money without open bidding)
> for neither answering questions nor filing a written
> report about how he arrived at his awful decisions to
> redesign Chess Life and the USCF website:

Aside from the obvious distortion and sour grapes in the description of
the USCF website and Chess Life redesigns, "jr" has engaged in his
usual rewriting. See below:

> "Dear Mr. Hoffman
> Again, I'd suggest ignoring all email from chesstours
> AKA Larry Evans. And please be prepared for all of
> your correspondence to appear on message boards
> and newsgroups, courtesy Evans and his pet hack Larry Parr.
> _
> Best wishes,
> Neil Brennen
>
> "Oh I agree, nothing here that would cause me to stop reading an
> error-ridden Evans or Keene or Schiller Cardoza tome."

This sentence was not part of my email. jr. went back 5 years and
lifted a sentence from a newsgroup exchange with John Fernandez because
he wanted to make the email appear to be an attack on Evans' work. I've
included the complete post below.

Does this rewriting of a newsgroup post to make it appear as if it were
part of a letter remind you of anyone? Say, perhaps, a former Chess
Life columnist? One who gave prizes to letters he rewrote from
newsgroup posts?

**************************

> - The books ICE was making weren't generally very earth shattering.

Only major works on Rubinstein, Fischer, and Alekhine,
autobiographical works by Gufeld and Hoffman, tactics books by Minev,
match books on Kasparov-Karpov 1990 and Fischer-Spassky 1992.... Oh I
agree, nothing here that would cause me to stop reading an
error-ridden Evans or Keene or Schiller Cardoza tome.

I can't

> think of any ICE books that ended up as must-reads on everyone's list, despite
> them cranking out some fantastic works.

The definition of classic as a work everyone praises and no one reads
comes to mind when I read your comments John.



 
Date: 13 Jul 2006 20:16:43
From:
Subject: Speaking of Hydrophobia - jr joins Innes in Stalking The Historian

jr wrote:
> '
> "If indeed Innes were a bitch, he could be put down at the
> first sign of froth appearing on his lips. Unfortunately, he's
> a human being..." (Brennen to Innes)

Jr, the likely front for a disgruntled Reno GM, joins Innes in the
froth at the mouth club. This rabid bitch is no more accurate than the
one in Brattleboro; note it cannot tell the difference between Innes
and "JamesRynd".



 
Date: 13 Jul 2006 19:23:30
From: Louis Blair
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine
jr wrote (13 Jul 2006 18:24:54 -0700):

7 ... [Neil Brennen] employs several screen names ...

_
"I once thought SpamScone was [a pseudonym],
but it appears that Neil Brennen revealed his
identity from the onset." - Larry Parr (14 Nov 2005
22:58:57 -0800)

_
jr quotes (13 Jul 2006 18:24:54 -0700)
Neil Brennen:

7 "Dear Mr. Hoffman
7 Again, I'd suggest ignoring all email from chesstours
7 AKA Larry Evans. And please be prepared for all of
7 your correspondence to appear on message boards
7 and newsgroups, courtesy Evans and his pet hack
7 Larry Parr.
7 _
7 Best wishes,
7 Neil Brennen"

_
What is jr's explanation for his previous comment?
_
"There are several people here on that list
who can attest to the fact that the very first
message from chessnews@mindspring
(who is Brennen) did indeed use the word
'hack' in referring to Parr and/or Evans."
- jr (23 May 2006 21:16:59 -0700)
_
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From: "jr" <julrem7@aol.com >
Newsgroups: rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.misc
Subject: Re: Keene on Kingpin
Date: 23 May 2006 21:16:59 -0700
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*You, of course, failed to present any email in which I
supposedly called Larry Evans a "hack." Thank you for
the admission that you lied when you stated: "...Neil
Brennen advised him to ignore questions coming from
"hacks" like GM Evans and Larry Parr."* (Neil Brennen)

Before calling Parr a liar, sir, why don't you check your
own emails?

There are several people here on that list who can
attest to the fact that the very first message from
chessnews@mindspring (who is Brennen) did indeed
use the word "hack" in referring to Parr and/or Evans.

Check your records, sir, and you will find the truth.

At any rate, it's gratifying to see that you now
deny that Parr and Evans are hacks.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA



 
Date: 13 Jul 2006 18:24:54
From: jr
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine
'You are biggest stalker and identity thief on these
newsgroups, and you are obsessed by strong players
and with anyone who has achieved anything, and you
lie and distort non-stop." (Innes to Brennen)

Truer words were never spoken.

"If indeed Innes were a bitch, he could be put down at the
first sign of froth appearing on his lips. Unfortunately, he's
a human being..." (Brennen to Innes)

Neil Brennen is a weak player who employs several
screen names and seethes with envy against those
with genuine achievements in chess. His pet targets
apart from Phil Innes are Evans, Parr, Keene and Schiller.

Here Brennen applauds Paul Hoffman (the crony who
got $50,000 of our dues money without open bidding)
for neither answering questions nor filing a written
report about how he arrived at his awful decisions to
redesign Chess Life and the USCF website:

"Dear Mr. Hoffman
Again, I'd suggest ignoring all email from chesstours
AKA Larry Evans. And please be prepared for all of
your correspondence to appear on message boards
and newsgroups, courtesy Evans and his pet hack Larry Parr.
_
Best wishes,
Neil Brennen

"Oh I agree, nothing here that would cause me to stop reading an
error-ridden Evans or Keene or Schiller Cardoza tome."


Spamscone@yahoo.com wrote:
> Chess Freak wrote:
> > Why is this cross-posted to RGCP?

> Because Mr. Innes wants RGCP readers to see how he is rewarded for
> carrying Keene's water.



 
Date: 10 Jul 2006 07:52:05
From: Larry Tapper
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine

jr wrote:
> GM Keene is one of the world's greatest chess
> authorities. Thank you for providing his voice on
> the Net. I certainly would much rather hear what
> Keene has to say than stalkers and nonentities
> like Spamscone (aka Neil Brennen).

Apparently jr doesn't feel the same way about Susan Polgar's column,
though. A couple of weeks ago he expressed the opinion that the June
Chess LIfe without Evans was entirely worthless. I asked him if he
really meant to say this, but he never responded.

LT

>
> Spamscone@yahoo.com wrote:
> > Chess Freak wrote:
> > > Why is this cross-posted to RGCP?
> >
> > Because Mr. Innes wants RGCP readers to see how he is rewarded for
> > carrying Keene's water.



 
Date: 09 Jul 2006 21:04:12
From: John J.
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine
I hope his writings won't be about the 'new' Gothic Chess game.

I used to own Keen's book 'Flank Openings'. heck of a book. I won many a
game using lines from it. Too bad Keen ran into my Friend Julio Kaplan at
the 1967 World Junior Chess Ch. or else he would have been the Champ.



"Chess One" <innes8@verizon.net > wrote in message
news:0t9sg.1204$hb3.1026@trndny04...
> Ray is currently 'away' but his Chessville column begins next week. Thanks
> to Gothic Chess for the sponsorship.
> ------
> (7/8) Keene On Chess: Chessville is proud to announce that beginning
> Sunday, July 16, 2006, GM Raymond Keene, OBE, one of the most widely-read
> English-language chess authors of our age, will begin to grace
> Chessville's web pages. GM Keene has been an influential figure on the
> world chess scene for over thirty years, as a player, organizer, and
> author. Educated at Dulwich College and Trinity College, Cambridge (where
> he studied modern languages), Keene rose to prominence in the chess scene
> in the early seventies. He won the British Chess Championship at
> Blackpool in 1971. At that time the UK had no GMs, and its best known
> player was the highly respected Jonathan Penrose (who famously beat
> Mikhail Tal in 1960). Keene was part of the first group of British
> players to achieve the necessary norms to become a GM - beaten to the
> finish line in 1976 by Tony Miles for the title of first British GM.
> Keene, author of more than 130 chess and other books, is being sponsored
> by Gothic Chess, a chess variant that adds two new pieces to the
> traditional 16 in each player's army: a chancellor, moving like a Rook or
> a knight (pictured), and an archbishop, moving like a bishop or a knight.
> The board is necessarily expanded to 10x10 squares to accomodate the new
> pieces. Learn more about Gothic Chess here. Read also our 20-Questions
> interview with GM Keene. Chessville is proud to welcome GM Keene to the
> neighborhood, and look forward to his debut article next week: A Universal
> Defence.
> -------
> And when that comes out I hope that chess players here will take a good
> look at it and estimate its playability and any experience with it at
> various skill levels.
>
> //Phil Innes
>




  
Date: 10 Jul 2006 14:14:24
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine

"John J." <detectorist@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:gbesg.60083$7G2.48220@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>I hope his writings won't be about the 'new' Gothic Chess game.
>
> I used to own Keen's book 'Flank Openings'. heck of a book. I won many a
> game using lines from it. Too bad Keen ran into my Friend Julio Kaplan at
> the 1967 World Junior Chess Ch. or else he would have been the Champ.

I should doubt he will mentioned Gothic or other chess variants, even though
GC has a remarkably large following of active players, something like 20,000
of them? - in discussing what sort of column he might have we thought that
an 'at large' one would best suit, allowing him to write both catholic chess
pieces [as in the forthcoming Universal Defence] and also to comment on
Chess in our Times.

You might take the opportunity to write to him after he gets going - he
volunteered that he would like to answer substantive questions in Q&A format
[which is a bit difficult to combine when the column has an existing theme,
so perhaps we should sometimes do a 'just Q&A' column. The writer has
expressed delight in not being too curtailed by print-column lengths, and I
think will 'go long' sometimes.

Chessville has a nasty habit, formalised in its 'Lessons Learned' column, of
asking people to annotate a loss ;) and maybe we'll get around to one of
those. It completely blew me away that when we asked Mark Taimanov to do
that he chose his game 3 vs Fischer, something he has been thinking about
for 25 years!

I once suggested to MT that this was the most complex position achieved in
the entire C20th, and while admitting being flattered by that comment, did
not disagree. I know I'm rambling here, its the morning coffee! Not only did
no one solve the position in all that time, computers couldn't do it
either...

The interesting thing about being able to commission articles and columns
[ and Chessville currently has a superfluity of sponsors ! ] is that it pays
to take a good hard look at what people want to read.

Do folks want more book review, or opening analysis, or tactical motif
articles, current games annotated like 'game of the month', strategic play,
play aimed at Club+level [say, 1700+] aimed at the 'candidate master' -
there is even strong and continuous interest in chess histories, while other
people have interests in memorabilia and the collectors market. Sometimes
people say thay want more information as combined biography and chess
carear - I agree with Edward Winter that no good title on Alekhine has
appeared, and with Taylor Kingston that the replacement book by Ken Whylds'
publisher [Ken was composing just such a bio] is atrocious!

Some want columns on rules [yuk! but that's just me] and others on
computers, online play and online tournament results. There is even a
proto-college network getting going on a team chess basis who would probably
engage regular clubs if given the right focus and someone to organise things
for them.

There are a couple of writers I would want to serialise on
parents&scholastics issues, since this is a perennial subject where the
emphasis often goes towards the child while parents struggle to orient
themselves to a game they don't play much or in which they are quickly
superceded in experience.

I currently recommended Tanya Jones' Survival Guide for Chess Parents to one
dad with a precocious 7 year old [ maybe a prodigy, I've played him and what
was interesting in the first few minutes was watching his eyes; they had
that scanning motion of just the important squares on the board, whereas
kids and novices often glance around randomly].

Added to which are geographical considerations, and we have wished to have
more European coverage, pace Keene, and now look further East and to China
for correspondents.

There are even areas of chess which are quite blank, so to speak, and no
overall training guide or psychological preparation for players is
available. I was unable to convince Adorjan's publisher to commit to just
such a title [probably a compendium, or ensemble production] yet as one of
the most played games all over the world it seems strange that it is played
so ad hoc.

Our general policy with sponsors is to inform them that at least 75% of the
sponsorship goes to the columnist, and we reserve up to 25% to cover
web-maintenance fees and sometimes paid-permissions and legal&c. In Susan
Polgar's case 'her' fee goes directly to the SP Foundation in support of
children in chess.

So! Let's say we currently have the money/sponsors to pick just two of
those - which?

Cordially, Phil Innes


>
> "Chess One" <innes8@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:0t9sg.1204$hb3.1026@trndny04...
>> Ray is currently 'away' but his Chessville column begins next week.
>> Thanks to Gothic Chess for the sponsorship.
>> ------
>> (7/8) Keene On Chess: Chessville is proud to announce that beginning
>> Sunday, July 16, 2006, GM Raymond Keene, OBE, one of the most widely-read
>> English-language chess authors of our age, will begin to grace
>> Chessville's web pages. GM Keene has been an influential figure on the
>> world chess scene for over thirty years, as a player, organizer, and
>> author. Educated at Dulwich College and Trinity College, Cambridge
>> (where he studied modern languages), Keene rose to prominence in the
>> chess scene in the early seventies. He won the British Chess
>> Championship at Blackpool in 1971. At that time the UK had no GMs, and
>> its best known player was the highly respected Jonathan Penrose (who
>> famously beat Mikhail Tal in 1960). Keene was part of the first group of
>> British players to achieve the necessary norms to become a GM - beaten to
>> the finish line in 1976 by Tony Miles for the title of first British GM.
>> Keene, author of more than 130 chess and other books, is being sponsored
>> by Gothic Chess, a chess variant that adds two new pieces to the
>> traditional 16 in each player's army: a chancellor, moving like a Rook or
>> a knight (pictured), and an archbishop, moving like a bishop or a knight.
>> The board is necessarily expanded to 10x10 squares to accomodate the new
>> pieces. Learn more about Gothic Chess here. Read also our 20-Questions
>> interview with GM Keene. Chessville is proud to welcome GM Keene to the
>> neighborhood, and look forward to his debut article next week: A
>> Universal Defence.
>> -------
>> And when that comes out I hope that chess players here will take a good
>> look at it and estimate its playability and any experience with it at
>> various skill levels.
>>
>> //Phil Innes
>>
>
>




 
Date: 09 Jul 2006 12:59:12
From: jr
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine
GM Keene is one of the world's greatest chess
authorities. Thank you for providing his voice on
the Net. I certainly would much rather hear what
Keene has to say than stalkers and nonentities
like Spamscone (aka Neil Brennen).

Spamscone@yahoo.com wrote:
> Chess Freak wrote:
> > Why is this cross-posted to RGCP?
>
> Because Mr. Innes wants RGCP readers to see how he is rewarded for
> carrying Keene's water.



  
Date: 09 Jul 2006 16:20:35
From: g4
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine

"jr" <julrem7@aol.com > wrote in message
news:1152475152.401262.117850@b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> GM Keene is one of the world's greatest chess
> authorities. Thank you for providing his voice on
> the Net. I certainly would much rather hear what
> Keene has to say than stalkers and nonentities
> like Spamscone (aka Neil Brennen).
>

And in the same vein, I'd rather hear what GM Keene has to say rather
than some gutless anon who often claims she plonks someone while
reading and answering his posts; as well as claiming to know all about
Richard Laurie in January and then knowing nothing about him 3 months
later.




 
Date: 09 Jul 2006 11:25:55
From:
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine

Chess Freak wrote:
> Why is this cross-posted to RGCP?

Because Mr. Innes wants RGCP readers to see how he is rewarded for
carrying Keene's water.



  
Date: 09 Jul 2006 20:44:26
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine

<Spamscone@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1152469555.089599.257870@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
>
> Chess Freak wrote:
>> Why is this cross-posted to RGCP?
>
> Because Mr. Innes wants RGCP readers to see how he is rewarded for
> carrying Keene's water.

Because Keene like Evans talks much about the politicians and their effect
over our game. Enjoy :))

PI




 
Date: 09 Jul 2006 11:20:26
From: Chess Freak
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine
Why is this cross-posted to RGCP?


"Chess One" <innes8@verizon.net > wrote in message
news:0t9sg.1204$hb3.1026@trndny04...
> Ray is currently 'away' but his Chessville column begins next week. Thanks
> to Gothic Chess for the sponsorship.
> ------
> (7/8) Keene On Chess: Chessville is proud to announce that beginning
> Sunday, July 16, 2006, GM Raymond Keene, OBE, one of the most widely-read
> English-language chess authors of our age, will begin to grace
> Chessville's web pages. GM Keene has been an influential figure on the
> world chess scene for over thirty years, as a player, organizer, and
> author. Educated at Dulwich College and Trinity College, Cambridge (where
> he studied modern languages), Keene rose to prominence in the chess scene
> in the early seventies. He won the British Chess Championship at
> Blackpool in 1971. At that time the UK had no GMs, and its best known
> player was the highly respected Jonathan Penrose (who famously beat
> Mikhail Tal in 1960). Keene was part of the first group of British
> players to achieve the necessary norms to become a GM - beaten to the
> finish line in 1976 by Tony Miles for the title of first British GM.
> Keene, author of more than 130 chess and other books, is being sponsored
> by Gothic Chess, a chess variant that adds two new pieces to the
> traditional 16 in each player's army: a chancellor, moving like a Rook or
> a knight (pictured), and an archbishop, moving like a bishop or a knight.
> The board is necessarily expanded to 10x10 squares to accomodate the new
> pieces. Learn more about Gothic Chess here. Read also our 20-Questions
> interview with GM Keene. Chessville is proud to welcome GM Keene to the
> neighborhood, and look forward to his debut article next week: A Universal
> Defence.
> -------
> And when that comes out I hope that chess players here will take a good
> look at it and estimate its playability and any experience with it at
> various skill levels.
>
> //Phil Innes
>




  
Date: 10 Jul 2006 15:42:38
From: michael adams
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine
Chess Freak wrote:
>
> Why is this cross-posted to RGCP?

Excellentey - you will remark that rgcp possters - ARE the filth - No?.


  
Date: 09 Jul 2006 16:15:37
From: g4
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine

"Chess Freak" <chessfreak@nospam.org > wrote in message
news:AKydnbyh7dd21SzZnZ2dnUVZ_vidnZ2d@speakeasy.net...
> Why is this cross-posted to RGCP?
>
>

Because GM Keene has been the subject of many an rgcp post.
That's why, idiot.




 
Date: 09 Jul 2006 16:50:41
From: Chess One
Subject: Re: Ray of Sunshine
Another ray of sunshine comes from another Chessville columnist Susan Polgar
who, in the strongest ever DDR tournament pulled off a 2700 performance
rating.

This week she decided to win the Women's World Cup on the night before the
FIFA final. Crushing the field, winning her 4 matches by the score of 7/8 (6
win and 2 draws). This received a lot of media attention in Germany
especially because of the final against the German Pahtz.

She is also 'away' at the moment, somewhere in the air between Berlin and
Amsterdam.

You go girl!

Phil Innes