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what NKT73 is saying is very powerful. Your "friend" was given the opportunity to do well with it, and he failed his test. But your test is to see how you respond to this. And so far, from the sound of things, it sounds like you are doing a wonderful job :-) You forgive them, learn from the lesson, and continue on.
BTW, maybe you could teach me some basic pointers in the Ponz sometime? Nothing cutting edge, just some basic themes. Always looking for new ideas :-)
Why are you never going to reveal which book?
As stated at first not going to reveal book or author. No reason to try and destroy another human being because he was inconsiderate etc.
I would. Why have so much concern for somebody who obviously wouldn't pour their coke on you if you were on fire.
You would be surprise!! I once got into a fight with someone and ever since we both decided to make it up to each other. Ever since both people have been good to each other even lending a hand where it is needed!!
which book is it because i want to see this original concept
I really am not interested in harming the person who did what he did.
He may have his own demons.
In reply to birdbrain. If anyone is the least bit interested in the Ponziani
Opening or interested in some chess stories as I gave above--please join the group Ponziani Power.
We are playing vote chess now but it is not necessary to play to join our group.
The behavior was rude perhaps, but not unethical given the manner he was given the project. Perhaps you should have retained an interest in the book rather than giving it completely away.
At the time was too sick to care.
I don't mind that he got the financial rewards. But striking out items which might pertain to me was a little beyond the pale. It was going out of his way to make sure that the book could not be traced back to me.
But regardless of that--I do not wish any kind of adversity to him because of the book. [or the way he handled the situation]
Are you sure that really happened?
This is NOT a question of "chess ethics," it pertains to publishing ethics.
If you documented each step of the process, you have a case for complaint. If you did not, then, well, it didn't happen. Get it?
Sure, I get it. I know next to nothing about publishing ethics and in any event was too ill to document anything.
Just an interesting sidelight in my life that is over. [the sidelight! ]
In answer to Conflagration--yes it really happened.
It's not normal not to be somewhat pissed about something like that.
Possibly I was for a short while. But I was so sick it didn't that much matter to me.
Now seeing it from a different time--I am over being upset--Guess I was upset for a day or two.
It seems to me that your friend was caught by the hand of greed, hence decided to assume creation of the book. After a while its easy to him, in a certain level, to pass to "believe" that the book was actually his creation. Anyway, to hide the shame that he feels about his own actions he turns mad at you and cuts the relationship; You, that was reasonibly(is that written correctly?) proud of your accomplishment(the book), were expecting some aknowledgement about your "contributions", even though when you gave him your book you told him that he could assume authory of it.
Right? Wrong? Those questions can only be answered from a certain perspective, that can or not be shared. Ultimately, right or wrong are matters of "opinion"(society, culture...).
At the end both your actions are very natural, human behavior. I think that you did very well facing the situation, and if you still have some "bad feelings" towards this fellow, remember that he is no different than you, no one is anyway. And let it go.
Well, yes, I had hoped for a little acknowlegement of my contributations to this book. Instead he did what he could to hide my contributions-I gave him one of my best games for a small part of the book and he did not use that game but instead picked another of my games which was ok but not one of my best. He did a couple of other things to take away part of my contributions-so I am guessing he was a little ashamed NOT to at least acknowledge some of my contributions.
However having said that--it bothered me for a day or two and then I decided to let it go as, after all, I did set up the situation in such a way that if he did not want to acknowledge my contributions--he did not have to.
Now, I do not like what he did but it is not worth keeping bad feelings.
So,really, I have let it go...
It seems to me that your friend was caught by the hand of greed, hence decided to assume creation of the book. After a while its easy to him, in a certain level, to pass to "believe" that the book was actually his creation. Anyway, to hide the shame that he feels about his own actions he turns mad at you and cuts the relationship; You, that was reasonably(is that written correctly?) proud of your accomplishment(the book), were expecting some acknowledgement about your "contributions", even though when you gave him your book you told him that he could assume authority of it.
If I decided to gouge your eyes out with an ice pick, merely because I didn't like your looks, and society thought it was right, would you?
I mostly want to know what the chess book is so I can know what the idea was. I'm kind of fascinated to hear of a first time ever approach to a chess book when chess has been around so long.
wish I could tell you but then it would give away the whole book.
I suspose if you email me or message me privately and promise never to reveal I might tell you. I really do not want to do any harm to the party who is now the author of the book.
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