Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Kevin Thurlow » Tue May 10, 2016 12:06 pm

Why is Petrosian "mysterious"? Petrosian and Kasparov didn't give the impression they were mad.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Tue May 10, 2016 12:07 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Matthew Turner wrote:Perhaps not particularly surprising or interesting

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05 ... pion-anat/


Complete with the obligatory(?) 'Five men mad about the game' feature at the bottom (which for some reason names Paul Morphy as a World Champion - that should really only be done with the caveat 'unofficial').


Leon Watson tells me on Twitter that he didn't write that bit!


The Brave New World of social media where you can prompt journalists to correct their articles in near real-time...

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Tue May 10, 2016 12:08 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:Why is Petrosian "mysterious"? Petrosian and Kasparov didn't give the impression they were mad.


But they played chess!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby John McKenna » Tue May 10, 2016 12:18 pm

... Complete with the obligatory(?) 'Five men mad about the game' feature at the bottom (which for some reason names Paul Morphy as a World Champion - that should really only be done with the caveat 'unofficial').


Perhaps any caveat should include -

... on his return to America in May, 1859... not long afterward, and having issued, without response, a final challenge offering to yield the odds of pawn and move to any player in the world, he declared his career as a chessplayer finally and definitely closed - a declaration to which he held with unbroken resolution during the whole of the remainder of his life. (Charles de Maurian's Obituary of Paul Morphy, The New Orleans Times-Democrat, Sunday, July 13th, 1884.)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Tim Spanton » Tue May 10, 2016 10:31 pm

Cardinals bonding over chess in clubhouse

Matheny had three chess boards installed for the team in April

http://m.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article ... r-together

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Roger de Coverly » Wed May 11, 2016 12:21 pm

Carlsen interview

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/ ... y-karjakin

It manages to avoid the dubious claim as to the number of chess players in the world.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby JustinHorton » Wed May 11, 2016 12:36 pm

...but not a couple of dubious claims about the chessboxing freak show.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Wed May 11, 2016 2:19 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:Carlsen interview

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/ ... y-karjakin

It manages to avoid the dubious claim as to the number of chess players in the world.


But a similar claim is made here:

http://en.chessbase.com/post/grand-ches ... in-belgium

The closing frame of the video uses the 500 million statistic (it is a very nice video apart from that).

Counterbalance:

http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.c ... f-fun.html

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Mick Norris » Thu May 12, 2016 7:07 am

I am told there is a program at 11 am today on Radio 4 about chess, called Checkmate me in St Louis:crossing continents
By David Edmonds, co author of Bobby Fischer goes to war.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Kevin Thurlow » Thu May 12, 2016 8:21 am

"I am told there is a program at 11 am today on Radio 4 about chess"

You probably read it on this forum!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Thu May 12, 2016 8:43 am

David Edmonds also has an article out as part of the BBC Magazine section:

Creating the world's new chess capital

I believe that is Edmonds at the top in the first picture?

The radio programme mentioned above can be heard here after broadcast:

Checkmate Me in St Louis (BBC Radio 4, 28 minutes)

Part of the 'Crossing Continents' strand of programming.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Mick Norris » Thu May 12, 2016 8:45 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:"I am told there is a program at 11 am today on Radio 4 about chess"

You probably read it on this forum!


Actually, I got an email from someone who was at school with David Edmonds :wink:
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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Barry Sandercock » Thu May 12, 2016 2:56 pm

Interesting programme, but I felt it was the sort of programme that would have benefited from being filmed and shown on T.V. instead of radio.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Andrew Bak » Sun May 15, 2016 12:06 pm

There was an interesting analogy on Sky Sports talking about the swap of Kvyat and Verstappen in Formula 1.

"It's like a game of chess where the king has sacrificed the Knight for a Bishop."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby NickFaulks » Sun May 15, 2016 1:44 pm

Presumably a reference to en passant would have been too esoteric.


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